Dating in century village
This picturesque itinerary leads to a discovery of the prettiest villages (some listed as France's "most beautiful"), exquisitely preserved medieval towns, and quaint storybook hamlets with little homes clustered around the church steeple.In the characteristic Alsatian style, pastel-painted half-timbered houses are adorned with cheerful flowering balconies.The state’s sexually transmitted disease rate among those over 65 is one of the fastest growing in the country, one report claims.In 2006, a local gynecologist reported that she treated more cases of herpes and human papillomavirus at The Villages than she did when she worked in Miami.At the heart of Alsace, the picturesque city of Colmar boasts a wealth of monuments and an impressive cultural heritage.Colmar has been a center of culture since the 13th century and was an important city during the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century.She’s simply the best.” His story was told by Andrew Blechman, author of “Leisureville,” about communities like The Villages.“There is lots of romance around here,” said Jean, a 63-year-old retired teacher.
This beautiful natural area, part of the Regional Natural Park of the Northern Vosges, is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
To discover the area by car, a driving route leads through the countryside and runs parallel to the meandering Rhine River from Molsheim, past the historic cities of Obernai and Colmar, to Guebwiller.
The route also includes trails for cycling, hiking, and walking tours.
In the historic Old Town of Colmar, the narrow cobblestone streets and pleasant canalside pathways lend themselves to delightful strolls.
Highlights include the Maison des Têtes, a splendid Renaissance building featuring an ornate facade of little personages and small busts, and the Maison Pfister, another fantastic example of Alsatian architecture.