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Wandering through a fairytale Alsace village

Alsace is known to be the region in Eastern France with the colorful and charming Renaissance houses. Before I dive deep into this blog post, I just want to let everyone know that Alsace was BY FAR my FAVORITE area in France! I just fell in love with how peaceful, charming and colorful everything was and it made me feel like I was in a storybook. I truly felt like my favorite Disney princess, Belle as I was roaming through fairytale Alsace.

A summer day exploring Colmar, France

Speaking of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, a fun fact is that the classic Disney fairytale was based in Alsace (the town of Eguisheim to be exact, but I go into that later on). No matter where you tend to wander through or get lost in this region, it is hard to not be amazed at everything!

A colorful village in the Alsace region of France

Today, I am so excited to go over everything I did in the Alsatian towns of Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg and expose you to everything you could do or see if you ever make a visit to this region.

The colorful timberwood houses of Colmar, France on a summer day

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A fairytale Alsace getaway

Transportation to and Around Alsace:

A woman exploring the village of Colmar

Throughout my time in France, I traveled around via the TGV high speed train and made it to our destinations in a short amount of time. (I made sure to book my tickets via Rail Europe in advance.)

The beautiful architecture in Colmar, Alsace

Other ways to get to fairytale Alsace is by traveling via flight or car. You could find great flight deals on Skyscanner as well as decent car rentals!

A woman enjoying a beautiful day in Colmar

While we were in Alsace, the towns were small enough to walk everywhere; but to get from each village, my friend and I ended up traveling via taxi. One thing to note about the towns in Alsace is that they are very different from the larger cities in France. You will find that many locals in this region do not speak English (they mainly speak French, German or Alsatian, which is a French/German dialect) and the only way you could find information is either at your hotel’s front desk or the prospective town’s tourism office (usually located in the heart of town). It is at these two places where you could request or schedule a taxi. It is also important to remember that these tourism offices close for an hour or two for lunch and also around evening to conclude the day.

A peaceful fountain in fairytale Alsace

Where to Stay in Fairytale Alsace:

The Perfect Fairytale Getaway to Alsace, France (Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg)

During our time in Alsace, we stayed in Colmar. Even though Strasbourg is the largest city in Alsace, Colmar is a better base because it is centrally located in the region, making it easier to tour the other small towns.

A pink iconic building in the town of Colmar

Located in the heart of Colmar, specifically in La Petite Venise is Hôtel Saint Martin – a charming boutique hotel featuring a quaint Alsatian charm (found through TripAdvisor). I love how Hôtel Saint-Martin is surrounded by some of Colmar’s best restaurants and cafés, souvenir shops and is situated right where the Christmas markets take place during the month of December.

You could find other hotels in fairytale Alsace on Expedia and there are a plethora of Airbnb options as well as HomeAways.

A beautifully decorated building facade in Colmar, France

Fairytale Alsace Villages:

Colmar:

A woman enjoying the canal views in Colmar

Located a half an hour from Strasbourg via train is the lovely city of Colmar. This wonderful area is where France meets Germany and the two cultures come together. You could see it in the architecture, language and food.

The beautiful architecture in fairytale Alsace

As much as I love to take photos, I do not remember a place, other than fairytale Alsace, that I have been to where I have taken photos of every single part of the city (not kidding). It is that beautiful!

A gorgeous building with unique shutters in Colmar

Here is Everything to See and Do in Colmar:

Stroll through the Lovely Cobblestone Streets:

A woman walking alone in Colmar, Alsace

One of the best things to do when you first get to Colmar is to take a stroll and just get lost. Admiring the colorful timber-framed medieval and early Renaissance houses and buildings is a great way to travel back in time and daydream about being in your favorite fairytale. Also, don’t worry about directions; Colmar is a very safe city to get lost in and it is small enough to explore most of the town in one day. It is also a great destination for solo female travelers!

Take a Boat Tour through La Petite Venise:

A sunny summer day in Colmar, France

One of the best ways to see the gorgeous city as well as learn about Colmar’s history is by taking a boat tour along the charming river, La Lauch, in La Petite Venise. It is also along this river that you will find some beautiful bridges. It is another wonderful way to get some great photos!

Find a Cute Café to Relax:

Delicious hot chocolate and blueberry tarte in Colmar

Not only could you enjoy the charming atmosphere of Colmar while you are visiting; there is no better way to top it off than by sipping some delicious café au lait (coffee with milk) or chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) and savoring a pain au chocolate (chocolate croissant) or tarte aux baies (berry pie).

On the morning of our second day in Colmar, we enjoyed a lovely breakfast at Au Croissant Doré, a café situated on a little side street in the heart of town. I enjoyed a delicious chocolat chaud with a tarte aux baies, specifically with blueberries. It was to die for!

Walk through the Cathedral:

An up-close photo of the cathedral in Colmar

If you have been reading my past blogs, you definitely know that I love to visit sacred sites of the country I am visiting. During my time in Colmar, I made my way to Collégiale Saint-Martin. This beautiful cathedral dates back to the 14th century and contains some of the best Gothic styles. One interesting fact about this cathedral is that it suffered extensive damage during the French Revolution, but was later restored into the stunning church that it is today.

Savor an Amazing Alsatian Dish:

A delicious Alsatian dish of chicken, mushrooms and spaetzle

Even though fairytale Alsace is located in France, it has been passed between Germany several times since the late 15th century. As I mentioned above, this region has a heavy German influence.

One of the biggest ways you could tell the difference between Alsace and the many other regions in France is by their cuisine. Many traditional Alsatian dishes consist of pork, Munster cheese and spaetzle.

In Colmar, I savored one of the best dishes of my life! Located across the street from Hôtel Saint-Martin, in La Petite Venise, is Koifhus Winstub. During my time there, I enjoyed a delicious stuff chicken with mushrooms, spaetzle and cream. I also drank a great Alsatian beer on the side. It was very filling, but oh-so-delicious!

