The fishmonger's district is the place where most of the professional fishermen and boatmen of Colmar lived. They were in a powerful corporation. The caught fishes were stored in fish ponds or sold in the fishmonger's district. In 1706 a huge fire destroyed more than forty houses in the district. From 1978 to 1981, important renovation works made it possible to restore many half-timbered houses in this district which is between the Tanneurs district and the picturesque little Venice.