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Old Town

| Place Unterlinden, 68000, Colmar, France
+33 3 89 20 68 92
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Beautifully Charming!

We loved the canals, the architecture, the indoor covered market, the fountains, flowers,shops... read more

Reviewed yesterday
boloca
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Long Beach, California
Charming Town with Friendly People

By and large most of France has very friendly people with only a few exceptions. Colmar will not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tom E
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Colmar is located near Germany and Switzerland, between the Vosges and the Rhine, Strasbourg and Mulhouse. With its 67,000 inhabitants, it retains a 'country town' atmosphere which contributes so much to its charm. The city offers visitors a fascinating insight into 1,000 years of European history through its exceptional heritage. Wonderfully preserved from the ravages of time, its homogenous historical centre is classed as a 'protected area' and has benefited from careful restoration and ongoing improvements for more than 25 years. Colmar is really a condensed version of the Alsace region. Walking in its streets is like visiting à huge movie set with hundreds of century-old half-timbered houses, lovely canals and flourished pedestrian town center. The city has an impressive selection of quality restaurants and shops selling high-quality local products... Not to miss: the romantic and world famous district of 'the Little Venice'. Colmar is also the capital of Alsace wines and is nestled at the foot of the vineyard next to many idyllic villages. The city hosts the annual Wine Fair of Alsace in august, that has gone through six decades. This event gathers approximately 300 000 people during 15 days of music, party and wine tasting. The city with multicolored houses is also the birthplace of sculptor Bartholdi, father of the famous Statue of Liberty in New York and of Hansi, the well known illustrator of Alsace. The culture vultures will complete their visit by one of its 5 museums. We especially suggest to visit the Unterlinden Museum to discover and admire its wonderful Issenheim Altarpiece or the Toy Museum, if you're looking for something to do with your kids.
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| Place Unterlinden, 68000, Colmar, France
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved the canals, the architecture, the indoor covered market, the fountains, flowers,shops, restaurants, and medieval feel of this charming town! We really knew nothing about Colmar and were just thrilled to explore it! Want to return!

Thank boloca
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Reviewed 3 days ago

By and large most of France has very friendly people with only a few exceptions. Colmar will not dissappoint as everywhere we went they were warm and friendly which is a big key to having a great vacation. The shops were diverse, the architecture is...More

Thank Tom E
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An excellent museum. We paid 2€ for the audio guide which is well worth it. The explanations are brief and interesting. The museum has been renovated and is well signed and has some incredible masterpieces. A Picasso, a Monet, and many others.. We spent 3...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved this town. Liked the atmosphere, buildings and flowers everywhere. So pretty. Not much choice for vegetarians though. After a week I got a bit bored with the very limited choice. Not the cheapest place in Europe either, but the area is a must place...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Camping around an hour away we looked for somewhere to visit not knowing what to expect. We were both pleasantly surprised as we walked from the carpark through modern buildings into a beautiful colourful network of streets and buildings all picture postcards. With a mix...More

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Colmar is definitely worth sightseeing and enjoying the delicious food and wine of the region. You can walk for days in this maze of cute and small old town and discover the colourful houses and its details. You'd sure have to reserve a couple of...More

Thank GerHei
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We found a parking lot with lots of brown arrow signs which were clearly showing tourist attractions. So we parked there and walked. The square in this listing seems to be on one end. It is NOT the location of the colorful buildings by the...More

Thank cescroc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Colmar is an absolutely adorable place. The old town is a must do visit. You will be transported back in time. Bring your camera!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Colmar is a lovely place. The architecture is very interesting and the buildings are impressive. The atmosphere of the town is pleasant and relaxing. The appearance of the various buildings reflects the fact that the residents really care about the beauty of their town. A...More

Thank Jill3216_13
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are positive impressed from the aura of this city.everywhere there is photo motive...a plenty or beautiful scenes with very old buildings. Water goes thru the city under multiple bridges covered with flowers...it is really a place which must be visited if you are not...More

Thank Marek S
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alirudfra
1 July 2018|
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Response from Agnes56 | Reviewed this property |
I walked everywhere, There is no need of car in Colmar.
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VictoriaPara
27 February 2018|
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Response from Zuevy | Reviewed this property |
I think that the easiest way is by train from Basel bahnhof. it will take about 45 minutes. You will need a tarin toward Strasbourg
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TrailsOfAnne
22 November 2017|
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Response from Nigelw6443 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delay in answering, we drove in but Colmar is quite small so I would imagine you woudn't be far!
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