Information on Colmar, France

Information on Colmar, France
Colmar, France, is tucked away in the Alsace region of France near the border of Germany. According to the Colmar Office of Tourism, nature appreciation and green tourism are prevalent in Colmar, along with plenty of indoor activities.

Outdoor Activities

A number of sport providers are located in and near the city, and activities ranging from parachuting to tennis to golf are available for travelers. One provider, Branches et Montagnes, offers hiking, cycling, canoeing, mountain boarding, dogsledding, snow shoeing, skiing and more.

Museums

There are a number of museums in Colmar including the Musee d'Unterlinden (paintings, sculptures), Musee Batholdi (creator of the Statue of Liberty), a toy and miniature train museum, the Natural and Ethnography Museum and Espace Andre Malraux, which has contemporary art.

Where to Stay

There are a number of hotels located in Colmar ranging from no stars to four stars. There also is a campground, Camping de L'ill, that is not far from the center of town.

Food

The town has many restaurants and offers local produce for sale, including cheese and spice bread. The Office of Tourism website provides a list of some local producers and information about their products.

Wine

Colmar is actually the Alsatian wine capital, and grapes such as Pinot Noir, Riesling and Pinot Blanc flourish in the region. Local wineries offer tastings and tours.

Article Written By Donna Flanagan

Donna Flanagan has been an attorney editor in legal publishing for 17 years. She has contributed to publications such as “Employment Coordinator” and “Guide to Employment Law and Regulation.” She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University and a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law.

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