Consistently ranked one of the most beautiful villages in Southern France, Eguisheim is a small town in the Alsace region of France (Southeast France). It’s closest to Colmar and Riquewihr, villages that also rank among the most beautiful and part of the Alsace Wine Route.
After crossing the border from Switzerland to France and driving a short distance to our destination, we were immediately welcomed with ‘Bonjour’ and could see wine cellars all throughout the village. When we parked, two girls stopped us and we had no idea why. Then they spoke in english that they wanted to give us their parking pass since they were leaving. Not only that, we pulled into a great spot right up front as well!
Visiting the Eguisheim Christmas Market
The Christmas market area was quite elegant, but fairly small. You could probably walk the entire thing in about 10 minutes. However, if you want to take in everything and visit the shops, you should stay much longer. And the macarons here are delightful.
Although small, I highly recommend a stop here to explore the town and take in the beauty of this village.
Where to Stay
If you want to stay in the village, there are some cute b&b’s and hotels right in town. We stayed just outside the main town in these apartments. Our condo was nice and had a huge added bonus of a heated pool surrounded by a huge dome of clear glass.
Many people opt to stay in the larger town of Colmar, just 15 minutes away. There are loads of hotels and many apartments for rent as well (I recommend VRBO for your search).
Colmar has a large Christmas market that spans the canals and beyond, and is a must stop if you’re in this area.