The legend tells thatmore than 600 years ago, a lord of Ribeaupierre would have given a coin to a minstrel who had broken his instrument. It is then that the minstrels chose the lordly family as their suzerain, to thank them for their generosity, by organizing a huge festival.
In fact, the independence of the Ribeauville minstrels' guild aroused the fear of the emperors who chose an Alsatian lord to ensure its patronage. In order to meet and to settle possible conflicts, the minstrels met in the courtyard of the castle the day after the feast of the nativity of the Virgin.
Even today, the city of Ribeauvillé has preserved its rich history and its medieval character, notably through a unique Christmas market, animated by numerous folk festivals.
If you like hiking, the Vosges are waiting for you with many villages full of remarkable tourist sites.
Tourist areas : Route des vins
SVG coordinates : 842,858