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Outstanding vacation rentals in a historical property facing the vineyard - ALSATIAN HART ***** - Luxury holiday apt - up to 4 pers

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights



ALSATIAN HART ***** - Luxury holiday apt - up to 4 pers

Spacious and superb luxury apartment for 2 couples. Splendid views over the rooftops, the vineyard, mountain and ... until the Black Forest! Air Conditioning. 2 small balconies.

Official Rating 5 stars - March 19, 2013.

Le Grand Cerf is a large romantic and lovely apartment with 2 small balconies, something rare in the medieval village of Riquewihr. Ideal for a stay with family or friends in any season.

Located on the second floor of our big house on the ramparts of Renaissance 1291 Schœnenbourg facing the vineyard, this luxurious appartment occupies a prime location and offers unusual and exceptional volumes.

Extremely bright, the apartment occupies the entire second floor and opens to the 4 cardinal points with superb views.

There are 2 large bedrooms (king size beds 180 x 200 cm) with en-suite bathroom and toilet for each room.

Apartment strictly NON SMOKING

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About the property

Les Remparts de Riquewihr

The location is exceptional: in the medieval ramparts, facing the vineyards. It is quiet, but only a few hundred meters from the heart of Riquewihr, one of the most beautiful villages in France ...

This is a collection of 6 new outstanding luxury holiday homes: 4 of them are located in a big Renaissance house (actually a winery built in 1580) on the first belt of the ramparts (built 3 centuries earlier in the year 1291). The property is facing the famous Schoenenbourg Grand Cru vineyard producing some of the best Alsace wine; 2 other apartments are in a 17th Century adjacent house. The houses are surrounding a small garden. The renovation works took more than 2 years. The result is a gem!

About Us

Jean-Paul Krebs
Rosa Gallica Sàrl
23 rue du general de gaulle
67730 la vancelle
Colmar, 441666252000024
VAT Reg NoFR11441666252

Property Manager
Jean-Paul Krebs
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Jean-Paul Krebs

Les Remparts de Riquewihr (Ramparts of Riquewihr) is our small family business. We are a couple of tourism professionals - Martine and Jean-Paul - having many years of experience in airline business and travels.

We think that - especially for a rather long stay (most of our guests are discovering the slow travel concept and are staying 7 nights and more) - it is not enough to sleep well during the night but it is necessary to enjoy the stay in a place which is somehow of the same level as the historical surroundings, the landscape, the mountain and the vineyards: beautiful. We put a lot of effort and care in the renovation and decoration of our vacation rental apartments because we want our holiday homes to be a memorable part of your travel experience to Alsace and France.

Jean-Paul Krebs purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Jean-Paul Krebs chose Riquewihr

After 6 years of efforts rebuilding this old medieval property we are proud to announce that our collection of new outstanding luxury holiday homes in Riquewihr, Alsace just earned a 4 and 5 stars official classification by the French ministry of Tourism.

Our holiday homes belong without any doubt to the finest places to stay in Alsace.

What makes this apartment unique

The location is exceptional: a very quiet historical place facing the most famous vineyard in the area but within short walking distance of the historical center of the village.

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Les jours d'arrivée et de départ sont flexibles mais les dates ne doivent pas générer de "trou" d'une ou deux nuits avec les réservations existantes. Voir planning.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Riquewihr in Haut-Rhin

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Jacuzzi
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms and 2 separate toilets. Suite for each room. A bubble bath, the other with large walk-in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The apartment offers 2 large bedrooms (king size beds 180 x 200 cm) with en-suite bathroom and toilet for each bedroom. Ancient timbered wall paneling and solid oak flooring complement a most friendly atmosphere in any season and help make this great apartment a pleasant and comfortable space.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • Pétanque Court
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
Apartment strictly NON SMOKING


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ALSATIAN HART ***** - Luxury holiday apt - up to 4 pers
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

I doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Riquewihr many times and stayed in six apartments offered by Jean-Paul and Martine Krebs in the Gîtes Les Remparts de Riquewihr. All are fantastic, but the Alsatian Hart is our absolute favorite. The interior of the Renaissance house and apartment is decorated in artistic taste and in the Alsatian style - exposed timber beams, painted cupboards and armoires and hardwood floors. The cozy sitting room, a bathroom with a jacuzzi and beds much bigger and more comfortable than at home make this a very elegant and comfortable place to stay. Top this off with great views of the vineyards and a wonderful collection of red tile rooftops that can be viewed from two balconies. Perfect for the leisurely breakfast, dinner or cocktail hour. John-Paul, Martine and their Valerie, their wonderful house manager make our stay special every time. When you come to Riquewhir, don’t pass up the opportunity to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Suzan for being such valuable and faithful guests for so long already. It is always a pleasure to have you with us. Earlier this year (2018) our region of Colmar and Riquewihr, Alsace was voted #3 Best Destination in Europe. Alsace is unquestionably spectacularly beautiful. A very special combination of history, culture, scenery, and especially food and wine makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in all of Europe. Riquewihr is a very practical base to visit all Alsace, the Vosges mountains and even nearby Germany and Switzerland. But you know this already and were able to experience it. Be welcome back anytime. Martine and Jean-Paul
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Beautiful flat!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing spot. Two couples - two master suites. We were so comfortable & it felt like home while we enjoyed the lovely local Christmas markets. We would stay again, no question!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Four fantastic nights at Alsatian Hart

