Welcome to Colmar
Serving as the inspiration for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the Alsace town of Colmar is the archetype fairy-tale village. Cobblestone lanes and flower-lined canals snake their way through the Old Town, where timber-framed townhouses and terrace cafés line the streets and plazas. A boat cruise is among the top things to do in Colmar, passing the candy-colored houses of the Quai de la Poissonnerie and Little Venice, while wine-tasting tours follow the acclaimed Alsace Wine Route. Time your visit around the annual Christmas market for an extra helping of seasonal magic.