Former St John's commanderie  

Adress :
3 rue St Jean, 68000 Colmar
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The St John’s Knights of Jerusalem founded a first hospital in the late 12th century. Attacked by the local clergy who saw a form of competition, the St. John’s Knights asserted themselves only in 1227 thanks to the support of the Pope Grégory IX. The church was consecrated in 1268 by Albert le Grand, a Dominican theologian. The former commander of St. John, constantly on the decline from 1530, was sold in 1796. Bought in 1858 by the Sisters of the divine Providence of Ribeauvillé, it was converted into a school, still existing today. It took the name of “Institut Saint-Jean” in 1918. After several renovations in the 19th century, only few elements of the façade have been preserved from the original building.

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LOCALISATION

3 rue St Jean, 68000 Colmar
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Tourist Office of Colmar and its region

 Place Unterlinden
68000 COLMAR - FRANCE

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OPENING HOURS

Monday to Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm

Friday 24 December: 9am to 5pm
Saturday 25 December: from 2pm to 5pm
Sunday 26 December: 10am to 1pm
Friday 31 December: 9am to 5pm
Saturday 1 January: closed  
Sunday 2 January: 10am to 1pm

Anti-covid sanitary measures

We have put in place sanitary measures to guarantee you a better safety during your stay in our premises.

    Rearranged reception area
    Disinfection of hands on entry
    Direction of circulation
    Plexiglas at the counter

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