AU BOIS LE SIRE ***
Alsace, a region with many facets, set in a green setting: plains, vineyards on the hillsides, its many typical villages on the wine route, the mountains, the route des crêtes... A land with a rich cultural past, a veritable open-air museum with the medieval villages of Kaysersberg, Riquewhir and Eguisheim and numerous historic monuments, such as the fortified castles of Holandsbourg and Haut-Koenigsbourg, or the cathedrals of Colmar, Thann, Sélestat and Strasbourg. It's a land of gastronomy, with simple but tasty typical dishes such as liver dumplings or "Fleishnackas", rich and tasty charcuterie, refined dishes such as goose or duck foie gras, not forgetting of course the irreplaceable sauerkraut. And what can we say about the wines of Alsace, now in the pantheon of our country's great white wines, with the grand crus, late harvest and noble grapes, which will thrill the most demanding palates.
300-metre-long 12th-century fortress perched on a rocky ridge (Stophanberch) in the eastern Vosges mountains at a height of almost 800 metres, around ten kilometres west of Sélestat. From the castle, you can look out over the Rhine valley.
After an eventful history, it was donated by the town of Sélestat to Kaiser Wilhelm 2 in 1899.
In 2021, the castle is one of the best preserved castles and is the only French national monument in Alsace.
36 km - 46 minutes
Discover Strasbourg by boat on the River Ill, Batorama is the number 1 tourist activity in the Grand Est region. Discover the must-see sites of the Alsatian capital, including the Petite France district, the Neustadt or imperial quarter, and the European institutions, on board covered, air-conditioned boats, or in open water when the weather is fine.Discover Strasbourg by boat on the River Ill, Batorama is the number 1 tourist activity in the Grand Est region. Discover the must-see sites of the Alsatian capital, including the Petite France district, the Neustadt or imperial quarter, and the European institutions, on board covered, air-conditioned boats, or in open water when the weather is fine.
Nestling in the heart of the vineyards, Colmar's traditional houses, canals, flowers, delicious cuisine, renowned fine wines and charming accommodation make it an idyllic example of Alsace and the guardian of an art of living where conviviality and hospitality are the essential values of a quality welcome.
Colmar offers you a fascinating glimpse into more than a thousand years of European history, with a wealth of heritage and culture that has been remarkably preserved. At the crossroads of Europe's major roads, between Strasbourg, Freiburg and Basel, and at the gateway to Germany and Switzerland, Colmar's exceptional location makes it an ideal starting point for exploring the entire Upper Rhine region.
22 Km - 29 minutes
The Alsace Wine Route winds its way from north to south through the hills of the vineyards, covering more than 170 kilometres at the foot of the wooded slopes of the Vosges mountains. The route is a pure delight: the undulating patterns of the vines, sometimes steep, alternate with flower-filled villages with narrow streets and inimitable houses huddled around their bell towers. The cool, welcoming winstubs and wine-tasting cellars are a constant reminder of the love of wine.
From the road, you can venture into the heart of the vineyards and up to the hilltops on the many signposted wine trails that invite you to discover the work of the vines and the diversity of the grape varieties.
10 km - 10 minutes
Renowned for their finesse and elegance, Alsace wines stand out for their freshness and range of aromas, both fine and intense.
Whether you're a wine enthusiast or a fine connoisseur, push open the doors of our cellars and estates to discover all the secrets of Alsace wines.
The promise of unique encounters, friendly moments of sharing and amazing oenological initiations.
10 km - 10 minutes
GARNIER Virginie et FLORENCE David
The "Au Bois Le Sire" hotel and restaurant is a family-run establishment, run and improved since 1965 by three generations whose sole concern is your well-being. You'll appreciate the comfort, the cosy atmosphere and the meticulous cuisine, certified "Maître Restaurateur". The Hotel Restaurant "Au Bois Le Sire" *** is located in Orbey, in the centre of Alsace, in a privileged position for discovering the Alsace region and its wine route.
Organised tours with à la carte visits (full board).
Either half-board or a complete tour with visits, à la carte.
Half board in general.
either half-board or à la carte.
Organised tours with à la carte visits (full board) + New Year's Eve meal with drinks, live band and party favours.
swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi
fitness room, table tennis
open car park, garages, bus parking next door, bike room