Colmar took a piece of my heart within minutes of getting there... I felt like I was living in my favorite Disney Princess movie, Beauty and the Beast. It is a small little city in the Alsace region with the dreamiest streets and buildings, especially with all the Christmas decor!
I've heard dozens of Will's stories about his childhood and was finally able to put images with all the places he has told me about. We stopped by his hometown of Besançon, which is a few hours north of Lyon and near the border of Switzerland. We drove by the small town he grew up in, saw the hospital he was born in, the home his parents built, his kindergarden and elementary schools, and all the bike paths and play areas he used to go with his brother.
Strasbourg France - "The Capital of Christmas"
There's no better place to be at Christmas time than at the "Capital of Christmas". I've dreamed of visiting the Alsace region of France for a long time, and I'm so happy we decided to go at Christmas time. The streets were magically at night with the decorations and lights. Strasbourg also has one of the largest and best Christmas markets in Europe. We had a wonderful time exploring the small city and checking out all the small booths and Christmas treats. It was magical!