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COLMAR, ALSACE, FRANCE.

A well preserved town.

On a journey from England by train, i took a break to stay one night in Colmar. I did not know much about the place,but glad i came to Colmar ,because it is a lovely place.--- Colmar is a city in North-eastern France, in the commune of Alsace, at an altitude of 197m.It has a well preserved old town. Colmar claims to be the capital of Alsation Wine. The city is 64km {40 miles } from Strasbourg. Trains run to Strasbourg, Mulhouse, and Zurich.etc. There is a regional airport. The city is built where two rivers meet,the Lauch and the Thur
My hotel was 200m to the left on leaving the railway station.-----Colmar is a pretty place , with fountains and lovely squares.COLMAR, FRANCE. Maison Pfister house ,, 500 years old., in Rue Des Marchands.

COLMAR, FRANCE. Maison Pfister house ,, 500 years old., in Rue Des Marchands.

COLMAR FRANCE.one of many timber framed buildings.

COLMAR FRANCE.one of many timber framed buildings.

COLMAR ,FRANCE. Overhang building.

COLMAR ,FRANCE. Overhang building.

COLMAR, FRANCE, The "Little Venice" area.

COLMAR, FRANCE, The "Little Venice" area.

COLMAR ,FRANCE.  "LITTLE VENICE" AREA On the canals of Colmar.

COLMAR ,FRANCE. "LITTLE VENICE" AREA On the canals of Colmar.

COLMAR, FRANCE.Sculpture by Auguste Bartholdi.

COLMAR, FRANCE.Sculpture by Auguste Bartholdi.

COLMAR, FRANCE. built in 1575,once housed the town guard.

COLMAR, FRANCE. built in 1575,once housed the town guard.

COLMAR, FRANCE. From 16th century, a Nut market once held under the arcades.

COLMAR, FRANCE. From 16th century, a Nut market once held under the arcades.

COLMAR, FRANCE.

COLMAR, FRANCE.

COLMAR, FRANCE.  St. Martins church in Place de la Cathedrale.

COLMAR, FRANCE. St. Martins church in Place de la Cathedrale.

COLMAR,FRANCE, St. Martins church.,Known as the cathedral.

COLMAR,FRANCE, St. Martins church.,Known as the cathedral.

COLMAR, FRANCE.

COLMAR, FRANCE.

COLMAR, FRANCE.

COLMAR, FRANCE.

COLMAR, FRANCE.

COLMAR, FRANCE.

COLMAR, FRANCE. Plenty of inside and outside seating in cafes.

COLMAR, FRANCE. Plenty of inside and outside seating in cafes.

COLMAR, FRANCE.   Handy tourist maps around town.

COLMAR, FRANCE. Handy tourist maps around town.

COLMAR. FRANCE.

COLMAR. FRANCE.

[img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/935071/DSCN2806.JPG caption=COLMAR, FRANCE. I stayed here.------Colmar is where Auguste Bartholdi was born. He was the sculptor who designed The Statue of Liberty, in America.

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