Top things to do in Colmar

Top Choice Gallery in Colmar

Musée d’Unterlinden

Gathered around a Gothic-style Dominican cloister, this revamped museum hides a prized medieval stone statue collection, late-15th-century prints by Martin Schongauer plus an ensemble of Upper Rhine Primitives. Its …
Top Choice Gastronomy in Colmar

JY'S

Jean-Yves Schillinger runs the stove at this two-Michelin-starred restaurant in Petite Venise. Behind a trompe-l'œil façade lies an urban-cool, lounge-style restaurant, with flattering lighting and chesterfield sofa…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Colmar

Japadeunon

This new, bottle-lined wine bar is a drop of sophistication. Here you can sample and quaff wines from Alsace and elsewhere (from €3 per glass), and there are special evenings devoted to little-heard-of winemakers. T…
Top Choice French in Colmar

La Table du Brocanteur

Tucked down a backstreet, this half-timbered house is decorated with milk pails, clogs and an attic’s worth of other rustic knick-knacks. Bright flavours like scallop carpaccio and tender beef steak with confit shal…
Area in Colmar

Petite Venise

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 truly lovely in its own right, whether explored on foot or by row…
Gastronomy in Colmar

L’Atelier du Peintre

With its art-slung walls and carefully composed cuisine, this Michelin-starred bistro lives up to its ‘painter’s studio’ name. Seasonal masterpieces such as roast quail-breast fillets with hazelnut cream, fricassee …
Christmas in Colmar

Marché de Noël

Colmar’s snow globe of a Marché de Noël glitters from late November to 31 December. The entire city goes to town with festive sparkle, and five markets brim with gifts, hand-crafted decorations and gingerbread heart…
French in Colmar

Le Caveau Saint Pierre

Squirrelled away in the canal-laced heart of Petite Venise, this half-timbered restaurant is enticingly rustic, with low beams, stone walls and checked tablecloths. Choucroutes (such as with fresh fish or cider appl…
Mediterranean in Colmar

Le Quai 21

This canalside restaurant on the edge of Petite Venise is a winner, with its trad-meets-contemporary decor of exposed stone, clean-lined bistro furnishings and pops of electric blue. The succinct menu has a Mediterr…
Museum in Colmar

Musée Bartholdi

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 Statue of Liberty. Look out for the full-size plaster model of Lad…