Things to do in Colmar

Founded in the 9th century, Colmar has been beautifully preserved throughout the years, so a visit to this town will make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

If you are looking for things to do in Colmar you will not be disappointed, as no matter what you enjoy doing on holiday you will find something to suit you in this picturesque town. It will take you around 6 and a half hours to drive from Calais to Colmar, but there are plenty of places to stop off in between if you need a break en route.

With cute timber-framed buildings, cobbled streets, and pretty painted facades, simply walking around this destination is sure to give you plenty of reasons to smile.




















Things to do in Colmar, France - See colourful houses

About the city

Take a Segway tour

When simply walking around a new town isn’t adventurous enough for you, why not hire a Segway and take a tour instead? This fun method of transport offers a great way to explore, and the tour will take you along the town’s three rivers, through the forest and old city centre, and to both the German part of the town and the Quartier des Maraichers too.

If you fancy finishing your tour with the town’s famous tipple, you can add a wine tasting session onto the end of your trip as you’ll complete your Segway adventure at Colmar’s winery which is located at its centre.

Take a Segway tour in Colmar, France

Statue of Liberty in Colmar, France

See Colmar's Statue of Liberty

You may be surprised to read about the Statue of Liberty in a travel guide about things to do in Colmar, but the famous statue’s creator, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, was from this lovely French town so you can see a 12 metre high replica of the well-known landmark when you visit.

The replica was added to the town to celebrate the centenary of the sculptor’s death, and if you are interested in finding out more about him you can visit where he lived on the Rue des Marchands where you can see his old living quarters and plenty of fascinating artefacts too.

Eating and Drinking in Colmar

Colmar offers its visitors a whole range of tasty delicacies which you can enjoy in one of its restaurants, many of which have spaces where you can eat outside during the warmer months.

Alternatively, you may like to head to the covered market hall where you will find lots of different treats, including meat, cheese, fruit, and baked goods, which can be packed up like a picnic and taken away with you.

Due to its location in the middle of the Alsace wine region, you will be spoilt for choice if you are a wine drinker! It is mostly white wine that is produced here, and if you enjoy it you can buy some to take home with you on the ferry.

Restaurants in Colmar

Colmar Old Town, France

Colmar Old Town

There is plenty to see in Colmar’s Old Town, and one of the best ways to ensure that you have discovered everything is to take a free walking tour using a map that can be picked up from the Tourist Office.

The sights can also be found using the signposts which are dotted around the town, but the map will lead you to places such as Little Venice, Colmar Cathedral, the House of Heads, the Tanner’s District, and the pretty Fishmonger’s District too.

If you're travelling by car take advantage of added peace of mind by upgrading to one of our Flexi tickets. Allowing you to take the scenic route home at a leisurely pace or amend your booking with no amendment fees*, our Standard Flexi and Fully Flexi tickets give you greater flexibility to your departure time. So you can rest assured should your travel plans change, your sailing can too!

Time to discover this lovely town for yourself? With so many things to do in Colmar you definitely won’t be disappointed, so book your Dover to Calais crossing and start planning your trip today! 

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If you're looking for things to do in Colmar you won't be disappointed, as no matter what you enjoy doing on holiday you will find something to suit you in this picturesque town.

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