Little Venice
Little Venice
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The « little Venice » is the name given to the course of the Lauch in Colmar. This name probably came from the original line of the houses on both sides of the river, which serves the southeast of the city. This district starts behind the Koïfhus, goes through the fishmonger's district and to the bridges Turenne and Saint-Pierre. It is therefore at the beginning of the Krutenau, whose etymology refers to places of market gardening on the outskirts of the towns. Originally inhabited by a rural community of wine-producers, market gardeners and boatmen, the Krutenau stretches out around the Turenne Street that the marshal took in 1674 for his triumphant entry in the city. Boat rides are possible there.
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  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand4,204 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely old town
    The whole of the old town including Little Venice are lovely. Beautiful half-timbered houses and other fine buildings everywhere, canals, numerous cafes - and on the sunny day we went a multitude of happy smiling tourists. There was a lot of road maintenance in the area around the cathedral which was a little annoying; but I guess they have to do it as some stage. But Colmar is a lovely town and makes a great day-trip from Strasbourg.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • RobandGem_22
    Eaglescliffe, United Kingdom79 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful town
    We visited here as a family (2 adults and two children aged 9 and 5). We didn't quite realise how much of the town was 'old town'. Its a very pretty place. Lots of lovely little shops, cafes and restaurants. Parking is quite difficult, as we drive a van and a lot of the parking is multistory which we can't fit into. But there are some parking in the residential areas, which is only a short walk into the town. We spent 4-5 hours here, just walking around, having some food and drink. Nice to have a laid back day.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • michelle m
    583 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Day trip to Colmar with my son
    My son and I took the bus to Colmar. Such a beautiful place yes it was busy with tourists but it was August so I did expect it. However it was not too crowded that we weren’t able to see the sights. The canals were beautiful with the boats passing by. The centre also had a large indoor market which had some beautiful cakes and other foods. The architecture is amazing but I do love timber housing.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
    Bicester, United Kingdom5,559 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little Venice
    La Petite Venise in Colmar is a charming place. It's like a tiny Venice with colorful houses by the water. You can take a boat ride and enjoy the lovely views. The area has cozy restaurants where you can taste delicious French food. It's a great spot for a leisurely walk, especially in the evening when the lights reflect in the water. La Petite Venise is a picturesque place, perfect for romantic moments and enjoying the beauty of Colmar. If you're in town, don't miss this little piece of Venice in France.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • romanshorner
    Munich, Germany1,191 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque Part of the City
    The Little Venice is a lovely part of the old town of Colmar. With the little river, it looks very beautiful. It is nice just to go for a walk. There are different restaurants and cafes, if you want to take a rest.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,175 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Canal and waterfront
    Small waterfront area on canal with signature Alsace house designs. Changes during Christmas season thanks to lights and lightshows and truly becomes festive in every way. Worth visiting during the Christmas season, but it can get very crowded then. Eateries and giftshops all nearby.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 December 2023
  • Rachael Mumford
    Bristol, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for the soul x
    Ahhh Colmar! This town returned the Je ne sais quio to my soul after a pretty rotten start to the year…. So glad the boyfriend decided to bring me here for Easter after everything I’ve been to. Lots of nice spots to eat and the doggies were welcome to! Couldn’t recommend more x
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 March 2024
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Mimsi007
Vienna, Austria66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Nice place, beautiful, but very touristy (restaurants!)
Enjoy, take a coffee but there might be better places for dinner
Written 17 April 2024
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Rachael Mumford
Bristol, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Ahhh Colmar! This town returned the Je ne sais quio to my soul after a pretty rotten start to the year…. So glad the boyfriend decided to bring me here for Easter after everything I’ve been to. Lots of nice spots to eat and the doggies were welcome to! Couldn’t recommend more x
Written 31 March 2024
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R. Cuon
London, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Amazing waouh like in a movie.
Just a little bit sad that the Christmas market was already over. Please let it open until new year eve !!
Written 6 January 2024
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Small waterfront area on canal with signature Alsace house designs. Changes during Christmas season thanks to lights and lightshows and truly becomes festive in every way. Worth visiting during the Christmas season, but it can get very crowded then. Eateries and giftshops all nearby.
Written 18 December 2023
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Keith C
Huntingdon, UK700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful to see day and night but can get busy so pick the right time. Beautiful old buildings close to the river
Written 14 December 2023
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany1,191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
The Little Venice is a lovely part of the old town of Colmar. With the little river, it looks very beautiful. It is nice just to go for a walk. There are different restaurants and cafes, if you want to take a rest.
Written 30 November 2023
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PGF94131
San Francisco, CA172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Having visited Alsace several times in the past, I was anxious to visit Colmar.
The old town and Little Venice are quaint, very busy and touristy.
The canal boat tour (8€/pp) is ok; it is short and there is not that much to see.
I would skip the little choo-choo train tour (8€/pp) altogether.
If you arrive by car, go to the ST JOSSE parking (3€/day).
Be VERY careful when driving as the local police uses hidden cameras to issue parking and moving violations; You may receive a ticket through your rental agency with fees and no-recourse; Consider that a "local tourist tax".
I personally prefer tha small towns in Alsace: Ribeauville, Bergheim, Kintzheim, Dambach-La-Ville, Rosheim and Obernai which are a bit more authentic.
Written 23 October 2023
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23rita
Davie, FL557 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is adjacent to Old Town and very picturesque with medieval homes, restaurants and shops. Good phot ops!! Boat rides on the canal are available.
Written 3 October 2023
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Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
Bicester, UK5,559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
La Petite Venise in Colmar is a charming place. It's like a tiny Venice with colorful houses by the water. You can take a boat ride and enjoy the lovely views. The area has cozy restaurants where you can taste delicious French food. It's a great spot for a leisurely walk, especially in the evening when the lights reflect in the water. La Petite Venise is a picturesque place, perfect for romantic moments and enjoying the beauty of Colmar. If you're in town, don't miss this little piece of Venice in France.
Written 1 October 2023
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Nir A
Tel Aviv, Israel199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
What a wonderfull place.
Just wondering around this butifull town.
Dont forget to have ice cream when you do..........
Written 25 September 2023
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