The Wine Capital of Alsace

Strasbourg has la “ Petite France”; Colmar has “ Little Venice” , where colourful half-timbered houses decorate the banks of the canals.

But Colmar is much more than that…

Colmar is a pocket-size city with a chill out atmosphere.

It is a city filled with treasures –  artistic masterpieces, gothic churches, renaissance architecture – and enchanting corners waiting to be discovered.

If Strasbourg has become an European Capital, Colmar is the Alsatian capital by excellence. Its history (associated with the history of the wine in the region) and its location (over fertile soil and at the carrefour of many important routes) have led the city to be in the hub of important cultural and economic exchanges.

A guided walking tour in Colmar with me will include the main attractions/the most photogenic spots in the old town + a short visit to the Dominican church to appreciate the altarpiece “la viege au buisson de roses” (the virgen at the rose bush), a masterpiece of the High Middle Ages.

And, if you are interested in art/religious themes, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the Unterlinden Museum with me, where I will be presenting you a worldwide renaissance masterpiece called “le Retable de Issenheim” (the Issenheim altar piece): 11 painted panels that open to tell the story of Christ and St. Anthony.

Options on how include Colmar on your Alsatian stay

2h guided walking tour of Colmar

During this tour we will see the main attractions of Colmar as well as my favorite corners, squares and points of view.

Full Day program Wine Road Alsace

You may wish to include a visit to Colmar on your Full Day program along the Wine Road of Alsace. Other places to visit during this day maybe include: medieval villages along the Wine Road, the medieval castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg or even St Odile’s monastery. (Click here to go to my page “Wine Road Alsace” for more ideas of circuits).

Return Day Trip by Train from Paris

Yes, it is possible to do a full day tour in Alsace when you came (and return) by TGV train from Paris (1h45min each way). This full day excursion combines a guided walking tour of Strasbourg in the morning, followed by an afternoon guided walking tour in Colmar

All my tours can be personalized to better meet your wishes. 

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A bientôt!