Where to stay in Colmar

Are you about to visit Alsace and its wonders? Here’s our guide to the best places to stay in Colmar!

Located in the south of Alsace, in the Haut-Rhin department, the beautiful city of Colmar is the region’s third-largest commune, after Mulhouse and Strasbourg. A medieval and Renaissance town, Colmar boasts an impressive architectural, historical and cultural heritage. It was once a city of the Empire, and was at the heart of many conflicts before becoming part of France.

Remnants of these eventful or prosperous periods are numerous: the Collégiale Saint-Martin, medieval houses, the Théâtre municipal, several convents and, above all, the canals, otherwise known as « Little Venice » for their resemblance to those of the Italian city! In addition to these historic buildings, we recommend a visit to the Musée Unterlinden or the replica of the Statue of Liberty. And take advantage of Colmar’s geographical location, at the center of the Alsace vineyards and close to the Vosges foothills, to enjoy the wonderful local wines and discover the region’s cellars : Colmar isn’t called the « Alsace wine capital » by chance!

Choosing the right accommodation in Colmar is essential to making the most of your stay in this beautiful Alsatian town. So where to stay in Colmar? To help you plan your trip, we’ve put together a guide to the best places to stay in Colmar!

Colmar Centre and Old Colmar

Vieux Colmar

The Centre district is Colmar’s tourist district, encompassing the whole of Vieux Colmar, where you’ll find the city’s main tourist and cultural attractions, as well as beautiful medieval houses and historic buildings.

You couldn’t ask for a better place to stay in Colmar: we recommend it if you want to soak up the town’s picturesque charm, especially for a short stay. Take a stroll through the town center to discover theDominican Church, the various museums, such as the Musée Bartholdi, or get lost in the charming streets of Vieux Colmar! And best of all, there’s nothing like having your Colmar accommodation within walking distance of the city’s best restaurants and cafés.

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Saint-Léon

North of Old Colmar, the Saint-Léon district is a good compromise for accommodation in Colmar.

The many bars and restaurants in the city center tend to make it very hectic, with its daily stream of tourists. If you want to avoid this hustle and bustle and enjoy a quieter atmosphere, choosing your Colmar accommodation in this small northern district is a good idea! Its location means you can easily reach the attractions of the city center on foot. If you’re coming to Colmar by car, you’ll also find it easier to park in this neighborhood, close to the center.

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Around the station

Gare de Colmar

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Colmar’s train station, with Avenue Raymond Poincaré opposite, marks the boundary between the central and southern districts. Accommodation in Colmar around the station can be an excellent option! So, if you’re coming to town by train or planning to visit the neighboring towns, you won’t have to carry all your luggage into the center. What’s more, you’ll have easy access to the city center and its entertainment on foot. If you choose to live in the southern part of Colmar, the atmosphere will be less hectic than in the center – and it’s still easy to get to Vieux Colmar on foot!

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Now you know where to stay in Colmar to make the most of the heritage and charms of this beautiful Alsatian city! So tell us, when are you planning to visit Colmar?

Map of hotels and accommodation – Colmar