Barthélemy Manor House
A piece of France in the Palatinate: This listed manor house Barthélemy has an eventful past. It was built as a private residence in 1619, burned down in 1689, and was rebuilt in the 18th Century. The house is named after Isaac Barthélemy, who purchased the property in 1802 as a summer residence. The French influence can still be felt today, as the owners made a dream come true by turning the mansion into a Maison d`hôtes like in the Provence. The 3500 square meter property was restored two years ago and now includes – in addition to the owners´ private residence – a B & B with four guest rooms/suites as well as three apartments in the old coach house. Old beams, stucco ceilings, sandstone floors, oak boards and antique furniture were stylishly combined with contemporary elements. Enjoy the French way of life: breakfast at an old monastery table, a weekly dinner for all guests (Table d`hôtes), and the historic French garden with winding paths and a broad view of the Rhine Valley.
What to do
The Palatinate Forest and the nearby Alsace region are a paradise for hikers on foot or bike, for mountain bikers and climbers (bicycles can be arranged on request). Golf, trips to castles and to the towns of Speyer, Baden-Baden, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Heidelberg.