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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.
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.
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.
It was a quick train ride to Colmar on the French TGV, and before we knew it, we were in the Petite-Venice area of town. It was so beautiful and charming; definitely straight out of a fairy tale! In fact, rumor has it that the Alsace region (where Colmar is located) was the inspiration for The Beauty and the Beast! (Cue the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack. “There goes the baker with his tray like always, the same old bread and rolls to seeeeeellll…”)
We kept exploring and found ourselves bumping into numerous Christmas markets. Unfortunately, many areas got pretty crowded as the morning went on, but we still managed to get a snack, some mulled wine, and a Christmas gift or two.
From Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sundays and bank holidays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Good Friday - 25th March & Sundays during the christmas markets: 10.00 am -1.00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christmas day - 25th December: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed on January 1st