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Alsace for 4 Days in December

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We will be in Paris the week or December 11-18 and plan on spending 4 days out of Paris and then returning for our last 3 nights. We looked into Normandy, but decided the weather is too unpredictable that time of year and wouldn't be ideal for a D-Day tour. We are going to save Normandy for September 2014. So, we are back to our original plan of going to Alsace for those 4 days (December 18-22). It should have a very festive atmosphere, perfect for cold weather.

My question is which town to use as our base. We would rather not switch hotels every couple of days. Her are the options:

Strasbourg - Hotel Bouclier d'Or (in Petit France). The most expensive option, but very atmospheric
Colmar - Villa Elyane (lovely B&B about 300 meters from train station. Upscale, contemporary rooms)
Riquewihr - I-Love-Riquewihr (apartments in 13th or 15th century buildings that are part of the ramparts. Apartments are gorgeous and have that Alsatian, cozy feel. Two have pellet fireplaces)
Obernai- Le Parc Hotel (more like a resort)
If we choose Riquewihr or Obernai we will rent a car. I thought we could use the trains if we stayed in Strasbourg or Colmar.

Since it get dark so early, would we be better off in a city? If so, which city? I fell in love with the apartments in Riquewihr, but not sure if it is a practical choice.

Which of these locations would you choice?? Your input is MOST appreciated!

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