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Welcome in Alsace

The small town of Mutzig is nested in a country valley watered by a gentle river, bordered by wooded hills. It is an ideal starting point for long peacefull walks in forests or in sunny vineyards, wine-tasting in cool cellars, or cyclo-tourism on a network of dedicated tracks running along shadowed waterways and amidst colourfull orchards. A motorway brings to - but avoids - the small town, keeping it quiet while facilitating car travels to anywhere in Alsace.

Best seasons to visit Alsace are spring (the contryside is just lovely in April and May with flowered orchards) summer of course and especially autumn, when all vineyards are busy with grapes hand-picking and display wonderfull colors, indian-summer like.

Like many villages in this beautifull and very special corner of France, Mutzig is abundantly flowered. Alsace is a country of good wine, healthy life and generous food. So there are many feasts, festivals, concerts, dinners in any town from Strasbours down to the most remote hamlet, from spring well into late autumn. Then in the middle of cold winter, feasts and lights resume everywhere with the most genuine Christmas markets and village illuminations all along December (click on page tourisme for a flavor of it all).

Mutzig has kept many remains of the rich and often turbulent past of this border region disputed by France and Germany: medieval city walls and main gate, old houses, XVIIth century castle (now a library and a cinema) and many other vestiges. But while all Alsace villages are made of lovely "old stones", they are not faked museums - just enjoyed as part of the normal way of life for any Alsatian, who still often lives in a strong but cosy family house built centuries ago and embellished generation after generation.

 

Le Jardin Fleuri

            Marie-Claire will be delighted to welcome you in her nest    "Le Jardin Fleuri "  at 51 and 53 rue Haute, and to help you discover all the facets of a country she truly loves - with good reasons.

The appartments are located in an old wine-maker house (appartment " La Terrasse " ) and in a "bourgeoise" house ( " Le Duplex " ).

Very sunny, they open to the South on a small and quiet village street, lined by ancient typical houses often renovated in a wonderfull manner.

                                                                                                     

To the North, they give view to a flowered garden fully isolated from the street and surrounded by old stone walls. (only " La Terrasse "  has access to the garden). Beyond, the view stretches out to hills covered with orchards dotted with little houses.

" Le Jardin Fleuri " is about 200 m away from a beautifull gothic church, from village school (XIX th) and from the old Town Hall (XVIII th) and 300 m away from the fountain square and shops. Here you can find the famous Alsatian pastries and cakes. A tiny market takes place every Friday. There is also a good choice of nice restaurants for all tastes in the village, very convenient to share a good beer or a nice bottle of wine around a typical Alsatian menu on a flowered terrace, at the end of a hot summer or late autumn day. And to discuss plans for the next day - there are so many places and events to enjoy in Alsace!

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