There was a time when I felt like I’d been let in on a secret that very few people knew about. I remember my first visit to Kaysersberg as though it were yesterday, although somehow it’s been more than 10 years now since I called this part of France home (how time flies when you’re having fun).
Hidden away in France’s north-eastern corner, this picturesque village of colourful, half-timbered houses was a revelation, especially as I had the good fortune to discover it during the festive season, which made the experience all the more magical.
Of course, the secret’s out now, and all the more so since Kaysersberg was recently named as the Village préféré des Français for 2017. It’s certainly a worthy recipient of the accolade, and if you haven’t been yet then turn to page 8 to see why.
Glenn Ford’s story on page 30 is another reason I’m feeling nostalgic about Alsace this month, not to
mention envious of his life organising walking and cycling tours in the heart of the region’s vineyards, where he’s lived for almost 30 years. As is so often the case, I don’t think I appreciated my surroundings enough when I had all of this on my doorstep. Perhaps it’s time for me to stop daydreaming about moving back there and actually do it?
If you have decided to make the move and are in the process of looking for your dream home in France, don’t miss the opportunity to find it at the next French Property Exhibition in London from 16-17 September. You’ll find more details on page 68, and we hope to see you there.
Enjoy the issue.
This is exactly the sort of house I’d be looking for if I did move to Alsace