I would like to spend 3 to 4 nights in mid-October in the Alsace region w/o a car. Starting in Paris and want to spend some time in the rural part of France too. Would you recommend staying in Colmar or a smaller village? Hoping to take day trips from wherever we are with the tourist office or recommended guide. Will there still be flowers in October? Thanks for your help.
Also if you can recommend where to stay in terms of scenic area of town that would be appreciated too. We are both interested in photography, architecture, food, etc.