Eguisheim:

Entering the fairytale Alsace village of Eguisheim

As one of the most beautiful towns I have ever been to in the world and the place that inspired the opening scene of Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Eguisheim CANNOT BE MISSED during a trip to fairytale Alsace!

The Perfect Fairytale Getaway to Alsace, France (Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg)

Just like in Colmar, you will find gorgeous Renaissance-style houses all throughout the town. The major difference between the two villages is that Eguisheim has fewer tourists than Colmar. Eguisheim is also a wonderful town to taste some of Alsace’s best wines! (Yes, I could live here if I could.)

The Perfect Fairytale Getaway to Alsace, France (Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg)

Here is Everything to See and Do in Eguisheim:

Find the House and Fountain from Beauty and the Beast:

The Perfect Fairytale Getaway to Alsace, France (Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg)

As you begin to wander through the quaint streets of Eguisheim, you could find some amazing hidden gems! One of them is the house from the opening scene of Beauty and the Beast. This little house has existed for many centuries, of course while being maintained. This is one of the major attractions in Eguisheim where you may need to wait in a line to get a photo. Please note that it is prohibited to walk up the stairs to the door.

Another amazing attraction from the classic fairytale is the fountain that Belle sat on with all of the sheep. This is definitely an easier find because it is located in the heart of town, right by the iconic Presbytère Catholique. This is probably the most crowded area in Eguisheim.

A happy woman in Eguisheim, France

Count How Many Storks You Could Find:

Storks on top of buildings in Eguisheim

One of the prominent figures you will see during your time in fairytale Alsace is the stork. As largely talked about in Alsatian folklore, these beautiful birds have been a yearly presence in this region, primarily in Eguisheim, during the warmer months.

Storks on top of a building in Alsace

You can spot these lovely creatures high above in the village squares, especially above churches and cathedrals. Their nests are usually perched atop slanted rooftops. That is because it makes it easier for them to roam around, find food and bring it back to their nest.

The small town village of Eguisheim, Alsace

Local Alsatian legend has it that if a stork is flying above your house, then a baby is born. When the baby is born, the stork will fly to an underground lake where the souls of the dead have been reincarnated as babies. The stork will then fish out a newborn, wrap it in a sheet and carry it back to a house. (I am sure many of you have heard this from your parents when you would constantly question where babies came from as you were growing up.)

You could also find storks in the beautiful Spanish city that I studied abroad in called Salamanca.

Get Lost:

A woman looking at timberwood buildings in Alsace

No matter where you wander through in fairytale Alsace, you will find some of the most beautiful spots if you decide to get lost. Below are some photos of what I found during my time strolling through Eguisheim. Another great way to explore the city is by bike. Of course, both my friend and I were wearing dresses, making it difficult to ride a bike so we had to pass up that option.

A woman walking in Eguisheim, Alsace, France
The beautiful timberwood houses of Eguisheim in fairytale Alsace

In addition to seeing some of the most beautiful houses, you could also pay a visit to Eguisheim’s gorgeous church, Presbytère Catholique. I loved how beautiful this church was and it even reminded me of the church from Beauty and the Beast (even though that one wasn’t inspired by Presbytère Catholique). This stunning Catholic church is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in communion with the Pope. It was established in the 2nd century in unbroken communion with the Bishop of Rome.

A beautiful Catholic church in the town of Eguisheim, France

Another great thing to do during your time getting lost in Eguisheim is discovering a great place to eat! Located throughout the city are numerous cafés and restaurants to eat at. Since Choucroute Garnie is a staple dish in Alsace, I decided to get a platter to try at Restaurant Edel in the heart of town. The cured, cold-cut meats (which mainly consisted of pork) were delicious, but also very filling!

A delicious Alsatian charcuterie board

Taste Alsatian Wine:

The wine region of Alsace, France

One of the many things I did not know prior to visiting Alsace is that it has a pretty amazing wine route. During your time in the region, you could find several different wine tours that will weave you through Alsace’s thousand-year-old wine producing area. (It is beautiful!) One of the wine tours I wish we could’ve done, but unfortunately didn’t have the time since we wanted to visit a few other places, was bike riding through the wonderful vineyards. I guess I will have to save that experience until I come back!

A woman walking through the gardens of a hosue

If you are limited on time like we were, you could also do a tasting at a winery in Eguisheim. We did our tasting at Paul Schneider, an independent winegrower from over four generations. We tried a selection of wines ranging from Riesling to Muscat and Pinot Gris to Gewurztraminer. They were all tasty! I also love how pretty the outside of the winery was!

Paul Schneider Winery in Eguisheim, Alsace

Enjoy Delicious Pretzels:

A woman savoring a pretzel in Alsace

Throughout Eguisheim are various pretzel stands as well as traditional French bakeries. Since we were in a region where there was a major German influence, I decided to get a delicious pretzel to snack on.

Located on the main road, when you pass the main square, is Patisserie Marx. It is here where you could grab a variety of different baked goods as well as one of my favorites – pretzels! I got a delicious caramel-covered pretzel and it was amazing.

Kaysersberg:

The beautiful village of Kaysersberg, Alsace

Located on the fairytale Alsace Wine Route is the storybook town of Kaysersberg. A cool fact about this town is that it was named France’s Favorite Village in 2017 due to its friendly local residents, adorable architecture and overall charm. The medieval fortress that surrounds the city serves as a reminder of both Kaysersberg’s strategic importance and warlike past.

A stunning alleyway in Kaysersberg, France

One of the many reasons why I loved visiting Kaysersberg as our last Alsatian destination is because it was peaceful and relaxing. We didn’t have to deal with heavy crowds and long waits. You could take a photo pretty much anywhere without people getting in the way. It was amazing!

Colorful buildings in the village of Kaysersberg

Here is Everything to See and Do in Kaysersberg:

Relax by the Beautiful Waterfalls:

A beautiful view of the village of Kaysersberg in fairytale Alsace

Located in the heart of Kaysersberg, you will find the flowing Weiss River falls. Since these falls are beautiful, alluring and fresh, it is easy to sit in front of it for hours while enjoying quality time with a friend or loved one. It is also a great place to spend some alone time! In addition, there are also wonderful views of Kaysersberg’s gorgeous Renaissance buildings and houses.

