After (sadly) leaving Switzerland we drove north to the Alsace region of France to spend the day in Colmar.
Colmar is near the border with Germany and is known for wine making and half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings. I was excited to see this fairytale city and explore the cobbled streets.
We spent some time in the morning at the town square that had fountains to run through, a carousel and playgrounds.
It’s important to us when traveling with little kids that they get unstructured time to play and move their bodies freely. They do so much better walking around town, in museums and taking tours when they have had some free time. It was very hot still in France so the fountains felt nice.
We then walked around town that looked like a set from a movie, it was so picturesque.
The architecture here is incredible.
We enjoyed lunch at a little cafe and had quiche, which is a specialty of the area.
Alsace is also know for their Riesling.
After lunch we took a short train tour of old town and discovering the charming town on our own.
The mix of French and German culture is incredible in Colmar.
On our way out of town we stopped at a little playground before heading to our next destination.
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