Europe is undoubtedly the home to the world’s most attractive villages.
From the Bled to the Bibury, below is the list of ten truly beautiful villages in Europe.
Swavesey, forming a historical parish of 3982 acres on the border with Huntingdonshire, lies on a narrow clay ridge rising to 18 metres above sea level at one time surrounded by fenland.
The village was of importance during the early Middle Ages as the centre of a large 11th-century estate.
Needless to say, Alsace remains a top destination for tourists and historians alike.
Slow down for donkeys and ponies strolling around the narrow streets of Beaulieu, best known for the National Motor Museum home to the Montagu family.Roughly the size of Los Angeles and stretching from Strasbourg to Mulhouse, Alsace covers 8,280 sq. When you visit, you can’t help but feel like you’re stepping into the pages of a fairy tale as you walk down through the quaint streets lined with half-timbered houses, shops, cafes and more. Let’s not waste another moment and embark on our journey through the Alsace province in France.Steeped in history spanning 2,000 years, the Alsace region can trace its roots back to the days of the Roman Empire from whence it survived a tumultuous history through to the end of WWII.The Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage (staithesfestival.com), now in its fourth year, takes place in September.Welcome to enchanting Riquewihr in Alsace, France, the first of many storybook villages on our journey through one of the most beautiful and picturesque regions of France, or the world for that matter. As soon as I saw his Alsatian photo essay, I fell under its enchantment, and you will too when you see how beautifully he masters light to convey visual romance and warmth that is beyond words. I am so excited to announce my Guest Photographer Brian Jannsen who is solely responsible for capturing the splendor of Alsace, France, in this article.