After our visit to Eguisheim, we stopped for the night in Colmar which is only about 20 minutes northeast.
Colmar is a little bigger and has lots of canals. It’s known as “Petite Venice” because of the canal and you can take boat tours.
Colmar is a town in the Grand Est region of northeastern France, near the border with Germany. Its old town has cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings. The Gothic 13th-century, Eglise Saint-Martin church stands on central Place de la Cathédrale. The city is on the Alsace Wine Route, and local vineyards specialize in Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines.
Eloise doing her best Gaston pose from Beauty and the Beast. She said that building behind her is Gaston’s house.
Our hotel bedroom with the exposed wood beams, this place was legit! We had a view out the window of the canal. It is probably the best hotel you can get in Colmar. It has a restaurant that sits on the canal as well. The interior was crazy confusing. Lots of winding staircases, we got lost going between rooms more than once.
the front of the hotel, how cute!?!?
I have not been to Venice yet, but Colmar is called Petite Venice because of all of the canals through the town. With all the different colored houses it was just adorable.
I did try the local beer and wine in all of the places we went which was fun. I wanted to bring some back, but didn’t want to carry anything home. Good thing about traveling now you can have pretty much anything shipped back home or order it online when you get back.