Timberwood houses in the village of Kaysersberg

Find the Best Crème Brûlée:

A creme brulee dessert

In addition to strolling the romantic streets of Kaysersberg, it is also the perfect town to take a lovely break and enjoy a refreshment (coffee or aperitif) or snack. Since crème brûlée is a major staple in France, I made sure to get one during my week there. In fact, some of the best crème brûlée I savored during my time in France was in Alsace. You could find this wonderful dessert at any restaurant or café in the country.

An adorable house in Kaysersberg, Alsace

For those of you who may not know what crème brûlée is, it is French dessert consisting of a rich custard-base topped with a texturally contrasting layer of hardened caramelized sugar. It sure is yummy!

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Souvenir Shop:

A timberwood house in Alsace

Since fairytale Alsace is a unique area in France, I recommend buying your souvenirs here! From magnets to clothing and coffee mugs to pottery, you could find so many intricate pieces in these souvenir shops. As you wander through the main street of Kaysersberg, you could find several different shops.

Find Your “Pretend” Future Home:

Beautiful facades in Alsace, France

Since Kaysersberg is much smaller than both Colmar and Eguisheim, it is definitely easier to walk through in a shorter period of time. Just like the other two towns, I fell in love with Kaysersberg’s architecture. From decorated shutters to lovely flower boxes, I could never get sick of looking at this place.

Visit Château de Kaysersberg:

A lovely day in Kaysersberg, France

A historical place to visit during your time in Kaysersberg is the Château de Kaysersberg. Built in the 11th century, this castle features a fairly large cylindrical dungeon, one of the oldest in the country! You could also take the staircase and enjoy the amazing views of Kaysersberg.

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A woman enjoying a day in Kaysersberg, Alsace, France

Overall, my two days in fairytale Alsace was pretty incredible to say the least. If you have any questions on my time in the Alsatian towns of Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg or my trip to France in general, please feel free to email me at [email protected], contact me via social media or comment below.

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66 Comments

  1. Mathilde on December 8, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    I’m so lucky to have a boyfriend with family settled in Alsace !

    I use to go there every winter for Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market and every summer for its vibrant vibes!

    I think it’s quite underrated unfortunately compared to other cities in France…

    • Taylor Deer on December 10, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Wow, you truly are lucky! I would love to have a place there at some point in my life. I keep seeing all of the photos of the Christmas markets there and it looks magical! I have to agree that it is underrated!

  2. Maria on March 26, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Alsace really looks like right out of a fairytale! The architecture and the small streets are so lovely and also the nature seems to be beautiful as everything is really green. I’d love to visit Alsace someday!

    • Taylor Deer on March 27, 2020 at 9:44 am

      It really did feel like I was in a fairytale! I’d love to revisit during Christmas market season. Also, you would love it so much Maria! 🙂

  3. Kim Deer on March 27, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    This reminds me when we went to the Beauty and Beast movie. It was such a moving movie and the beautiful Alsace architecture is so quaint and charming. Love this blog and all the photos. You look so beautiful roaming the beautiful cobble stone streets in Alsace ~ love you, mom xoxo

  4. Cris F. on March 28, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I am IN LOVE with those buildings! They are all so beautiful and whimsical. Absolutely magical!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      I felt like I was in a real storybook there. It was so beautiful! 🙂

  5. Josy A on March 28, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    The buildings are so so beautiful! I can see why you loved walking around and exploring.

    I had no idea that Alsace was famous for storks – i love that you can spot them nesting on the roofs. That must have fun to spot the little fellas!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      I truly fell in love with Alsace and I want to go back for the Christmas markets! Also, the storks are so cute. 🙂

  6. Sarah Barthet on March 30, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Love everything about this article, so informative and your yellow dress suits you so much!! Wish it was still available!

    • Taylor Deer on March 30, 2020 at 9:22 am

      Thank you so much Sarah! Yes, I got that yellow dress at a local boutique two summers ago. I wish it was still available. 🙂

  7. Cristina on March 30, 2020 at 11:46 am

    I need to add this beautiful place to my bucket list 🙂 I never thought Alsace was so beautiful, you make me want to go now.

    • Taylor Deer on March 30, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      You totally have to go Cristina! It is such a magical place. I love the colorful houses. 🙂

  8. World of Lina on March 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Beautiful photos Taylor! I love this region of France and really wanna visit Colmar too!

    • Taylor Deer on March 30, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you so much Alina! I am hoping to go back for Christmas market season 2021. It looks so magical 🙂

  9. Alexandra Booze on April 17, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    What a truly fairy tale trip! That creme brûlée looks amazing. France has some of the most decadent desserts — I am dying to go back as I have only been to Paris!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      It really was gorgeous there and the food was so delicious! I definitely want to get back to France too and see more regions. 🙂

  10. Erinn on April 17, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, I wish it looked like this where I live! This gives me painting inspiration!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      Right?! I would love to have a home there to escape to 🙂

  11. Michaela on April 17, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Such a dream!! Definitely on my bucket list now 😍

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      You would totally love it Michaela! 🙂

  12. Cassie Bailey on April 17, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    What a beautiful place! I could actually imagine it getting quite addictive, taking photos of all those beautiful buildings. And you blend in so well with the fairytale feel too!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:35 pm

      Thank you so much Cassie! It really was such a beautiful destination. I am trying to go back for the Christmas markets within the next couple years. 🙂

  13. Tiana Bantis on April 17, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    How charming is this region! I just love the distinct architecture and gorgeous colours! Great guide!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:36 pm

      Thank you Tiana! It really was an amazing place. 🙂

  14. Katherine on April 17, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Such beautiful chocolate box villages! I keep telling the husband that we have to get to France (in a year or so when it’s safer). I’m saving this post (and sending it to him) so that we get to Alsace as well.

