Vind de perfecte vakantie
Dedicated to the creator of the Statue of Liberty in New York, the Bartholdi Museum in Colmar is located in the artist's birthplace. In the course of a tour of the rooms, visitors can view sketches, models, sculptures, drawings, photographs and paintings by Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904). This talented sculptor also produced the Bartholdi Fountain in the Place Bellecour in Lyon, the Belfort Lion and the equestrian statue of Vercingetorix in Clermont-Ferrand.
Italy does not have the monopoly on cities built over water and this charming little district in Colmar is dubbed "Little Venice", doubtless due the houses that line both sides of the river like in the city of the Doges.
The river Lauch's course is lined with half-timbered houses that may viewed as one wanders from bridge to bridge, or alternatively on a leisurely boat trip. The scene brings Bruges to mind, famous for its canals, but here characterised by an unmistakeably Alsatian ambiance.
Ideal for a romantic stroll as a couple.
Colmar is an Alsace village, renowned for its old, very colourful houses and typically Alsace architecture (like Koïfhus). Yet Colmar is like a little French Venice, as its life is organised around the canals which cross it.
Services have been developed offering boat trips, in order to discover the town differently. Make the most of a bucolic experience and the heart of Alsace culture and come and visit the Little Venice neighbourhood on the Lauch river.
In the 16th century, this former Franciscan convent was abandoned and it was turned into a hospital. However the building was struck by lightning, and was rebuilt between 1736 and 1744 using some of the stones from the city fortifications which had been dismantled in 1673.
The hospital remained in service until 1937 when it was replaced by the new Pasteur Hospital, in the west of the city.
Two IUT departments of the University of Haute-Alsace occupied this building for a short period. Now the building houses the Edmond Gerrer Culture and Media Centre.
Located in the former Dominican convent, the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar is a Fine Arts museum that notably conserves collections of paintings and sculptures dating from the Rhine in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, folk traditions and Modern Art.
The key work of the Unterlinden Museum is the Isenheim Altarpiece, painted by Mathias Grünewald and sculpted by Nicolas Haguenau in the first quarter of the sixteenth century. A major piece in the history of art...