Pont Rue de Turenne
For photogenic views of Colmar's canal-woven Petite Venise district, head to this bridge at the top of rue de Turenne.
At the southern tip of rue des Marchands is this late-medieval customs house, with loggia and variegated tile roof, which now hosts...
Jean-Yves Schillinger mans the stove at this Michelin-starred restaurant in Petite Venise. Behind a trompe l'oeil façade lies an...
Petite Venise information
If you see just one thing in Colmar, make it the Little Venice quarter. Canal connection aside, it doesn’t resemble the Italian city in the slightest, but it's truly lovely in its own right, whether explored on foot or by rowboat. The backstreets are punctuated by impeccably restored half-timbered houses in sugared-almond shades, many ablaze with geraniums in summer. Take a mosey around rue des Tanneurs, with its rooftop verandas for drying hides, and quai de la Poissonnerie, the former fishers’ quarter.