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Most Beautiful Villages in Alsace

A quirky mixture of French and German culture and architecture, Alsace is a truly unique corner of eastern France. Situated between the rushing Rhine and the mighty Vosges mountains, it is a patchwork of dense forests and verdant pastures, gentle valleys and, of course, vineyards. It’s a region dotted with sites that bear witness to a turbulent past: ruined castles perch atop hills and Le Struthof, France’s only concentration camp, squats stark and sinister in the north of the region.

Points of interest: Strasbourg | Alsace Wine Route | Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg | Le Mont Sainte-Odile | L’Ecomusée d’Alsace | Colmar

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Hunspach [📸]
Hunspach [📸]


Hunspach is one of the most well preserved towns in Alsace however it is different to most Alsation villages in that its houses are painted uniform white instead of the usual pastels. Another interesting architectural feature are the convexed windows that allow inhabitants to see out without being seen! There is also a small church in the village, notable for its red stone clock tower.

By Valentin R. from France - Rue principale de Mittelbergheim, CC0
Mittelbergheim [📸 Valentin R]


Set at the foot of Mount Saint Odile, and surrounded by gently sloping vineyards, this village is the home of the Zotzenberg grand cru. Because of the village’s placing near the Vosges, a rain shadow is cast leading to a dry and relatively warm climate during the summer months. However, its winters are cold and it’s not unusual to see the Alsation vineyards dusted with snow.




The dreamy village of Eguisheim is the image of Germanic Alsace. Its streets of baby boy blue, rose pink and minty green give it its fairytale feel and hark back to its past when it was part of neighbouring Germany. The village is laid out in concentric circles with its castle, magnificent fountain, main square (or circle) and colourful Saint-Léon-IX chapel in the centre. It also sits on the Alsatian wine trail and in the summer the village comes alive with the Stork and Wine Growers festivals.

Hunawihr [📸]
Hunawihr [📸]


Also located on the wine route and built in a narrow valley, Hunawihr shares many of its features with Eguisheim including its colourful half-timbered houses and central square with fountain. The fountain dates from the 6th century and was used by Hune, the wife of one of the first lords of the country, to wash the clothes of the poor. The fortified church is steeped in history and is one of the few examples of defensive religious architecture.



Nestled at the bottom of a valley alongside vineyards of plenty is the fortified village of Riquewihr. A staple on the Alsace Wine Route and often nicknamed ‘Pearl of the vineyards’, it is steeped in history having been spared by two past wars. No less than 40 monuments in the village are classified as Historic Monuments.

Campsites in Alsace

Le Vallon de l’Ehn is a very pleasant, open municipal site with views, located on the Wine Route, 25 km. from Strasbourg at the foot...

This site is surrounded by vineyards and minutes from the delightful medieval village of Riquewihr. Situated in the heart of the Alsace wine region the...

The village of Eguisheim, ‘cradle of the Alsace vineyards’, lies on the Alsace Route des Vins to the west of Colmar. The three châteaux from...

Part of the Tohapi Group, this site has 228 pitches, some of which are occupied by mobile homes and chalets. The 139 touring pitches are...

Le Giessen is a member of the Campéole group and can be found at the foot of the Vosges mountains, with easy access to many...

Situated 30 km from Strasbourg and the ‘Route des Vins d’Alsace’, Camping Au Clair Ruisseau combines the attractions of big city life, the beauty of...

This charming site on the southern edge of the town of Saverne has a relaxed and quiet feel thanks to its grassy open spaces and...