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Riquewihr, France is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. And the classification is well deserved. Its quaint beauty, ancient history, delicious wine, and abundance of restaurants and cafes make it a top travel destination in the Alsace region of France. The town is rich in history, first mentioned in written documents dating back to the year 1049. The town itself, was first fortified in 1291, and some of these medieval fortifications still exist today. Most notably these include the "Dolder", a 25 meter tall defensive gate built in 1291 and the Thieves Tower, built in 1335 - reportedly with walls two to five meters thick. Riquewihr is an excellent place from which to base your explorations of the Alsace wine route or wine road. This page has photos of some of the carved beams used in the medieval architecture in Riquewihr, The Thieves Tower, the city streets, the medieval defensive walls, the ancient city gates, the attractive clocktower, some of the town's pleasant outdoor cafes, and the surrounding vineyards. I hope you enjoy the Slideshow or browsing these photos of Riquewihr.

The next page of photos of the cities, towns, and villages of France can be seen at: Photos of Saissac, France. See a wide variety of photos from TheWorldinLight Photo Gallery at Travel Destinations and Photo Topics.


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photo of a street in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Street #5233
This photo of a Riquewihr street shows the architecture typical of this part of France.

photo of the village gate in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Gate and Street #5302
This photo shows an original ancient gate that passed through Riquewihr's medieval defensive walls.

photo of Riquewihr, France and surrounding vineyards
Riquewihr and Vineyard #5248
The hillsides surrounding Riquewihr, France if full of vineyards.

photo of Riquewihr, France and its vineyards
Riquewihr Street and Vineyard #5264
Riquewihr is a beautiful village and the surrounding vineyard-covered rolling hills are beautiful as well.

photo of a carved beam in a building in Riquewihr, France
Carved Beam #5231
Not only are the buildings quite beautiful, but many have hidden pieces of art as in this carved wooden corner beam.

photo of a carved beam in a building in Riquewihr, France
Carved Beam #5287
The French people here are proud of their village, their homes, and their wine. Everything is tidy and well kept.

photo of a cafe in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Cafe #5243
Riquewihr is an excellent and interesting place to spend some time. Not only because the village is beautiful and historic, but there are also many excellent restaurants and cafes.

photo of the clocktower in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Clocktower #5258
This photo shows the attractive clocktower of Riquewihr, France.

photo of a coat of arms dated 1540 in Riquewihr, France
Coat of Arms Dated 1540
This old coat of arms embedded in a wall in Riquewihr is dated 1540.

photo of a doorway in old Riquewihr, France
A Debate With Death
This is a photo of a historic plaque in the Riquewihr village wall entitled "A Debate With Death".

photo of the village gate in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Gate #5220
This photo shows an ancient city gate of Riquewihr, France.

photo of the village gate in old Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Gate #5301
This photo shows another view of an ancient city gate of Riquewihr, France.

photo of the village gate in Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Gate and Street #5307
This is another ancient city gate in Riquewihr, France.

outside the old city walls in ancient Riquewihr, France
Outside Village Walls #5218
These are some homes that make up the outer wall of ancient Riquewihr, France.

photo of a mural in Riquewihr, France
Building With Mural #5222
This well-decorated building in Riquewihr has an interesting mural.

photo of a shop in Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Shop #5242
Riquewihr is popular with tourists without being over-run. This photo shows the outside of one of its many shops.

photo of a store front in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Shop #5274
This is another shop in the old village of Riquewihr, France.

photo of a street in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Street #5215
This photo shows one of the entrance gates to old Riquewihr, now surrounded by a more modern town.

photo of a street in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Street #5225
This is a photo of a city street in old Riquewihr.

photo of a street in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Outdoor Cafe #5226
This photo shows one of the pleasant little outdoor cafes in beautiful Riquewihr, France.

photo of a street in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Street #5230
Photo of a Riquewihr street.

photo of the door to the Thieve's Tower  in ancient Riquewihr, France
Thieve's Tower Door #5295
This is the door to the 14th century Thieve's Tower, used in olden times as a prison.

photo of a street in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Street From Our Gite #5328
This photo shows a part of the old village of Riquewihr as seen from the Gite where I spent one week in 2011.

photo of a street in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Street #5244
It's a sheer pleasure to browse the old village streets, look at menus and choose a place for dinner, wine, beer, or coffee.

photo of a street in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Street #5247
This is beautiful Riquewihr, France.

photo of a street in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Street #5254
This is a photo of another clean, quiet Riquewihr street.

photo of Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr Street and Vineyard #5283
One is never far from grape vines and vineyards when in Riquewihr, France.

photo of Riquewihr, France and vineyards
Riquewihr Street and Vineyard #5264
This photo shows a view of a vineyard at the end of a street in Riquewihr, France.

photo of Riquewihr, France and vineyards
Riquewihr Street and Vineyard #5265

photo of a window in a house in ancient Riquewihr, France
Riquewihr House Window #5232
A photo of windows decorated with flowers on a home in Riquewihr, France.

photo of carvings around a window in a house in Riquewihr, France
Wood Carvings Around Window #5270
This photo shows some of the fine wood carving around a window in a home in Riquewihr, France.

photo of sausages in a shop in ancient Riquewihr, France
Sausages Hung at Market #5271
This photos show sausage hung in a market in Riquewihr, France.

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