He declared Euguisheim, France the cutest town in the world. We’ve seen a lot of cute towns recently (we even have two cute towns categories on the blog). He made a bold statement and declared Euguisheim the cutest. While I wasn’t ready to declare it the winner, I couldn’t name anything cuter.
France has 32,000 villages that dot its countryside. The association “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” (The Most Beautiful Villages of France), they are dedicated to sharing French history and culture. Its 156 member towns try to make their towns as beautiful, charming and flower-filled as possible. If you want to see stereotypical and picture perfect French towns on your vacation, check them out (you can search by name, region or on the map).
Euguisheim is one of “The Most Beautiful Villages of France.” The words “picturesque” and “pleasant don’t begin to do it justice. The cheery flowers decorate the colorful timber framed houses. The cobblestoned streets add authenticity and its pedestrian center is peaceful. Captivating storks nest on the church spires and soar overhead.
Euguisheim is easy to navigate. Its streets form concentric circles around its central chateau. It’s not that large. You might want to get lost here, but you won’t.
If the enchanting atmosphere isn’t enough, you can always enjoy the wine. Euguisheim is proud of its moniker “the cradle of Alsatian wine.” People have grown grapes for wine around Euguisheim since Roman times. Surrounded by vineyards, there are several tasting rooms in town.
Although Euguisheim is cute, I think this little guy might be cuter. I spent almost as much time petting this four-month old Bernese Mountain Dog/Border Collie mix as I did taking pictures. I fell in love.
His owner sold me one of these pretzels. Le Yum! What a great day!