Yet Eguisheim, a charmingly picturesque village in north-eastern France can be said to be just that without any suggestion of embellishment. Perhaps if the hobbits and the munchkins got together they would live somewhere like this. Little wonder that the place has recently been voted France’s Favorite Village (Village Préféré des Français) 2013.
Take a look and discover why.
Then, bien sûr, there are the narrow streets replete with their balconies, bow-windows and pointed gables which were built around military ramparts dating from the 1400s through which visitors may meander.
Eguisheim and Environs Office of Tourism for providing us with some of the marvelous photographs you see here.