The river Weiss in Kaysersberg ©Solange Hando
Nestling among the vineyards of Alsace on the eastern slopes of the Vosges mountains, Kayserberg was voted favourite village of the French in 2017.
Population is under 3,000 but such a charming place is sure to attract visitors for much of the year.
Relaxing al fresco ©Solange Hando
Colourful half-timbered buildings, balconies and archways, flowers everywhere, you could just while away the time, dining on fresh asparagus and three kinds of ham, with a glass of local wine.
Welcome, says the gingerbread man ©Solange Hando
Gingerbread is special all around Alsace and particularly appreciated during the famous Christmas markets. Kaysersberg is said to have one of the best.
This was also the home of Nobel Peace Prize winner, Albert Schweitzer (1875-1967), and you can visit his museum in the village.
Medieval charm ©Solange Hando
You can't deny it, this lovely village has deserved its award, sprinkled with so many architectural gems, from the Renaissance townhall, to all things medieval, houses, fortified bridge of pink granite, Constantin fountain, upper gate tower or the remains of the castle up on the hill.
Kaysersberg ©Solange Hando
Best overall view of the village is from the road going up the hill (to the Bonhomme mountain pass). Trees have grown on the parking space but just walk down a few minutes and enjoy the view. Most people visit for a day but evenings are delightful, quieter and truly romantic.
Cherry Blossom in Kaysersberg ©Solange Hando