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Colmar France, The Fairytale Town You Need To Visi...

Colmar France, The Fairytale Town You Need To Visit Now

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Colmar France, The fairytale town you need to visit now

With its colorful buildings, quaint canals, and medieval architecture, Colmar is the live-version of your childhood’s fairytales town. This charming place, located near the border with Germany, is one of the best-preserved historical towns in eastern France. For wine lovers, Colmar is also known as the capital of Alsace wine.

Best time to visit

Spring is a great time to visit Colmar. The town gets decorated with beautiful flowers and endless rays of sunshine. As an added bonus, in April Colmar hosts an annual spring festival: Fête le Printemps.

But the best time to visit Colmar is definitely Christmas time! There is something magical about this town that makes Christmas feels extra festive. The old-town gets decorated with thousands of lights and ornaments while the Christmas markets fill the atmosphere with the intoxicating smell of delicious bites and chaud vin.

Favorite spot

Colmar France - Christmas Market | InBetweenPictures.com

Little Venice

If you see one thing in Colmar, make it the Little Venice. Although is not as grandiose as Venice, the canal is truly charming in its own right. You can explore it either by foot or by boat, on a 30 min tour. For more information check out their website here.

Colmar France - Little Venice and Christmas Market | InBetweenPictures.com

The Food

The food in Colmar is delicious to say the least! Like the rest of the region, their food is highly influenced by French and German cuisine. For delicious local fare, try the Tarte flambée, a thinly rolled bread dough covered with fromage blanc or crème fraîche, thinly sliced onions and lardons. Yumm!

There are several Michelin star restaurants in and around Colmar. Make sure you check out the list and book in advance.

How to get there

By Train

Colmar is only an hour by train from Strasbourg

1.4 hours from Zurich

4 hours from Paris

By Car

If you are up for a road-trip adventure,  Colmar is conveniently located towards the end on the Alsace wine road ;). Rent a car in Strasbourg and make your way south on the A35. It’s only an hour drive but you will want to stop along the way to visit the other charming towns in the region.

Fairytale or not, Colmar will enchant you with its beautiful pastel colors buildings, amazing food, and unique culture.

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  1. Omg I love how colorful the Little Venice area is!! I’ve always wanted to go here. Good to know that it’s still so pretty in winter!

    • Diana

      27 March

      Yes! Everything here is extra colorful! 😍 If you love Christmas markets, then you will LOOOVEEEE Colmar. Definitely do the Wine Route. It’s dreamy!

  2. Lily

    29 March

    Colmar has been on my list for quite a while! Your pictures make me want to go even more. And to know they have excellent food just seals the deal!

    • Diana

      2 April

      You will LOVE IT! colorful buildings everywhere! Plus good food!

  3. Sheila Flores

    30 March

    Wow!! I’ve never heard about this cute place and now I want to go!! I just came from a trip to Paris and can’t wait to go back to France. Loved the pictures you shared here and the tips. Thanks for sharing!

    • Diana

      2 April

      Thank you Sheila! Yes, Colmar is beautiful and very close to Germany. You will definitely love it 😀

  4. Jen

    31 March

    Such a cool place! I’d never heard of it before, thanks!

    • Diana

      2 April

      It is! you definitely need to visit!

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  6. Lolo

    15 April

    I love Colmar! One of my favorite towns! #blogpostsaturday

    • Diana

      17 April

      It’s so cute right? Loos so similar to the timbered houses in Germany!

  7. Tasha

    15 April

    I’m visiting Colmar next week and your post had just made me even more excited! I didn’t know there was a spring festival there each year. Thanks for sharing!

    • Diana

      17 April

      Oh I’m so excited for you! The town is beautiful! Make sure to check out my Alsace wine road post. I wrote about the other towns in the region. You will LOVE it.

  8. Katarzyna

    15 April

    Very good pictures! It reminds me some British and German houses. Beautiful!

    • Diana

      17 April

      Thank you! They are so cute! Heavily influenced by the Germans.

  9. Sara

    15 April

    These photos of the town look like they could be straight out of a Disney movie! Definitely a small town that I have to put on my list of places to go in Europe. How like no would you recommend staying in this place for?

    • Diana

      17 April

      I know right? It reminded me of Beauty and the Beast! I would recommend one or two nights here. There are also other towns in the area that are as beautiful!

  10. Kay

    15 April

    :O I didn’t even realize how close Colmar is to where I am living. I was in Strasbourg already– I am SURE I would love Colmar. Beautiful photos!

    • Diana

      17 April

      Oh yeah, It’s pretty close! Plus driving from Strasbourg to Colmar is a great way to discover the region. A great excuse to go back!

  11. Helen

    15 April

    Your pictures are beautiful and so atmospheric, I’m dying to go at Christmas now!

    • Diana

      17 April

      Thank you Helen! Yes, Christmas time is beautiful! You definitely need to go.

  12. What a darling town! I love visiting the smaller towns of Europe, they have a charm to them. I totally get that storybook feel in your beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing

    Justine

    • Diana

      17 April

      Me too! They have so much charm and you get to learn much more about their culture than in bigger cities.

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