Sélestat is an ideal base for visiting all of Alsace, including nearby villages and vineyards on the Wine Road.
The main attraction here is the Bibliothèque Humaniste, a museum-library that is currently under renovation. Check back in early 2018 for details on the reopening. The library holds more than 500 ancient manuscripts that date back to 1507. You can walk by now to check on the work in progress. Find it at 1 rue de la Bibliothèque.
Église Sainte Foy is a lovely 12th-century Benedictine church on Place du Marché-Vert, 7 Rue De L’eglise. Notice the decoration on the red sandstone exterior. Phone:03 88 58 87 20
Église Saint Georges is a Gothic church with elegant doors, a Renaissance pulpit sculpted of gilded stone, and extraordinary stained-glass windows. Look for the green roof on Place St-Georges, phone:03 88 58 87 20.
The best place to eat and sleep is at Abbaye de la Pommeraie, the guest house of a former Cistercian abbey. Rooms are spacious, luxurious, and look out over a landscaped garden. The on-site restaurant serves highly rated and pricey meals at lunch and dinner. Phone: 03-88-92-07-84. Less expensive but well-prepared meals can be found at Le Calabrais, a pizzeria at 5 route de Colmar, or La Vieille Tour, a converted house at 8 rue de la Jauge that serves traditional dishes.