Colmar tourism and travel guide

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Visit Colmar: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The medieval centre of Colmar, with brightly painted half-timbered houses along the canalside, is extremely attractive

Colmar is situated in the Haut-Rhin department and Grand-Est region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Colmar. For detailed visitor information see the Colmar travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Colmar include "secteur sauvegarde" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Colmar in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Eguisheim at 6 km and Kaysersberg at 9 km.

Colmar, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 5 km (direction west)

There is lots of interest to see here in Turckheim, one of...

See Turckheim guide


Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction south-west)

Of the many beautiful traditional villages in Alsace, Eguisheim is one of...

See Eguisheim guide


at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

The historic centre of Kaysersberg is very attractive, and the half-timbered houses...

See Kaysersberg guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

Riquewihr is very lovely and has less to undermine its medieval charm...

See Riquewihr guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

In the heart of the Alsace wine region you should visit Hunawihr,...

See Hunawihr guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

The traditional coloured houses and the castle poised high above the town...

See Ribeauville guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

The original fortified walls still surround the very picturesque village of Bergheim...

See Bergheim guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

Perhaps less exceptional than some Alsace towns we still enjoyed exploring the...

See Rouffach guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

Neuf-Brisach is unique in being a town that was entirely designed by...

See Neuf-Brisach guide


at 17 km (direction west)

Munster was very badly damaged during the First World War but careful...

See Munster guide
Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Castle at 19 km (direction west), in the Bas-Rhin department

The substantial Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg is one of the most visited and...

See Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-east), in the Bas-Rhin department

As well as the village itself there are several popular attractions close...

See Kientzheim guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-east), in the Bas-Rhin department

One interesting feature of Selestat is the very wide range of architectural...

See Selestat guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

In Guebwilller it is the part of the town along the canal...

See Guebwiller guide

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Markets in and near Colmar

Market days in Colmar: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday;

  • Colmar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (0km)
  • Turckheim: market Friday (6km)
  • Kaysersberg: market Monday & Friday (9km)
  • Riquewihr: market Friday (10km)
  • Ribeauville: market Saturday (12km)
  • Munster: market Saturday (17km)
  • Selestat: market Tuesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Guebwiller: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Soultz-Haut-Rhin: market Wednesday & Wednesday & (24km)
  • Ville: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Colmar, Alsace

Tourist attractions near Colmar, France

What to do at Colmar? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Colmar.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr (7km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim (20km)
  • Parc de la Marseillaise (22km)
  • Jardin d'altitude du Haut-Chitelet (26km)
  • Parc de Wesserling (34km)
  • Parc Alfred-Wallach (38km)
  • Jardins de Callunes (38km)
  • Parc botanique de Mulhouse (39km)
  • Domaine du Windeck (42km)
  • Le jardin de Marguerite (51km)
  • Roseraie du Chatelet (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hohneck (26km)
  • Champ du Feu (35km)
  • Ballon d'Alsace (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ribeauville (12km)
  • Bergheim (14km)
  • Soultzmatt (16km)
  • Marckolsheim (17km)
  • Itterswiller (32km)
  • Diebolsheim (33km)
  • Sausheim (33km)
  • Masevaux (44km)
  • Rougegoutte (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Cigoland (20km)
  • Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse (39km)

Geography and distances

Colmar is in the north-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Haut-Rhin department (general information: Colmar is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Colmar

Canton: Colmar

Arrondissement: Colmar

Department: Haut-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 68000

Distance to Colmar

from Colmar (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 509 km

from Nice: 487 km

from Bordeaux: 706 km

from Strasbourg: 63 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris or drive from one of the channel port - Calais and Dunkirk are around 6 hours distance. For driving distances to Colmar from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ammerschwihr, Andolsheim, Eguisheim, Holtzwihr, Horbourg-Wihr, Houssen, Husseren-les-Chateaux, Ingersheim, Katzenthal, Kientzheim, Niedermorschwihr, Sigolsheim, Sundhoffen, Wettolsheim and Wintzenheim.

This page in French: Visiter Colmar