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Eguisheim - The Most Wonderful Medieval Villages of France - The Favorite Village of the French



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???? Location: Eguisheim, France - Alsace
Check-in date: November 1:30 p.m. Monday
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Eguisheim is a French commune located in the Haut-Rhin department and, since January 1, 2021, on the territory of the European Community of Alsace, in the Grand Est region. This city is located in the historical and cultural region of Alsace

Eguisheim is an essential stopover during your stay in Alsace!

Located at the southern exit of Colmar, Eguisheim has been ranked among "One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France" since 2003 and won the title of "Favorite Village of the French" in 2013 during the France 2 program presented by Stéphane Bern.

This medieval village seduces with its modest size, its unique architecture, its profusion of flowers in summer, but also for its authentic charm during the Christmas period when many activities are offered around the Christmas market.

Eguisheim draws its fame from its architectural ensemble, preserved from the ravages of history and intelligently preserved.
Built around its castle, this medieval city unfolds in concentric circles. You will discover in this original village, fountains, colonial courtyards and a church housing a "opening Virgin" from the 13th century.

It will be good to stroll along the alleys and thus admire the colorful palette of the houses whose very old inscriptions on the lintels of the doors you will be able to decipher.
Access: Served by a regular bus/tram line

The Alsace wine route is a tourist route that criss-crosses the vineyards to discover wines and their production. In 2019, it is labeled Vignobles & Découvertes.

The Alsace wine route, inaugurated in 1953, extends over more than 170 kilometers and 119 municipalities, through the departments of Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin. Its emblem is white wine.

It is an economic activity that is part of wine tourism, where it can be practiced by different modes of travel such as car, motorbike, bicycle or on foot.

History - The territory has been occupied since the Palaeolithic
Several archaeological remains or fossils unearthed in the layers of lehms of the municipal territory, in particular in November 1865 the remains of a Neanderthal type man, according to its discoverer Doctor Faudel, prove that Eguisheim has been occupied since the Paleolithic10. The first settlement of the region can be attributed to the Cro-Magnons. Later, other civilizations came to mark the region with their cultural imprints by bringing their artefacts and mortuary customs, as the numerous burials discovered in the last century seem to testify. The trade of the Celtic peoples of the tribe of Leuques, then Rauraques and Séquanes is attested by currencies and rural installations, the Roman legions would have established a camp at the entrance of the village. Later, the Gallo-Romans developed the culture of the vine probably on the flats or near the habitats. The Roman presence on the spot is attested by a tile discovered in 1900 at the foot of the Schlossberg hill, bearing the mention Prima Legio Martia, a battalion of legionnaires led by the Emperor Diocletian (284-305).

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