Picturesque Towns and Villages in Alsace, France

Apart from the wine, one reason to visit the Alsace region is for the beautiful, fairytale villages and towns. With cobbled stone and timbered houses, the Alsace region is like a trip into the past. Here are the most picturesque locations I experienced whilst visiting in April with my mum.

Walking through Eguisheim was like stepping into a fairytale. Here I discovered a real treasure in the Alsace. Full of unique, colourful buildings delightful courtyards and fountains, it would be hard not to fall in love with this charming place. The circular town is surrounded by vineyards which are lovely to walk up.

Alsace, France


As a famous architect once said, ‘In Strasbourg your eye is never bored’. It is a beautiful city to walk around with plenty to do. The Petite France region has a particular charm and I was completely taken in by the fabulous wisteria house here. This is the perfect place to base yourself for exploring the Alsace region.

Alsace, France


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I remember Riquewihr as a town full of colour. Walking down the Main Street was dazzling. The blue and yellow house pictured below were two of my favourite houses we saw.

Picturesque Towns and Villages in Alsace

This is a small yet charming village along the Alsace wine route. As you can tell we visited at Easter time. I ate a delicious traditional flambé here.


This is a quaint little village with vineyards all around. You can drive (or hike) to the top of the surrounding hills to get a panoramic view of the village.



Colmar is well-known to be a fairytale town. Unfortunately whilst we were there, some building work was happening and we were unable to appreciate it in all its glory. I’d love to return and see it without all the Easter markets covering the cute courtyards.



This is a very small yet charming village. I wish we we could have stopped to explore properly here (we drove through). One thing I immediately noticed were hearts on top of some of the houses. People used to display these hearts on top of their houses if a lady there wished to get married. Boys who intended to get married had a green bottle above their roof.


Many people hike around here with a picnic ready to enjoy the views. We only drove through this village but did not fail to notice the lovely scenery.




  1. roxannereid1
    September 23, 2017 / 10:04 am

    Oh gosh, I remember loving those towns in Alsace, especially Colmar and Riquewihr. Thanks for bringing back happy memories with your photos.

  2. September 23, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Colmar has been on my bucket list for ages but didn’t know there were more amazing villages in the same region! Serious oversight on my behalf. Like the look f Riquewihr and Eguisheim 🙂

  3. September 23, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    I so want to go to this part of France simply because every town looks like it stepped out of a fairy tale!

  4. swtliving
    September 23, 2017 / 6:55 pm

    The villages/towns are too cute!! I have so much to still explore in France. Thanks for sharing!

  5. September 24, 2017 / 12:28 am

    Lovely pictures! I can also recommend Obernei in France and (even more so) Freiburg in Germany!!

  6. September 24, 2017 / 7:01 am

    Wow! This looks straight out of a fairytale book! I so want to visit France. I think I’ll have to extend the trip by a week to cover these tiny towns. So so gorgeous!

  7. September 24, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    This isn’t a part of France I know well, but my, what gorgeous architecture! I have a bit of a thing for gables, and the tale of the hearts and bottles is lovely.

  8. September 24, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I love this! I have to add this town to my must-see list in France! Those houses with all the vines and flowers growing up the side are gorgeous! It really does look like a fairytale.

  9. September 24, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, all of these towns and villages are so pretty! I’d especially love to visit Strasbourg one day 😀

  10. September 24, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    I never really had much interest in visiting France until I learned about these cute little towns. How easy is it to get from town to town?

  11. September 30, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Omg they’re all unbearably cute!! Colmar has been on my list for a while but the others look so underrated. I would love to spend a week driving to all of them!

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