Category: France

Live Travel Author Interview – Jacqueline Lambert

Come along and ask me anything!

Hi, I’m Jacqueline (‘Jackie’) Lambert, author of the Adventure Caravanning with Dogs series. Based on my blog, the books follow the true story of how Mark and I gave up work, accidentally bought a caravan – then decided to rent out the house, sell most of our possessions and tour Europe full-time with our four dogs.

I invite you to join me this Sunday 6th December at 10am GMT for my live Spotlight Sunday feature on ‘We Love Memoirs’, the friendliest group on Facebook, run by N.Y.T. bestselling author Victoria Twead, among others.

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Haut Koenigsberg Castle & Kaysersburg, Alsace, France

Haut Koenigsberg Castle, © Tristan Vuano

In a thoroughly modern way, one of the tourist brochures for Alsace featured a list of ‘Spots Instagrammables’. The Château de Haut Koenigsberg was Number 1.

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Alternative Alsace: A Walk Through History on ‘The Mountain of Death’ – Hartmannswillerkopf, Alsace, France

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The Altar of the Homeland – Hartmannswillerkopf

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” 

George Santayana

 

Alsace is best known for it’s wine route, castles and fairy tale villages. However, 956.5m (3,136 ft) above the Alsace plain, at Hartsmannswillerkopf, or HWK as it is known, you will find an extraordinary relic of WWI. Continue reading “Alternative Alsace: A Walk Through History on ‘The Mountain of Death’ – Hartmannswillerkopf, Alsace, France”

Of Mice & Men – Éguisheim, Alsace, France

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The Fab Four in front of the St Leon fountain, Éguisheim’s own Pope

“For breakfast, they have a massive bowl of coffee, like a cereal bowl, and they dip in pieces of a huge, bell-shaped cake, called Kugelhopf!”

These were the awed observations of cultural differences, relayed to my parents, following my first ever trip abroad. Aged 14, I had been on a school exchange to Alsace to learn French.

As if cake for breakfast were not enough! Alsace is a magical place of wine, castles and culture tucked next to the Rhine in north-east France, right on the German border. Continue reading “Of Mice & Men – Éguisheim, Alsace, France”