Alsace is full of villages with these beautiful half-timbered houses. I love them, they bring up great memories of childhood visits to my grandmothers place in Metzingen, Germany. Riquewihr & Ribeauville are both home to many of those half-timbered houses and should be on your list of what to visit in Alsace. They are just a mere 5 minutes drive from each other. In both villages come the vineyards on the soft hills directly till the edge of the villages, the houses have pretty much a vineyard-garden.