Colmar tourism and travel guide

Photo of Colmar in Haut-Rhin

Visit Colmar: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

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

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.

Colmar is situated in the Haut-Rhin department and Alsace region (now part of the Grand-Est region), in the north-east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Haut-Rhin department (general information: Colmar is 379 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Eguisheim at 6 km and Kaysersberg at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Colmar, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haut-Rhin

Map of places to visit near Colmar

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

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

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

Colmar is in the north-east of France. 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