Cities and villages

A visit to Sélestat, a Town of Art and History

A visit to Sélestat, a Town of Art and History

Sélestat is an Alsatian town located between Colmar and Obernai, at the foot of the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle. It is the fourth town in Alsace size-wise, but it's still not very known by...

Neuf-Brisach, a Vauban fortified town

Neuf-Brisach, a Vauban fortified town

Neuf-Brisach is a small town in Alsace, located in the East of Colmar, very close to the Rhine and the German border. Neuf-Brisach is known for its fortifications, built in the 17th century by the...

Visiting Hunspach, a village in Northern Alsace

Visiting Hunspach, a village in Northern Alsace

Hunspach is a charming village located in Northern Alsace. I went there one day to discover Hunspach during the Christmas holidays, but I had never been at another season. I've made up for that now...

Riquewihr, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Riquewihr, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Who doesn't know about Riquewihr? This adorable village located on the Alsace Wine Route is often a must-see for people coming to visit the region. And rightly so, because one can only admit...

Kaysersberg, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Kaysersberg, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Kaysersberg is one of my favorite villages in Alsace. Located on the Wine Route, it is not far from Colmar and has mad charm during the Christmas market, but also all year round. I actually prefer...

Kientzheim, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Kientzheim, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Kientzheim is a village on the Alsace Wine Route, very close to Kaysersberg. Beware not to confuse this village with Kintzheim, located further north in Alsace. Today and since 2016, Kientzheim is...

The village and castle of Ferrette

The village and castle of Ferrette

Ferrette is a village located in Southern Alsace, in the Sundgau. This is right in the Alsatian Jura, just at the border with Switz Jura. Ferrette has recently been in the spotlight by taking part...

Bergheim, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Bergheim, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Bergheim is a charming village located on the Alsace Wine Route, not too far from Colmar. Less known than other villages such as Kaysersberg or Riquewihr, Bergheim still deserves a visit. I...

Eguisheim, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Eguisheim, a village on the Alsace Wine Route

Eguisheim is a typical Alsatian village located next to Colmar, on the Alsace wine route. It is known to have been chosen as the Favorite Village of the French people ("Village préféré des...

Guided tour of Colmar old town

Guided tour of Colmar old town

The tourist office of Colmar offers several guided tours for individuals, including a tour of the old town. This is a fairly standard tour, but make no mistake: I have learned a lot in this tour,...

Visit of the Sundgau – The Largue Valley

Visit of the Sundgau – The Largue Valley

The Sundgau is a region located in the South of Alsace, between Mulhouse and Basel (in Switzerland). Slightly less quaint than the Wine Route, it is also less touristy and is worth the visit if you...

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