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Le Chateau d
Le Chateau d'Isenbourg
Europe / Frankrijk / Alsace / Colmar
Type: House/s
Chain: Grandes Etapes Francaises
Facilities: Binnen ZwembadRestaurantenZwembadFitness ClubMeeting HallenSporten in de omgevingHuisdieren toegestaanSaunaTennisbaan


Open All Year... The Chateau d' Isenbourg is an elegant construction surrounded by flowery gardens. Overlooking on one side the villages and on the other, the vineyards. Cultural and green tourism combine to help you discover Alsace and the Vosges mountains.

General Information

The Chateau d' Isenbourg is an elegant construction surrounded by flowery gardens.Overlooking on one side the villages and on the other, the vineyards.Cultural and green tourism combine to help you discover Alsace and the Vosges mountains. Built over 12th and 14th century vaulted cellars, this manor is an historical and gastronomical stop over on the Alsace wine route.


The existence of the Chateau in the Merovingian era is attested in several documents. Rouffach was part of the Austrian crown lands and the Chateau d'Isenbourg was one of the royal residences.

In 1380, Bishop Frederic de Blankenheim enlarged and doubled the fortified walls of the city, with the object of giving better protection to the town of Rouffach.

The Chateau d'Isenbourg was made part of the town's system of defense. The oldest representation of the Chateau shows Isenbourg and the town of Rouffach in 1548. The imposing mass of the Chateau was dominated by the old Keep, the most ancient part, which, according to tradition, was 'as hard as iron'.

On 7th June 1791, Isenbourg was sold as a national asset. Around 1822, the old superstructure was demolished, the remaining barrel-vaulted cellars, dating from the 13th and 15th centuries are now used as the Restaurant, the cellars and the kitchen.


9 miles from Colmar the chateau overlooks the old town of Rouffach on the Alsace wine route.

By road :

  • From Strasbourg ,70 miles : Motorway A35, exit Colmar Centre - Then N83, direction Belfort, exit Rouffach Nord
  • From Mulhouse ,19 miles : Take the Florival road towards Guebwiller and then follow Rouffach. At Rouffach take the Southern exit ,sud.
  • From Beaune : Motorway A 36, exit Cernay-Colmar

By rail :

  • Rouffach - with a change at Colmar or Mulhouse - Taxis available 0,6 miles.

By Air:

  • Basel-Mulhouse international airport ,31 miles. Strasbourg-Entzheim airport ,53 miles
  • Colmar airport ,9 miles.
Food & Beverages

Chef, Didier Lefeuvre.has in the course of his career had the opportunity of exercising his art in several illustrious establishments. He was Chef de Partie at the Laurent Hotel in Loui Michelin, Assistant Head Chef at the Auberge des Templiers Les Bezards Michelin and held the same position at the Chateau de Locguenole at Hennebont Michelin, to give just an example of his experience. This extremely enriching track record has enabled him to refine and become expert in the learned alchemy which stimulates our palates, so marvellously.

Settle yourselves comfortably in the Dagobert Cellar Room or in the Panoramic Room, recently redecorated, and enjoy the Baby Pigeon Crisp accompanied by a millefeuille of cabbage and foie gras or the Noisette of venison with Berawecka with caramelised apples.

Wine Cellars

This is a cellar that encompasses the entire French wine growing territory, with great growths from every region and, of course, all the great wines from Alsace. The Chateau d'Isenbourg offers for groups : - Menus which marry dishes with wines : on the menuĀ  on request - Tastings : on request, available in the Chateau with a professional oenologist - Visits of the cellars : tours on foot or on bicycles of the vineyards with a guide