Sunday, April 17, 2016

Colmar - France

Celina, Ara and Rafal have been to Colmar and they all said it is a wonderful town. Looking at these cards, I trully believe them. My must visit list is way too long, Colmar is certainly there. 

 Photos © Olivier Anger * Combier Group Editor
Colmar is a town with many attractions and an undeniable charm all its own including half-timbered houses, flower-decked town centre and the canals,  giving it its reputation of the “Little Venice of Alsace”.

COMBIER Groupe Editor * Photo: ©Ivan Anger
For Georges Duhamel (as he wrote in 1931), Colmar was the "most beautiful town in the world". It has also often been said that it is the most Alsatian town in Alsace! Without going over the top with superlatives, Colmar undoubtedly remains an exceptional town due to the wealth and variety of its historical and architectural heritage.

The capital of central Alsace, situated near Germany and Switzerland between the Vosges and the Rhine, Strasbourg and Mulhouse, the town offers visitors an exciting glimpse of 1000 years of European history. 
Besides, with its 67,000 inhabitants, Colmar retains a 'country town' atmosphere which contributes so much to its charm. Wonderfully preserved from the ravages of time, its homogenous historical centre is classed as a 'protected area' and has benefited from careful restoration and ongoing improvements for more than 20 years. - in:

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