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.

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Nearby Colmar attractions

1. Petite Venise

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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 Venice in the slightest, but it's…

2. Ancienne Douane

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At the southern tip of rue des Marchands is this late-medieval customs house, with loggia and variegated tile roof, which now hosts temporary exhibitions…

3. Musée Bartholdi

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In the house where Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was born in 1834, this museum pays homage to the sculptor who captured the spirit of a nation with his…

4. Maison Pfister


This Renaissance pile was built in 1537 for Ludwig Scherer, a wealthy hatter from Besançon. With its delicately painted panels, elaborate oriel window and…

5. Maison zum Kragen


This 15th-century house is identifiable by its much-photographed sculpture of a marchand (merchant).

6. Collégiale St-Martin

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Delicate stonework guides the eye to the polychrome mosaic roof and Mongol-style copper spire of this Gothic church. Its jewel-like stained-glass windows…

7. Église St-Matthieu

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Quintessentially Protestant in its austerity, this Franciscan church has something of a split personality. From 1715 to 1987, a wall divided the soaring…

8. Église des Dominicains


Lit by late-medieval stained glass, this desanctified Gothic church shelters the celebrated triptych La Vierge au Buisson de Roses (The Virgin in the Rose…