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:39 pm

      It really was amazing Kat! You would love it so much. I heard the Christmas markets there are magical too. 🙂

  15. Madi | Madimonde on April 17, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Wow! Such stunning pictures, would love to explore this area in my next trip to France (: thank you for all the helpful tips!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you so much Madi! You would totally love the Alsace region. 🙂

  16. Marisa on April 18, 2020 at 12:39 am

    I did a 10 day road trip through Alsace a few years ago and loved every single city we stopped in! Plus we had our own car so we stopped at so many wineries along the way and filled up our trunk with boxes of the most delicious wine! Your photos are giving me some serious nostalgic wanderlust!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

      That sounds like such an amazing road trip! I loved the wineries there too! 🙂

  17. madhu sharma on April 18, 2020 at 1:39 am

    Wow Alsace looks like a place straight from fairytale book ,I would love to visit sometime ..lovely pictures

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Madhu! It was absolutely breathtaking! I loved getting lost there. 🙂

  18. Jen on April 18, 2020 at 2:48 am

    This looks like such a fun place to visit! I love small towns like this. I’ll definitely save this post for whenever I get a chance to go 😁 love your photos!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Jen! It was such an amazing place! 🙂

  19. Mayuri Patel on April 18, 2020 at 3:04 am

    Alsace is really colorful and picturesque town. I loved those houses most. It is straight out of fairy tale books. Love your pictures!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:03 am

      Thank you Mayuri! It is such a gorgeous place. You would love it! 🙂

  20. Katie on April 18, 2020 at 5:02 am

    Such beautiful photos! I spent Christmas in Strasbourg then traveled to the Black Forest in Germany years ago and loved it. Would love to see more of Alsace in the future.

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Thank you so much Katie! That sounds so magical! I want to get back to Alsace during Christmas market season next 🙂

  21. Sandra // BlueMarble Vagabonds on April 18, 2020 at 5:16 am

    I’d expect to see such towns in Germany, didn’t know Alsace is like this as well! Those pics kinda made me fall in love with it already! 😀 And adding that wine route – I think that makes a perfect trip 🙂 Will add to our road trip list for Europe!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Alsace was once part of Germany! It really is so beautiful and the wine is so incredible! 🙂 That sounds like a great road trip stop.

  22. Sharyn on April 18, 2020 at 5:32 am

    What a lovely place to visit. The photos look gorgeous. They really show how beautiful the old buildings are and how good the food must taste!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:06 am

      It really was so amazing Sharyn! I hope to go back for the Christmas markets. 🙂

  23. Ophelie on April 18, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Awww my father is from Alsace and I love this region so much Taylor! Such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed it too! Your article is very thorough, well done!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:07 am

      I remember you saying that. So awesome! I loved your Christmas guide on Alsace and you inspired me to revisit during that time. 🙂

  24. Sophie Clapton on April 18, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Oh my gosh this is just stunning. Alsace looks like an absolute dream! I had no idea it was in a wine region, so now I have even more reason to visit. Your photos are beautiful. Thank you for this great guide, I’ll certainly be coming back to it when I book a trip there!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! The wine was so delicious in that region. You would love Alsace 🙂

  25. Charu Goyal on April 18, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Ahh Alsace!! It has been on my list for few years now and reading this has only made me yearn to go there ASAP. Your pictures are really beautiful, Taylor ❤️

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Thank you so much Charu! It truly is a dream there. You would love it! I’m hoping to go back during Christmas market season. 🙂

  26. galatia savva on April 18, 2020 at 9:16 am

    gorgeous photos! it all comes alive in the sun doesn’t it! Im sold!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Thank you love and yes! 🙂

  27. Emma on April 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

    This is incredible, I can’t stop looking at the pictures. I love France and small towns so this is an unbelievable combination. Also my favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast so that seals the deal right there that I have to visit

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Thank you so much Emma! It truly was such a dream there 🙂

  28. April on April 18, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    I can easily see why you were so enchanted with the Alsace region of France, it does look like a fairytale! Those towns certainly seem like the perfect ones to just walk around all day not caring about where you going as it is all about being where you are. Thanks for a great post!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much April and yes, it was the absolute perfect place to get lost. 🙂

  29. Sam on April 18, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I need to go here immediately! OMG what a beautiful and charming town! Absolutely love all the photos and feeling so inspired to go here! Thanks for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      You would love it so much Sam! It’s amazing! 🙂

  30. Bianca on April 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Clearly need to explore more of France after the lock down. This place is just so pretty! Another place to add to the ever long bucket list of destinations when flights are running again.

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Yes, you would love Alsace so much Bianca! I love France. There is so much that the country offers. 🙂

  31. Amy Alton on April 18, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, it is so picturesque. You match so well with your cute dresses! And those stork nests are amazing…

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you so much Amy! It was so beautiful there. 🙂

  32. Rebecca on April 18, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve only spent time in Paris, but I need/want to explore more of France, and top of my list would be these gorgeous small towns and villages! I need to go back and check the opening scene of Beauty and the Beast to see that house 🙂 PS. you have such cute outfits!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you so much Rebecca! It truly was so beautiful. I hope to go back to France and see more. It’s such a beautiful country! 🙂

  33. Nicky on April 18, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Oh wow!! I’m always aware that I’ve never explored France enough, but you’ve definitely got me putting Alsace on the travel list – this is just too beautiful to miss! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      You totally have to go! It’s so beautiful no matter what time of the year you visit. I want to go back during Christmas time. 🙂

  34. Elizabeth on April 20, 2020 at 1:23 am

    Belle is my favorite Disney princess too, haha!! I could see how I would feel like a princess in the Alsace region, it looks very fairytale like. I have never heard of Eguisheim, but would have to make a stop there if it inspired Beauty and the Beast!

