HERITAGE - Genuine "art de vivre"
Colmar has preserved all of its mediaeval architectural wealth down to the present day.
Walk across the ages in the city, discovering buildings from the medieval, Renaissance or more recent periods.
A large number of historical monuments can be found along the streets, including churches and convents (Saint-Martin, Unterlinden), the Koïfhus, burgher houses (Maison Pfister, Maison des têtes), the Hotel de Paris (currently City Hall), the Municipal Theatre and the railway station.
Colmar is the wine capital of Alsace, symbolizing attachment to cultural values, skills and traditions. Colmar is one of the main wine-producing districts, with nearly 400 hectares of vineyards and more than 200 restaurants, including several with several stars in the prestigious Michelin Guide, offering rich gastronomy and highly esteemed high quality wines. Located in the heart of the vineyards, Colmar is a great starting point for exploring the “Alsace Wine Route".
Colmar is a city of art and culture, with a varied, prestigious museum offer. You will find the following there:
- The Unterlinden Museum,
- The Bartholdi Museum,
- The Museum of Natural History and Ethnography,
- The Toy Museum,
- The Municipal Factory Museum,
- The Hansi Museum
Timelapse of work to the new Unterlinden
It is, by definition, a city of events, and several important ones, well known beyond the national borders, mark the four seasons, namely the Christmas and Easter markets, the festivals (music, jazz, film), the Wine Fair, the Book Show, the Solidarity Marathon or the Tour of Alsace and finally Colmar beach.
A number of towns and villages in the immediate vicinity of Colmar open up possibilities for travel around the region, offering a multitude of surprises.
- Eguisheim, which the French voted their favourite village in 2012,
- Riquewihr, the pearl of vine-growing country, voted most beautiful village in France by the Japanese,
- Kaysersberg and the Lac Blanc ski slopes,
- Munster and its mountain resorts,
- Neuf-Brisach, on the Unesco World Heritage List.