Colmar is probably the most beautiful small town in France. It is situated in the Grand EST region of the north-eastern France near the border with Germany. The magnificent ancient French town, with under 70000 residents looks like a preserved medieval village. It is the third largest community of the Alsace region in North Eastern France.
The feel of the city resembles from the 16th or 17th century. Colmar has its own little version of Venice which is located at the south end of the historical district: La Petite Venice. The river Lauch deviates with its canal and this picturesque was used up to build homes by the winemakers, fishmongers and tanners. The river is crossed by two exquisite bridges, you can look across the lines of half-timbered houses opposite the city’s old covered market.
With an affluence of overwhelming flower pots and the uneven cobblestone streets, the city is greatly walkable. The main train station is centrally located and all the sights are within a mile.
The architecture is absolutely outstanding both in the day and night. Three out of the five markets in the town are located within a 600m stretch. The cosy and intimate ambience of the town is awe-inspiring.
There are various reasons to love this town but the food is incredibly exceptional throughout the city. Despite being smaller in size, Colmar offers some terrific dining spots and gourmet restaurants including 8 Michelin-starred eateries. The Colmar cuisine offers a blend of German staples and French specialities. Moreover, the local wine yards specialise in Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines. The smooth and refreshing wines compliment the food immensely making your dinner absolutely excellent.
Musée d’Unterlinden is a beautiful 13th-century Dominican convent and considered to be the location for one of the best regional museums in France. Here you can unveil the 7 millennia of history and experience the artistic wealth of Rhineland’s late-gothic and the renaissance era.