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Wandering through a fairytale Alsace village

Alsace is known to be the region in Eastern France with the colorful and charming Renaissance houses. Before I dive deep into this blog post, I just want to let everyone know that Alsace was BY FAR my FAVORITE area in France! I just fell in love with how peaceful, charming and colorful everything was and it made me feel like I was in a storybook. I truly felt like my favorite Disney princess, Belle as I was roaming through fairytale Alsace.

A summer day exploring Colmar, France

Speaking of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, a fun fact is that the classic Disney fairytale was based in Alsace (the town of Eguisheim to be exact, but I go into that later on). No matter where you tend to wander through or get lost in this region, it is hard to not be amazed at everything!

A colorful village in the Alsace region of France

Today, I am so excited to go over everything I did in the Alsatian towns of Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg and expose you to everything you could do or see if you ever make a visit to this region.

The colorful timberwood houses of Colmar, France on a summer day

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A fairytale Alsace getaway

Transportation to and Around Alsace:

A woman exploring the village of Colmar

Throughout my time in France, I traveled around via the TGV high speed train and made it to our destinations in a short amount of time. (I made sure to book my tickets via Rail Europe in advance.)

The beautiful architecture in Colmar, Alsace

Other ways to get to fairytale Alsace is by traveling via flight or car. You could find great flight deals on Skyscanner as well as decent car rentals!

A woman enjoying a beautiful day in Colmar

While we were in Alsace, the towns were small enough to walk everywhere; but to get from each village, my friend and I ended up traveling via taxi. One thing to note about the towns in Alsace is that they are very different from the larger cities in France. You will find that many locals in this region do not speak English (they mainly speak French, German or Alsatian, which is a French/German dialect) and the only way you could find information is either at your hotel’s front desk or the prospective town’s tourism office (usually located in the heart of town). It is at these two places where you could request or schedule a taxi. It is also important to remember that these tourism offices close for an hour or two for lunch and also around evening to conclude the day.

A peaceful fountain in fairytale Alsace

Where to Stay in Fairytale Alsace:

The Perfect Fairytale Getaway to Alsace, France (Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg)

During our time in Alsace, we stayed in Colmar. Even though Strasbourg is the largest city in Alsace, Colmar is a better base because it is centrally located in the region, making it easier to tour the other small towns.

A pink iconic building in the town of Colmar

Located in the heart of Colmar, specifically in La Petite Venise is Hôtel Saint Martin – a charming boutique hotel featuring a quaint Alsatian charm (found through TripAdvisor). I love how Hôtel Saint-Martin is surrounded by some of Colmar’s best restaurants and cafés, souvenir shops and is situated right where the Christmas markets take place during the month of December.

You could find other hotels in fairytale Alsace on Expedia and there are a plethora of Airbnb options as well as HomeAways.

A beautifully decorated building facade in Colmar, France

Fairytale Alsace Villages:

Colmar:

A woman enjoying the canal views in Colmar

Located a half an hour from Strasbourg via train is the lovely city of Colmar. This wonderful area is where France meets Germany and the two cultures come together. You could see it in the architecture, language and food.

The beautiful architecture in fairytale Alsace

As much as I love to take photos, I do not remember a place, other than fairytale Alsace, that I have been to where I have taken photos of every single part of the city (not kidding). It is that beautiful!

A gorgeous building with unique shutters in Colmar

Here is Everything to See and Do in Colmar:

Stroll through the Lovely Cobblestone Streets:

A woman walking alone in Colmar, Alsace

One of the best things to do when you first get to Colmar is to take a stroll and just get lost. Admiring the colorful timber-framed medieval and early Renaissance houses and buildings is a great way to travel back in time and daydream about being in your favorite fairytale. Also, don’t worry about directions; Colmar is a very safe city to get lost in and it is small enough to explore most of the town in one day. It is also a great destination for solo female travelers!

Take a Boat Tour through La Petite Venise:

A sunny summer day in Colmar, France

One of the best ways to see the gorgeous city as well as learn about Colmar’s history is by taking a boat tour along the charming river, La Lauch, in La Petite Venise. It is also along this river that you will find some beautiful bridges. It is another wonderful way to get some great photos!

Find a Cute Café to Relax:

Delicious hot chocolate and blueberry tarte in Colmar

Not only could you enjoy the charming atmosphere of Colmar while you are visiting; there is no better way to top it off than by sipping some delicious café au lait (coffee with milk) or chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) and savoring a pain au chocolate (chocolate croissant) or tarte aux baies (berry pie).

On the morning of our second day in Colmar, we enjoyed a lovely breakfast at Au Croissant Doré, a café situated on a little side street in the heart of town. I enjoyed a delicious chocolat chaud with a tarte aux baies, specifically with blueberries. It was to die for!

Walk through the Cathedral:

An up-close photo of the cathedral in Colmar

If you have been reading my past blogs, you definitely know that I love to visit sacred sites of the country I am visiting. During my time in Colmar, I made my way to Collégiale Saint-Martin. This beautiful cathedral dates back to the 14th century and contains some of the best Gothic styles. One interesting fact about this cathedral is that it suffered extensive damage during the French Revolution, but was later restored into the stunning church that it is today.

Savor an Amazing Alsatian Dish:

A delicious Alsatian dish of chicken, mushrooms and spaetzle

Even though fairytale Alsace is located in France, it has been passed between Germany several times since the late 15th century. As I mentioned above, this region has a heavy German influence.

One of the biggest ways you could tell the difference between Alsace and the many other regions in France is by their cuisine. Many traditional Alsatian dishes consist of pork, Munster cheese and spaetzle.

In Colmar, I savored one of the best dishes of my life! Located across the street from Hôtel Saint-Martin, in La Petite Venise, is Koifhus Winstub. During my time there, I enjoyed a delicious stuff chicken with mushrooms, spaetzle and cream. I also drank a great Alsatian beer on the side. It was very filling, but oh-so-delicious!

Eguisheim:

Entering the fairytale Alsace village of Eguisheim

As one of the most beautiful towns I have ever been to in the world and the place that inspired the opening scene of Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Eguisheim CANNOT BE MISSED during a trip to fairytale Alsace!

