Alsace France | Travel Diaries

Grab a cup of tea or coffee, get comfortable and enjoy a new travel post, this time coming to you in the form of a photo diary about Alsace, France! At the beginning of this year I went on a little road trip to this beautiful area near the border of Germany. We, meaning my parents, Chris and I, stayed in a tiny little cottage that was decked out with traditional decorations. Our host was a lovely French man who spoke English, German and several other languages if I remember correctly.


Our first stop was Ecomusée d’Alsace, where you can wander through an historic town with more than seventy authentic houses. Wandering around the ecomuseum you really get a feel of how people lived back in the day! Ecomuseums are my favorite type of museums as history fascinates me. You really feel like you’ve travelled back in time strolling through Ecomusée d’Alsace. Tip: if you visit during the warmer months you’ll see storks nesting all over the park!

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Alsace France corn ecomusee
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France family
ecomusee tractor France ecomusee Goat ecomusee Old tractor ecomusee


Next up: the colorful city of Colmar. We visited the city at the beginning of the year and everything was still decorated for Christmas! At night the little fairy lights on all of the buildings created a magical vibe. Colmar is, although very touristic, a lovely little town that offers many small shops and restaurants.

Colmar Colmar Christmas market Colmar France Colmar Christmas


The last place we visited before it was time to head home again was this amazing castle. Again, I love wandering through historic places like castles and imagining what it would have been like to live there. I always image myself with a lovely dress and gorgeous hair, sitting by the fire place on a big furry rug. Just like in the movies. Realistically thinking life probably wasn’t all glamorous then.

Haut-Kœnigsbourg Castle Alsace Castle

Hope you liked this photo diary. I thought I’d let the photos do most of the talking for a change. Let me know if you like this format or if you want me to explain more details about each photo individually! The woolen coat I’m wearing is by & Other Stories and can still be purchased on the site! All photos are taken by Chris Reichard.

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  1. 29/05/2016 / 12:28

    Love France!

    Have to go to Alsace after reading your post 🙂

    Greeting from Munich
    Alex & Birgitta

    • Elise
      29/05/2016 / 12:51

      It is a great place :D! The only thing that really surprised me – since my German is a lot better than my French – was that very few people spoke German! Especially when you think about the history and the proximity of Alsace to Germany! 🙂

  2. 27/05/2016 / 21:39

    Wat een prachtige foto’s!

    • Elise
      29/05/2016 / 12:52

      Thank you <3

  3. 27/05/2016 / 17:27

    What a lovely post with great pictures! I had to laugh so hard, when I saw the picture with the goat looking through the hole 😀 .
    Greetings and a nice weekend, Jessi

    • Elise
      29/05/2016 / 12:52

      Thank you for the sweet compliment! Haha yeah that silly goat ate his way out!! You too!

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