Colmar, France, taken on June 1, 2013
Colmar is an attractive city in the Alsace region of France and is an easy day trip from Strasbourg. The colourful half-timbered architecture is the defining feature of Colmar, just like in other cities in Alsace. How lovely it was to take a stroll here!
Two days ago I was at Petite France in Strasbourg, and today, I visited Petite Venise in Colmar, a cute town half an hour away from Strasbourg by train. I’ve never been to Venice, so I can’t comment on whether this part of Colmar really lives up to its name, but it is itself a charming and scenic place to be. Which one is more impressive, Petite France or Petite Venise? 😉
Instead of going to the bar after dinner, I decided to split from the EMRS group and go for a little walk around Petite France, which turned out to be a good idea because the entire day was warm and rain-free, for once. As if the place wasn’t already gorgeous enough during the day, it transformed into a stunning magical world at night. What a pretty area 🙂
Arrival in Strasbourg today was welcomed by rain…lots of rain. Thankfully my hotel is right in the city centre, giving me quick access to all the points of interest. Conference starts tomorrow, and due to the rain, I only walked around very briefly while searching for food. Already, Strasbourg’s cathedral impressed me upon first look. It could almost go head to head against the Dom in Cologne, which makes our Saint-André in Bordeaux look very puny in comparison 😛