The Perfect Fairytale Getaway to Alsace, France (Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg)

Just like in Colmar, you will find gorgeous Renaissance-style houses all throughout the town. The major difference between the two villages is that Eguisheim has fewer tourists than Colmar. Eguisheim is also a wonderful town to taste some of Alsace’s best wines! (Yes, I could live here if I could.)

The Perfect Fairytale Getaway to Alsace, France (Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg)

Here is Everything to See and Do in Eguisheim:

Find the House and Fountain from Beauty and the Beast:

The Perfect Fairytale Getaway to Alsace, France (Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg)

As you begin to wander through the quaint streets of Eguisheim, you could find some amazing hidden gems! One of them is the house from the opening scene of Beauty and the Beast. This little house has existed for many centuries, of course while being maintained. This is one of the major attractions in Eguisheim where you may need to wait in a line to get a photo. Please note that it is prohibited to walk up the stairs to the door.

Another amazing attraction from the classic fairytale is the fountain that Belle sat on with all of the sheep. This is definitely an easier find because it is located in the heart of town, right by the iconic Presbytère Catholique. This is probably the most crowded area in Eguisheim.

A happy woman in Eguisheim, France

Count How Many Storks You Could Find:

Storks on top of buildings in Eguisheim

One of the prominent figures you will see during your time in fairytale Alsace is the stork. As largely talked about in Alsatian folklore, these beautiful birds have been a yearly presence in this region, primarily in Eguisheim, during the warmer months.

Storks on top of a building in Alsace

You can spot these lovely creatures high above in the village squares, especially above churches and cathedrals. Their nests are usually perched atop slanted rooftops. That is because it makes it easier for them to roam around, find food and bring it back to their nest.

The small town village of Eguisheim, Alsace

Local Alsatian legend has it that if a stork is flying above your house, then a baby is born. When the baby is born, the stork will fly to an underground lake where the souls of the dead have been reincarnated as babies. The stork will then fish out a newborn, wrap it in a sheet and carry it back to a house. (I am sure many of you have heard this from your parents when you would constantly question where babies came from as you were growing up.)

You could also find storks in the beautiful Spanish city that I studied abroad in called Salamanca.

Get Lost:

A woman looking at timberwood buildings in Alsace

No matter where you wander through in fairytale Alsace, you will find some of the most beautiful spots if you decide to get lost. Below are some photos of what I found during my time strolling through Eguisheim. Another great way to explore the city is by bike. Of course, both my friend and I were wearing dresses, making it difficult to ride a bike so we had to pass up that option.

A woman walking in Eguisheim, Alsace, France
The beautiful timberwood houses of Eguisheim in fairytale Alsace

In addition to seeing some of the most beautiful houses, you could also pay a visit to Eguisheim’s gorgeous church, Presbytère Catholique. I loved how beautiful this church was and it even reminded me of the church from Beauty and the Beast (even though that one wasn’t inspired by Presbytère Catholique). This stunning Catholic church is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in communion with the Pope. It was established in the 2nd century in unbroken communion with the Bishop of Rome.

A beautiful Catholic church in the town of Eguisheim, France

Another great thing to do during your time getting lost in Eguisheim is discovering a great place to eat! Located throughout the city are numerous cafés and restaurants to eat at. Since Choucroute Garnie is a staple dish in Alsace, I decided to get a platter to try at Restaurant Edel in the heart of town. The cured, cold-cut meats (which mainly consisted of pork) were delicious, but also very filling!

A delicious Alsatian charcuterie board

Taste Alsatian Wine:

The wine region of Alsace, France

One of the many things I did not know prior to visiting Alsace is that it has a pretty amazing wine route. During your time in the region, you could find several different wine tours that will weave you through Alsace’s thousand-year-old wine producing area. (It is beautiful!) One of the wine tours I wish we could’ve done, but unfortunately didn’t have the time since we wanted to visit a few other places, was bike riding through the wonderful vineyards. I guess I will have to save that experience until I come back!

A woman walking through the gardens of a hosue

If you are limited on time like we were, you could also do a tasting at a winery in Eguisheim. We did our tasting at Paul Schneider, an independent winegrower from over four generations. We tried a selection of wines ranging from Riesling to Muscat and Pinot Gris to Gewurztraminer. They were all tasty! I also love how pretty the outside of the winery was!

Paul Schneider Winery in Eguisheim, Alsace

Enjoy Delicious Pretzels:

A woman savoring a pretzel in Alsace

Throughout Eguisheim are various pretzel stands as well as traditional French bakeries. Since we were in a region where there was a major German influence, I decided to get a delicious pretzel to snack on.

Located on the main road, when you pass the main square, is Patisserie Marx. It is here where you could grab a variety of different baked goods as well as one of my favorites – pretzels! I got a delicious caramel-covered pretzel and it was amazing.

Kaysersberg:

The beautiful village of Kaysersberg, Alsace

Located on the fairytale Alsace Wine Route is the storybook town of Kaysersberg. A cool fact about this town is that it was named France’s Favorite Village in 2017 due to its friendly local residents, adorable architecture and overall charm. The medieval fortress that surrounds the city serves as a reminder of both Kaysersberg’s strategic importance and warlike past.

A stunning alleyway in Kaysersberg, France

One of the many reasons why I loved visiting Kaysersberg as our last Alsatian destination is because it was peaceful and relaxing. We didn’t have to deal with heavy crowds and long waits. You could take a photo pretty much anywhere without people getting in the way. It was amazing!

Colorful buildings in the village of Kaysersberg

Here is Everything to See and Do in Kaysersberg:

Relax by the Beautiful Waterfalls:

A beautiful view of the village of Kaysersberg in fairytale Alsace

Located in the heart of Kaysersberg, you will find the flowing Weiss River falls. Since these falls are beautiful, alluring and fresh, it is easy to sit in front of it for hours while enjoying quality time with a friend or loved one. It is also a great place to spend some alone time! In addition, there are also wonderful views of Kaysersberg’s gorgeous Renaissance buildings and houses.

