Tourism ideas in Colmar, Alsace | James Boutqiue Hotel
Que faire en Alsace ? Que faire à Colmar ?
Things to do in Alsace Things to do in Colmar James and its entire team have thought about all types of guests and provide you with the keys for a typical visit to the region.
Inject some life into your stay and set out to discover Alsace and its emblematic towns from the 4-star James Boutique Hotel in Colmar.
Our staff will be delighted to answer all your questions and will advise you about the best places to visit.
Alsace, a land of tradition
One of the most beautiful regions in France, it enjoys a rich history and culture that is still very much alive. Alsace has many charms to offer and attracts many visitors: lively towns, inimitable gastronomy and breathtaking views, everything is brought together to ensure a wonderful experience.
A combination of French and German culture, Alsace offers a valuable heritage built around a complex but fascinating history. Discover its traditional culture, its folklore, its unique architecture but also its dynamism and its cultural modernity. Both traditional and a European capital, Strasbourg is the perfect embodiment of this. Do not miss a visit to this exceptional town, the centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. With an impressive old cathedral, a neighbourhood of canals, called Petite France, and its many museums, as well as the European Parliament. A visit to Strasbourg is a must.
Colmar, a charming stopover
Located in the heart of Alsace, at the gateway to Germany and Switzerland, the picturesque town of Colmar is a timeless gem.
Paved streets and half-timbered houses, it is the jewel of the Alsatian spirit thanks to its lifestyle and rich heritage. Discover Place Rapp and its fountains, the emblematic Petite Venise neighbourhood on the banks of the River Lauch, and the former custom house, Koïfhus, dating from 1480.
The superb Unterlinden Museum, recently extended and renovated by the architects Herzog and de Meuron, welcomes you and offers you the chance to admire the famous Issenheim Altarpiece, Renaissance works and modern art collections (Soulages, Poliakoff, etc.).
With a cloister and a new Fine Arts campus, the museum offers an unusual and eclectic artistic programme all the year round. Another museum that is well worth a visit, the Hansi Museum, devoted to the famous illustrator and caricaturist Jean-Jacques Waltz, known as "Hansi".
For a novel experience, pay a visit to the replica of the Statue of Liberty, the work of the inhabitant of Colmar, Auguste Bartholdi, and its fascinating museum. Finally, a few kilometres from the town, enjoy a peaceful break in the lush setting of the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park.
Colmar is a town between nature and culture, but also a highly delicious town because it is located on the legendary Alsace Wine Route.
The Alsace wine route
« A small glass of Alsace wine is like a summer dress or a spring flower; it's a ray of sunshine that makes life brighter ». Christian Dior
The wines of Alsace are known around the world for the finesse, their fruity notes and their elegance. Through a fascinating route between villages and vineyards, set out to discover the Grands Blancs d'Alsace, such as: Gewurztraminer, Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and many more that promise you a treat for the senses.
Set out on a tour of the wineries and castles, picturesque villages and excursions along the upper reaches of the vineyards.
The Wine Route reserves many wonders and surprises for you. For further information, consult our tourist office's website: