Colmar

Overview

Introduction

Colmar is one of the most beautiful cities in the Alsace region of France. The city can be enjoyed as a side trip from Strasbourg, only 50 mi/80 km away.

The town offers Hansel-and-Gretel architecture, cobblestoned streets and colorful tile roofs. Photo opportunities abound, including picturesque squares, a pedestrian zone surrounded by medieval and Renaissance buildings, and tiny, flower-covered bridges over a network of mirrorlike canals.

The Old Town, or La Vieille Ville, is the place to start exploring Colmar. Visitors can see the sights just by wandering around this section of the city.


The Petite Venise quarter is a must-see area of town, even though it doesn't resemble the famous Italian city at all. The highlight is the impeccably restored half-timbered houses with flower boxes in the summer and sparkling lights in the winter.

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