Timberwood houses in the village of Kaysersberg

Find the Best Crème Brûlée:

A creme brulee dessert

In addition to strolling the romantic streets of Kaysersberg, it is also the perfect town to take a lovely break and enjoy a refreshment (coffee or aperitif) or snack. Since crème brûlée is a major staple in France, I made sure to get one during my week there. In fact, some of the best crème brûlée I savored during my time in France was in Alsace. You could find this wonderful dessert at any restaurant or café in the country.

An adorable house in Kaysersberg, Alsace

For those of you who may not know what crème brûlée is, it is French dessert consisting of a rich custard-base topped with a texturally contrasting layer of hardened caramelized sugar. It sure is yummy!

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Souvenir Shop:

A timberwood house in Alsace

Since fairytale Alsace is a unique area in France, I recommend buying your souvenirs here! From magnets to clothing and coffee mugs to pottery, you could find so many intricate pieces in these souvenir shops. As you wander through the main street of Kaysersberg, you could find several different shops.

Find Your “Pretend” Future Home:

Beautiful facades in Alsace, France

Since Kaysersberg is much smaller than both Colmar and Eguisheim, it is definitely easier to walk through in a shorter period of time. Just like the other two towns, I fell in love with Kaysersberg’s architecture. From decorated shutters to lovely flower boxes, I could never get sick of looking at this place.

Visit Château de Kaysersberg:

A lovely day in Kaysersberg, France

A historical place to visit during your time in Kaysersberg is the Château de Kaysersberg. Built in the 11th century, this castle features a fairly large cylindrical dungeon, one of the oldest in the country! You could also take the staircase and enjoy the amazing views of Kaysersberg.

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A woman enjoying a day in Kaysersberg, Alsace, France

Overall, my two days in fairytale Alsace was pretty incredible to say the least. If you have any questions on my time in the Alsatian towns of Colmar, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg or my trip to France in general, please feel free to email me at [email protected], contact me via social media or comment below.

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66 Comments

  1. Mathilde on December 8, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    I’m so lucky to have a boyfriend with family settled in Alsace !

    I use to go there every winter for Strasbourg’s famous Christmas market and every summer for its vibrant vibes!

    I think it’s quite underrated unfortunately compared to other cities in France…

    • Taylor Deer on December 10, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Wow, you truly are lucky! I would love to have a place there at some point in my life. I keep seeing all of the photos of the Christmas markets there and it looks magical! I have to agree that it is underrated!

  2. Maria on March 26, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Alsace really looks like right out of a fairytale! The architecture and the small streets are so lovely and also the nature seems to be beautiful as everything is really green. I’d love to visit Alsace someday!

    • Taylor Deer on March 27, 2020 at 9:44 am

      It really did feel like I was in a fairytale! I’d love to revisit during Christmas market season. Also, you would love it so much Maria! 🙂

  3. Kim Deer on March 27, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    This reminds me when we went to the Beauty and Beast movie. It was such a moving movie and the beautiful Alsace architecture is so quaint and charming. Love this blog and all the photos. You look so beautiful roaming the beautiful cobble stone streets in Alsace ~ love you, mom xoxo

  4. Cris F. on March 28, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I am IN LOVE with those buildings! They are all so beautiful and whimsical. Absolutely magical!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      I felt like I was in a real storybook there. It was so beautiful! 🙂

  5. Josy A on March 28, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    The buildings are so so beautiful! I can see why you loved walking around and exploring.

    I had no idea that Alsace was famous for storks – i love that you can spot them nesting on the roofs. That must have fun to spot the little fellas!

    • Taylor Deer on March 28, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      I truly fell in love with Alsace and I want to go back for the Christmas markets! Also, the storks are so cute. 🙂

  6. Sarah Barthet on March 30, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Love everything about this article, so informative and your yellow dress suits you so much!! Wish it was still available!

    • Taylor Deer on March 30, 2020 at 9:22 am

      Thank you so much Sarah! Yes, I got that yellow dress at a local boutique two summers ago. I wish it was still available. 🙂

  7. Cristina on March 30, 2020 at 11:46 am

    I need to add this beautiful place to my bucket list 🙂 I never thought Alsace was so beautiful, you make me want to go now.

    • Taylor Deer on March 30, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      You totally have to go Cristina! It is such a magical place. I love the colorful houses. 🙂

  8. World of Lina on March 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Beautiful photos Taylor! I love this region of France and really wanna visit Colmar too!

    • Taylor Deer on March 30, 2020 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you so much Alina! I am hoping to go back for Christmas market season 2021. It looks so magical 🙂

  9. Alexandra Booze on April 17, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    What a truly fairy tale trip! That creme brûlée looks amazing. France has some of the most decadent desserts — I am dying to go back as I have only been to Paris!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      It really was gorgeous there and the food was so delicious! I definitely want to get back to France too and see more regions. 🙂

  10. Erinn on April 17, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Oh my gosh, I wish it looked like this where I live! This gives me painting inspiration!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      Right?! I would love to have a home there to escape to 🙂

  11. Michaela on April 17, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Such a dream!! Definitely on my bucket list now 😍

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:34 pm

      You would totally love it Michaela! 🙂

  12. Cassie Bailey on April 17, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    What a beautiful place! I could actually imagine it getting quite addictive, taking photos of all those beautiful buildings. And you blend in so well with the fairytale feel too!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:35 pm

      Thank you so much Cassie! It really was such a beautiful destination. I am trying to go back for the Christmas markets within the next couple years. 🙂

  13. Tiana Bantis on April 17, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    How charming is this region! I just love the distinct architecture and gorgeous colours! Great guide!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:36 pm

      Thank you Tiana! It really was an amazing place. 🙂

  14. Katherine on April 17, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    Such beautiful chocolate box villages! I keep telling the husband that we have to get to France (in a year or so when it’s safer). I’m saving this post (and sending it to him) so that we get to Alsace as well.

