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Colmar- More than just a Pretty Place

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Colmar is a complete fairytale and it’s said it provided inspiration for Beauty and the Beast. Who would doubt that. Walking those streets would have been more than enough to satisfy me for the days I was there, but I discovered a city I didn’t expect. Beneath the pretty exterior lies a town of much history and culture, with an impressive culinary scene and viticulture. I fully expect you to end up in Le Petite Venise, but when looking for things to do in Colmar, I implore you to look a little deeper.

27 ideas to visit Colmar in Alsace – Things to do, see and taste

Author : Laurène - My Weekend in Alsace

A visit to Colmar is a must-stop while spending a weekend in Alsace. Its reputation as a pretty town is firmly established, and frankly, it is completely well-deserved! It’s a true picture-postcard town, where it’s extremely pleasant to wander around. I don’t believe that I know one single person who didn’t fall under the spell of Colmar! As for me, I can’t get enough of it, even if I have lived there and that I have explored it countless times with friends visiting it for the first time.

The Ultimate Guide to the Fairytale Village of Colmar, France

Author : Ashley Lokey from the Life with the Lokeys blog
Author : Ashley Lokey from the Life with the Lokeys blog

When I first read about the fairytale village of Colmar, I knew I had to visit. As soon as the borders opened back up, we headed straight to Colmar. Located in the Alsace region along the border between France and Germany, Colmar is known for its colorful houses and the cutest Christmas market. Wandering the streets of Colmar is like stepping into a fairytale. It is said that it was the inspiration for Beauty and the Beast, and there is even a fountain that looks like the one in the movie. We only spent a day in Colmar, but we plan to spend more time at Christmas when the market is open. Colmar can become very touristy so I recommend getting there as early as possible or staying the night so you can enjoy the village without the crowds. We were lucky and it was not crowded the day we went.

Things to do in Colmar and Eguisheim: France’s fairytale villages

Author : Victoria -
Colmar France

I was drawn to Colmar after hearing stories and seeing photos from other bloggers that painted a portrait of a picture-perfect town that couldn’t fail to charm (thanks Erin and Simon for the tip!). It’s in the Alsace region of France, right next to Germany, and you can see the German influence everywhere, from the architecture to the pretzel-filled menus. It would be easy to think you’re in Bavaria, save for the stylish window shutters and macaroon-filled bakeries that add a distinctive French touch.

A Complete Guide to Colmar–France’s Enchanting Medieval City

Author : Laura Longwell - Travel Addicts
Dazzling colors, canals, the wonder of half-timbered buildings that look like a perfect illustration—these are the things of Colmar, France. Its streets twist and meander into tiny alleys and then open into small squares used by traders and merchants centuries ago.
Its mostly pedestrian center is a festival of brightly tiled roofs and even brighter facades, welcoming the curious. Many visitors blitz through this lovely city on a day trip or a brief shore excursion, but there are so many things to do in Colmar that many can get overlooked on such a short visit. I know because that’s how Lance and I first visited Colmar. (...)

Colmar: France’s fairytale town

Author : Lucy from the On the Luce Blog
Walking the streets of Colmar is like watching those childhood fairy stories come to life. There’s a wooden turret just perfect for Rapunzel to let her hair down from, tiny cottages that would make the perfect home for seven dwarfs and a candy-coloured bakery Hansel and Gretel would love to get their teeth into. In real life, Colmar is a small town in the Alsace region of northeast France. This is where France meets Germany and the two cultures come together to create a unique mix – think of it as France with a twist. (...)

Colmar – Hidden Gem of France

Author : Tommy Ooi

Everyone knows Paris & London, yet there are many small villages in France & Europe offers a unique & unspoilt glimpse of ancient Europe, untouched by modern development tracing back to Medieval Period.

Hence it ignites our interest to visit them. One of the must visit village is definitely Colmar, France. 3 Days 2 Nights should be sufficient.

Colmar can be easily reach by TGV train from Paris (3 hours) & only 30 mins from Strasbourg.

All of Colmar’s attractions are concentrated in its old town. Therefore the best way to get around Colmar is on foot.

35 photos of Colmar, France that prove it’s a fairytale town

Author : Madisyn McKee from the Restless Worker blog

I don’t think there could ever be enough photos of Colmar shared. This little town is by far one of the cutest I’ve ever been to. In fact, I haven’t stopped talking about this fairytale town since visiting.

While Colmar is often compared to its sister city, Strasbourg, I found I enjoyed Colmar so much more. Not only was Colmar smaller, the crowds were thinner and it felt more relaxed overall.

Highlight: Colmar

Author : Lilly from the I Travel for the Stars blog
Colmar by Lilly from the  I Travel for the Stars blog

Colmar is one of the well-known gems of Alsace, the region of France that borders Germany. It’s rumoured to have inspired the setting for Beauty and the Beast but whether or not it was Colmar or another Alsacian village, Colmar is definitely a town out of a farytale.

The famous picture of Colmar’s “little Venice” is probably the most common one you’ve seen and annoyingly, it might also be the only one you’ve ever seen – but don’t be fooled! This town is absolutely huge for the amount of old timber-framed houses it has, all of which are super colourful and date circa the 17th and 18th centuries. There’s a lot more to see than la Petite Venise, even though taking a boat tour of this area can be quite fun.

Colmar, France

Author : Ang and Ryan from
Colmar decorations

Let’s go to France! We recently had the opportunity to visit the Alsatian city of Colmar, in southeastern France, while we were visiting friends in the Black Forest region of Germany.

It’s an easy drive if you’re near Freiburg, or the Swiss city of Basel, and makes for a good day trip of walking, relaxing, and shopping. Our German friends like to come here to shop now and then, so they did that while we wondered in awe of buildings, homes, and churches that date as far back as the 13th century.

Sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi – the creator of the original Statue of Liberty – was from Colmar, so he has a museum here and one can find little tributes and symbols to his work around town.

One Perfect Day in Colmar, France

Author : Julie from
Colmar France by

Colmar is a picture-perfect town located in the Alsace region of France. This small town, with its colorful, half-timbered houses, overflowing flower pots, and bustling street cafes, looks like it has been plucked right out of a fairy tale. With one day in Colmar, you have just enough time to explore the scenic streets, dine on Alsatian food, go wine tasting, and even explore a museum or two.

My Travel Guide to Comar at Christmas

Author : Jessica Wang -

Colmar is situated in the Alsace region of northeastern France, which borders Germany. Here you can expect cold winters with mostly cloudy days, which warrants cozy jackets and lots of chunky knits. I opted for pieces that can be mixed and matched – and the usual cold weather accessories such as gloves, scarves, and hats.

Discover Colmar, France with 14 Must-Do Things

Author : Drone & DSLR

Colmar, situated in the northeastern part of France’s Alsace region, is a charming little town that captivates visitors with its picturesque beauty and rich history. With its well-preserved medieval old town and stunning blend of German and French architectural styles, Colmar is a must-visit destination for those wanting to explore a picture-perfect Atlassian town.