The old town is liberally sprinkled with bistros and winstubs, especially place de l’Ancienne Douane, rue des Marchands and Petite Venise. And for a town of its moderate size, it packs a mighty gastronomic punch, with no fewer than three Michelin-starred restaurants.

Don't Miss: The Epicure Tour

Colmar is an exceptional city for all-out indulgence. So go, assemble your gourmet picnic:

Marché Couvert Bag Munster cheese, pretzels, pastries, wild-boar saucisson (dry-cured sausage or salami) and more at this 19th-century market hall.

Fromagerie St-Nicolas Follow your nose to pungent Munster, Tomme and ripe Camembert. BYOB (bring your own baguette) and the staff here will make you a sandwich.

Choco en Têtes Edible art describes this chocolatier’s seasonally inspired truffles and pralines. Kids love the chocolate stork eggs.

Maison Martin Jund Need something to wash it all down? Head to this organic winery to taste home-grown pinots, rieslings and sylvaners.