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:39 pm

      It really was amazing Kat! You would love it so much. I heard the Christmas markets there are magical too. 🙂

  15. Madi | Madimonde on April 17, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Wow! Such stunning pictures, would love to explore this area in my next trip to France (: thank you for all the helpful tips!

    • Taylor Deer on April 17, 2020 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you so much Madi! You would totally love the Alsace region. 🙂

  16. Marisa on April 18, 2020 at 12:39 am

    I did a 10 day road trip through Alsace a few years ago and loved every single city we stopped in! Plus we had our own car so we stopped at so many wineries along the way and filled up our trunk with boxes of the most delicious wine! Your photos are giving me some serious nostalgic wanderlust!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

      That sounds like such an amazing road trip! I loved the wineries there too! 🙂

  17. madhu sharma on April 18, 2020 at 1:39 am

    Wow Alsace looks like a place straight from fairytale book ,I would love to visit sometime ..lovely pictures

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Madhu! It was absolutely breathtaking! I loved getting lost there. 🙂

  18. Jen on April 18, 2020 at 2:48 am

    This looks like such a fun place to visit! I love small towns like this. I’ll definitely save this post for whenever I get a chance to go 😁 love your photos!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Jen! It was such an amazing place! 🙂

  19. Mayuri Patel on April 18, 2020 at 3:04 am

    Alsace is really colorful and picturesque town. I loved those houses most. It is straight out of fairy tale books. Love your pictures!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:03 am

      Thank you Mayuri! It is such a gorgeous place. You would love it! 🙂

  20. Katie on April 18, 2020 at 5:02 am

    Such beautiful photos! I spent Christmas in Strasbourg then traveled to the Black Forest in Germany years ago and loved it. Would love to see more of Alsace in the future.

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Thank you so much Katie! That sounds so magical! I want to get back to Alsace during Christmas market season next 🙂

  21. Sandra // BlueMarble Vagabonds on April 18, 2020 at 5:16 am

    I’d expect to see such towns in Germany, didn’t know Alsace is like this as well! Those pics kinda made me fall in love with it already! 😀 And adding that wine route – I think that makes a perfect trip 🙂 Will add to our road trip list for Europe!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Alsace was once part of Germany! It really is so beautiful and the wine is so incredible! 🙂 That sounds like a great road trip stop.

  22. Sharyn on April 18, 2020 at 5:32 am

    What a lovely place to visit. The photos look gorgeous. They really show how beautiful the old buildings are and how good the food must taste!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:06 am

      It really was so amazing Sharyn! I hope to go back for the Christmas markets. 🙂

  23. Ophelie on April 18, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Awww my father is from Alsace and I love this region so much Taylor! Such a pleasure to read that you enjoyed it too! Your article is very thorough, well done!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:07 am

      I remember you saying that. So awesome! I loved your Christmas guide on Alsace and you inspired me to revisit during that time. 🙂

  24. Sophie Clapton on April 18, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Oh my gosh this is just stunning. Alsace looks like an absolute dream! I had no idea it was in a wine region, so now I have even more reason to visit. Your photos are beautiful. Thank you for this great guide, I’ll certainly be coming back to it when I book a trip there!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Thank you so much Sophie! The wine was so delicious in that region. You would love Alsace 🙂

  25. Charu Goyal on April 18, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Ahh Alsace!! It has been on my list for few years now and reading this has only made me yearn to go there ASAP. Your pictures are really beautiful, Taylor ❤️

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Thank you so much Charu! It truly is a dream there. You would love it! I’m hoping to go back during Christmas market season. 🙂

  26. galatia savva on April 18, 2020 at 9:16 am

    gorgeous photos! it all comes alive in the sun doesn’t it! Im sold!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Thank you love and yes! 🙂

  27. Emma on April 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

    This is incredible, I can’t stop looking at the pictures. I love France and small towns so this is an unbelievable combination. Also my favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast so that seals the deal right there that I have to visit

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 11:10 am

      Thank you so much Emma! It truly was such a dream there 🙂

  28. April on April 18, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    I can easily see why you were so enchanted with the Alsace region of France, it does look like a fairytale! Those towns certainly seem like the perfect ones to just walk around all day not caring about where you going as it is all about being where you are. Thanks for a great post!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much April and yes, it was the absolute perfect place to get lost. 🙂

  29. Sam on April 18, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    I need to go here immediately! OMG what a beautiful and charming town! Absolutely love all the photos and feeling so inspired to go here! Thanks for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 2:44 pm

      You would love it so much Sam! It’s amazing! 🙂

  30. Bianca on April 18, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Clearly need to explore more of France after the lock down. This place is just so pretty! Another place to add to the ever long bucket list of destinations when flights are running again.

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Yes, you would love Alsace so much Bianca! I love France. There is so much that the country offers. 🙂

  31. Amy Alton on April 18, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Wow, it is so picturesque. You match so well with your cute dresses! And those stork nests are amazing…

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      Thank you so much Amy! It was so beautiful there. 🙂

  32. Rebecca on April 18, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I’ve only spent time in Paris, but I need/want to explore more of France, and top of my list would be these gorgeous small towns and villages! I need to go back and check the opening scene of Beauty and the Beast to see that house 🙂 PS. you have such cute outfits!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you so much Rebecca! It truly was so beautiful. I hope to go back to France and see more. It’s such a beautiful country! 🙂

  33. Nicky on April 18, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    Oh wow!! I’m always aware that I’ve never explored France enough, but you’ve definitely got me putting Alsace on the travel list – this is just too beautiful to miss! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on April 18, 2020 at 6:40 pm

      You totally have to go! It’s so beautiful no matter what time of the year you visit. I want to go back during Christmas time. 🙂

  34. Elizabeth on April 20, 2020 at 1:23 am

    Belle is my favorite Disney princess too, haha!! I could see how I would feel like a princess in the Alsace region, it looks very fairytale like. I have never heard of Eguisheim, but would have to make a stop there if it inspired Beauty and the Beast!

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