Thursday, 7 September 2017

Wednesday Drive to Ribeauville

After a leasurely breakfast the car was packed and we were ready to set off by 10:00am. The first stop was the boulangerie for bread for lunch. The most direct route to the Alsace would have been via Switzerland however that would have required the purchase of a carnet to drive on the Swiss motorways. We opted for the slighly longer journey by staying in France and saved the £30 cost of the pass. Our route took us back towards Grenoble and then towards Lyon before turning off on the peage towards Strasbourg. The journey was around 5 hours 30 minutes . We had considered breaking the journey with an additional nights accomation but decided on an additional night in Ribeauville instead.
The drive was uneventful. The driving was shared and punctuated by a Brexton lunch and coffee stop . Kate soon stopped trying to direct us via Switzerland and routed us via France. On reaching Ribeauville to get to the accommodation we had to drive up the main semi pedestrianised street avoiding the tourists.We were able to park outside the house to unload. The we retrieved from the key safe and having initially opened the "coal shed" found the correct door. The accommodation has 3 floors. The kitchen and lounge is on the ground floor. Bedroom 1 and a bathroom and shower is on the 1st floor and bedroom 2 with its own on suite is on the top floor.The car had to be parked in a public car park on the outskirts of the town about a 5 minute walk away. The "coal shed" was a real bonus as it provided secure storage for the bikes.



We eat out in a restaurant in town. S'Rappschwirer Stebala was eventually selected and we all selected a set 3 course menu for 19.90 euros pp. The main of chicken with mushrooms in a Riesling sauce was particularly tasty.

Ribeuuville is a medieval town with a centre full of historic buildings and lots of tourist shops Louise.Marked cycle paths on the outskirts of the town should provide to opportunity for some cycling.

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