The city of Colmar is situated in Alsace province in Haut-Rhin. This typical Alsatian town has many canals (earning it the nickname "Little Venice"), a flower centre, timber buildings and much more... It is composed of several districts including the Tanners and "Poissonnerie", which already existed there for many centuries, and is crossed by the river Lauch. An ideal city if you want to go for a romantic weekend in Alsace. Colmar is also the capital of Alsace wines. Book your hotel in Colmar to discover this nice region !
What to do during your stay in Colmar?
Located in the heart of the Alsace wine route, Colmar is an essential stopover for any stay in the region. The richness of its heritage and the quality of its reception explain the growing number of visitors who come every year to discover this charming city. Staying in a hotel in Alsace means having an open door to one of the most beautiful regions and cities in France.
A rich and perfectly preserved heritage
After your stay in a charming hotel in Colmar, discover this city whose history goes back more than 1000 years. The old town is full of medieval buildings with Gothic architecture, such as the Collegiate Church of St. Martin or the Dominican Church, which were built between the 13th and 14th centuries. You will not fail to admire the oldest house of Colmar, the Adolph House, built around 1350 and whose facades are perfectly preserved. Finally, the Ancient Customs House, Koïfhus, is the oldest public building in the city and was the transit point for goods.
The Renaissance style did not escape Colmar. Not far from your luxury hotel in Colmar, the Pfister House is an example. Its wooden gallery and octagonal turret are architectural masterpieces. The Maison des Têtes, on the other hand, intrigues as much as it amazes. It owes its name to the 106 sculpted heads that adorn the facade and whose faces are surprisingly gripping.
Museums to travel through the centuries
If you stay in a hotel near Colmar, you will have the opportunity to visit several museums including the renowned Unterlinden Museum. Located in an ancient convent and Dominican church, it has a collection of contemporary works from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The church houses the altarpiece of Issenheim which was painted between 1512 and 1516.
If you have retained a child's soul, the Toy Museum has an impressive collection of toys. Model models, small trains and video games, find all the toys that have rocked your childhood and those of previous generations. The second floor is entirely dedicated to an immense network of trains. That's enough to puzzling fans.
If the name of Auguste Bartholdi doesn't mean anything to you, go through the door of the museum dedicated to him and you will guess who this character is. A sculptor and painter from Colmar, Auguste Bartholdi is the author of the equally emblematic Statue of Liberty. The museum houses the original models of his creations.
The charm of old Colmar
To immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the city, leave your luxury hotel in Colmar and stroll through the narrow streets. Admire the traditional half-timbered houses with shimmering colors and beautifully decorated with flowers. In the Tanneurs district, the half-timbered houses whose attics were used for drying skins are still perfectly preserved.
Your steps will then lead you to the Little Venice district and the Quai de la Poissonnerie, which was the nerve centre of Colmar's fishing activity. Here too, magnificent half-timbered houses border the Lauch stream on both sides. This area is ideal for a stay in a hotel in Alsace.
In the heart of a famous vineyard
Only twenty minutes from your charming hotel in Colmar, many vineyards are open to you and your taste buds. Alsace is famous for its many prestigious wines such as Riesling or Pinot Blanc, Gris or Noir. Colmar is at the heart of the wine road and it is not for nothing that it is nicknamed the Capital of Alsace wines. You will also have no difficulty in finding a hotel around Colmar to visit the different producers and taste, in all moderation, their divine grape varieties.