Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday in France - Strasbourg this time


We just cannot get enough of France lately.  
So we took an hour and a half train ride from Basel to Strasbourg, France.
This is the big city for the Alsace region and was such a delight.


it was windy and rainy at times but we decided to Seize the Day as the above sign nudged us in that direction.

starting off at the cathedral

then we enjoyed lunch and vino al fresco.


we strolled along to find the Hospital.  
Where the oldest wine in the WORLD is located.
yes, at a hospital.


postcard pretty

and we found it.  the oldest wine cellar in the world and behind us the oldest wine in the world.  1472.  


more Alsatian treats - hearts galore and beautiful window displays.


We stumbled upon a Michelin rated restaurant.  - Chez Ivonne.

This is our Fois Gras sampling.  it was mmmmmmm - amazing.


our dessert - chocolate fondant with warm chocolate filling served ontop of lavender custard.
i could eat this all day everyday.



I'm off to buy more cheese and prepare for the wine & cheese fest tonight.  can't wait!


Hope you darlings have a great weekend!


strasbourg




11 comments:

  1. ooh! DH and I were just wondering about the oldest wine in the world! and foie gras sampling? heaven!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  2. ooo red is your color!!! have a great weekend :) and p.s. i've never been to hotel montana!

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  3. Yay!! I've been to Strasbourg! Love it there!! Love your pics...makes me want to go back :)

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  4. are you kidding me?
    excuse me while i live vicariously through you...

    oooh what i wouldn't give to be in europe right now!

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  5. Aww, I want your life. Haha. This looks like such an amazing time! And I love your outfit. The picture with the umbrella is just the cutest thing in the world, really.

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  6. Beautiful photos! Looks like you would have had an amazing time :)

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  7. ummmmmmmmm stunning. you AND the food.

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  8. strasburg is really nice, haven't been there in a while... need to plan a trip to colmar and strasburg urgently.
    have a good monday, viele grüsse, kristina

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  9. J'adore ce post ! and you look absolutely gorgeous !!

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