kaysersberg, france - cheesecake, fondue & a chateau

Another entry in the "the best thing about living in Switzerland is all the opportunities to get the hell out of Switzerland" file. Our go-to for amazing food, incredible wine, and stunning architecture and landscapes is the Alsace region of France. We've been to Colmar and Eguisheim a few times each, so with Sara we decided to explore somewhere new: Kaysersberg.

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

My eyes are closed but they are closed with pure joy. Love these two kids. [Actually, it's because a 114-year-old man took our picture. Yes, this was the best one.]

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings


Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings


Such a sweet romantic moment! I can just hear my dad making overly dramatic sloppy kissing noises when looking at this. Not a fan of the PDA, that guy. Here's one more up your alley, dad:

 NAILED IT.

Actually this picture probably represents us more than any other: window shopping for fatty foods. Probably debating if we have stomach space, then deciding we do, if we split one, and then we decide to split two, and get one for later, which we eat right away. Typical.


Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings
 
Thank god Alex and I narrowly avoided standing directly in that blue time-space continuum/black hole.


There was a lot of good window shopping to be done! I have a pretty amazing collection of Alex staring into the windows of wine/fine food shops all over Europe.

Upside down muffins: HUGE in France.


Or perhaps you'd prefer some knives to go along with your collection of religious peace symbol paraphernalia?

No? Maybe some building-porn, then?

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings



Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings


Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings



Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings




Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

These signs are all over Europe and whenever I see one I tell Alex "it's a hand holding zone, we have to hold hands yayyyyyy"

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings
 To wit.

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings



Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings


Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France cheesecake
Irresistible. I told you. This is what we do.

 Alex snapped mid-sentence: "It's sooooo gooooooooooooood..."

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings


Kaysersberg, Alsace, France colorful buildings

After we'd explored the city's colorful streets, we decided to venture up the winding path to the Chateau. 

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France chateau castle

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France chateau castle

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France chateau castle
With a nice view of the whole village on our way up.




Kaysersberg, Alsace, France chateau castle
At the top, there's a big spire you can scramble up.

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France chateau castle
Which of course, we did.

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France chateau castle
And we were rewarded with this 365 panoramic view from the top.

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France chateau castle

Kaysersberg, Alsace, France chateau castle

From the top of the chateau we waved farewell to Kaysersberg. Then hopped in the car and drove the few minutes to Eguisheim for dinner.


Au Dore Colmar Alsace France
There is a sign out front that says "hot tea to go" (you can see it in this photo, right above my head). We went inside and ordered hot tea to go from the owner, who made out like it was the world's biggest inconvenience and rolled his eyes at us multiple times. His other staff kept asking to help us and we kept ordering hot tea and they kept asking the owner if we could have hot tea and he kept saying yes, rolling his eyes, and not making us hot tea. 15 minutes later, his 112-year-old mother made us two hot teas to go and was very smiley and nice and reminded me of my grandma. If you don't want to serve hot tea to go, take down the sign in your window advertising hot tea to go, or, tell us NO when we order hot tea to go. FRANCE.

Colmar Alsace France

Eguisheim Alsace France
Walking through Eguisheim to our favorite Kas'Fratz.

Kas'Fratz Eguisheim Alsace France

Kas'Fratz Eguisheim Alsace France

Kas'Fratz Eguisheim Alsace France

Kas'Fratz Eguisheim Alsace France

Kas'Fratz Eguisheim Alsace France

Kas'Fratz Eguisheim Alsace France

Kas'Fratz Eguisheim Alsace France
This was our dessert: a thin crust pizza with ricotta, caramelized bananas, and chocolate sauce. Served with a shot glass of rum. Pour the rum over the thing. Set on fire. Let flames settle before consuming.

Sara had one more day left in Switzerland, which was a freezing cold rainy miserable day, which we spent driving 2 hours to hike, walking around in the freezing rain and wind for 15 minutes, and then giving up and driving 2 hours home. This day.... is not getting its own blog post. Thanks for coming Sara! See you soon (in London!)!

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