From Little Red Riding Hood to Sleeping Beauty, we fall in love with fairytales from a young age and dream of bring the pages of our favourite storybook to life. With so many picturesque locations in Europe, your next family holiday can look and feel like a real fairytale in one of these enchanting destinations.

12. Colmar, France

In between vineyards and water canals lies the enchanting village of Colmar. Prepare to be mesmerized by Colmar’s stunning floral displays, traditional timbered houses, and famous Alsatian wines. Stroll along the cobblestone streets where merchants sell local treasures such as table accents, textiles and other charming accessories. Even as the sun goes down, the village is lit up every Friday and Saturday night with 1,100 dazzling lights all year round.

How to get there: The closest airport is Strasbourg Airport, just a 50-minute drive away.