Petite Venise

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Colmar , France
rowboats per 30min €6
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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.