One of the most well preserved cities in France, and in fact Europe as a whole, is Colmar in Alsace. This is a place which has fantastic amount of architecture which is largely resemblant of the early Renaissance period. Here you will find numerous historic churches which can be explored at the visitor’s own pace. It is also a delightful town for just relaxing as the climate in the summer here is ideal.
The area is also well-known for its wine and the climate lends itself to very positive grape growing conditions. Coming here and exploring some of the fascinating history and architecture, while enjoying some of the region spectacular wine can be a delightful way to spend a holiday. Wine tours are available in this part of Alsace, as well as the rest of the region and are well worth considering.
Colmar is located in the Alsace region of France, which is the smallest, but certainly one of the most beautiful places in the entire country. Another great destination in this region is the Chateau de Haut Koenigsbourg, and failing to see this great attraction in Alsace, would be like going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower. It is really one of the greatest attractions in the region and is something that no visitor should miss.
This part of France has an enormous amount of history and a lot of this has to do, unfortunately, with war. The castle mentioned above has been occupied by numerous different forces during history and during peacetime after the castle was abandoned, it served a much more positive purpose as it was the inspiration for numerous poems, paintings, and other forms of art. The building was finally restored by Emperor Wilhelm II in 1900 and today it is an immensely popular visitor’s attraction, with good reason.