Old Colmar

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Allow plenty of time to explore the restored historic center of Colmar. Many of the buildings lining the narrow cobblestone streets date back to the medieval and Renaissance periods, and the half-timbered houses seem more German than French.

Consider riding the Little White Train around town to get oriented, and then explore the most interesting areas on foot.

The quartier des tanneurs, or tanners’ quarter, (Rue des Tanneurs), has been beautifully restored and now is a trendy residential area for business professionals. The upper areas of the 17th-18th century houses were originally used by tanners for drying skins.

As you stroll along the narrow streets, notice the Gothic architecture left from the Middle Ages.

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Linger on the quai de la Poissonnerie, the old port and fish market. The area is now known as Petite Venise.

At A Glance

Place de la Cathédrale
Colmar Alsace 68000

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