From Strasbourg to Colmar, Alsace is easily one of France's prettiest regions.
Ping-ponged between France and Germany, Strasbourg is influenced by both cultures.
The capital of the Alsace is fascinating, with half-timbered houses à la Grimms covered in flowers and Parisian-style mansions set in cobbled squares.
At its center, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, the masterpiece of medieval times, soars up to the sky.
If you are a fan of “Beauty and the Beast”, you might fall in love with Riquewihr.
With a maze of twisting lanes and colorful half-timbered houses, the village resembles Belle’s hometown in many details.
Believed to bring luck (and babies), white storks is Alsace’s beloved animals.
One of the best places to spot white storks is Hunawihr, a peaceful hamlet just two kilometers from Riquewihr.
After spending winter in Africa, they return to Alsace during warmer months, feeding in the marshes and building or repairing their nests.
Bright and colorful, Colmar looks as though it has come out of a children’s storybook.
Colmar is famous for its historic center, the Petite Venise, where houses in pastel colors line cobblestoned streets and bridge-laced canals.
In spring and early summer, the whole area is turned into a flower carpet as countless bouquets of dahlia or marigold bloom.
Charming canals in Petite Venise
Alsace - On the Beautiful Wine Route