  • 5 of 5

This place in Riquewihr was everything it was advertised as. The home was very clean, well equipped, and ideally located to enjoy all of he attractions of the Alsace region. We would highly recomment this place to anyone who is looking to enjoy visiting the quaint towns, the many wineries, and the great food of the Alsace region.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pat, you got it all in your 3 sentences: this is exactly what we wanted to do when we reconstructed this old medieval winery facing the vineyards and sitting on top of the ramparts. Thank you for staying with us and be welcome anytime! Jean-Paul
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The best place to stay in Riquewihr!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th visit to Riquewhir and stay in the fabulous Gîtes Les Ramparts de Riquewihr, the luxurious vacation rental apartments of Jean-Paul and Martine Krebs. Each apartment is highly unique, charming and decorated in traditional Alsatian style. They also have every amenity that could ever be desired – large comfy beds and comforters, fully appointed kitchens, inviting living rooms and, in many, balconies with fantastic views of red-tiled rooftops, church steeples and vineyards. Each Apartment is in an historic building for which the Krebs and local workers, who lovingly restored them, have received multiple national historic preservation awards. Outside the windows of several apartments are views of beautiful vineyards.

The apartments are located in Riquewihr, a walled town, which has been an historic wine trading hub since the 16th century. It is recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The town is conveniently located 45 minutes by car or taxi from Strasburg and 20 minutes from Colmar. Riquewihr’s cobbled streets, historic timbered buildings and watchtower are beautiful, both during the day and at night under the warm glow of antique lights. The town is surrounded by vineyards and walking paths which beg to be visited. A tramp through the vines is fantastic whether on spring days, summer evenings at twilight, at the time of fall colors or in winter during the Christmas market with a mug of hot mulled wine in tow.

We have stayed in a number of Jean-Paul and Martine’s properties – the Fox and Grapes, Alsatian Hart, Sentinel, Klevner, Little Bear, Mountain Hiker – and fully enjoyed each of them. The apartments and wonderful hospitality and company of the Krebs and their charming house manager, Valerie, have made Riquewihr one of our favorite places in the world and one that we return to again and again.

Chris and Susan - Boulder, Colorado USA

P.S. Riquewihr has fabulous restaurants – Le Sarment d’Or, La Grappe d’Or, Au Trotthus, L’Originel and St. Alexis, which is just out of town – and great wineries, especially Dopff, which has crémant (sparkling wine) to die for!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Susan to be such faithful guests and for loving the historical places we have tried to turn into comfortable holiday apartments. Be welcome back anytime!
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An apartment that matches the charm of Riquewihr

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and were pleased that we chose to stay here. The rooms had all of the charm of a centuries old home, but with modern amenities. The building has been recently renovated and appeared to be professionally decorated. Original artwork adorned the walls. The bathrooms were clean and beautifully updated. The kitchen included new appliances and was well stocked. There are new windows throughout with views of the town and countryside in all four directions. We would recommend the Alsatian Hart to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us at Les Remparts de Riquewihr. The Alsatian Hart apartment is located in an old winery built in 1580 on top of the defence wall faving the most famous vineyard in the area. Although the house was in a very bad shape when we purchased it, we were seduced by the location: very near to the center of the village but slightly off (80 meters) to be quiet and peaceful; fantastic views instead of having a neighbour too close by; easy access by car. We did our best to renovate the house, including all modern amenities while keeping it historical flair. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your holiday. Welcome back anytime!
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A wonderful vacation in a wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the 2 BR 2 BA apartment for 7 nights, and our son and his Gf (aged 30) joined us for the weekend. We used this as a base for day trips to Kayserberg, Colmar, Strasbourg, Freiburg, and Staufen. The apartment is terrific - in a secluded spot but close to parking (Valerie provided us with a permit for a small fee) and many restaurants plus small markets for groceries. The air conditioning was great as our first few days coincided with a heat wave. A gas station and larger market were located in the next town. We enjoyed great dinners especially at Au Trotthaus and L'Original. Valerie and the owner were very responsive to our questions and concerns. Thank you for your hospitality. We highly recommend this special apartment.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
30 restaurants within walking distance
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Riquewihr, perhaps the most romantic medieval city of Alsace is hidden among the vineyards and the Vosges Mountains.

Alsace and the medieval town of Riquewihr the vineyards are definitely a great destination. Alsace offers a unique combination of history, culture and landscapes. A renowned gastronomy and delicious wine make it one of the most interesting regions to visit in Europe.

In early 2010, the famous travel guides Lonely Planet elected Alsace among the original 10 destinations in the world to visit this year! For Lonely Planet, Alsace is one of the most beautiful and the most original of France which, thanks to its wine, cuisine and other attractions and tourist facilities are worth the trip.

Riquewihr is one of the crown jewels and has still the face that was hers there nearly 500 years. More than 30 restaurants are within walking distance in the village, the traditional family restaurant in the establishment of prestigious Michelin star.

Riquewihr is also a convenient place to stay for exploring and discovering all Alsace, but also very close to Germany and even Switzerland.