Its been a lovely year so far as I have been traveling to my heart's content . You know it already, if you have been following my travels on Instagram. My base station was Geneva and I did my homework to plan day trips for weekends. Colmar features in the list of one of the most beautiful villages to see and pictures of this town over the internet had me determined.
A 4 hour train journey from Geneva , Colmar was blazing hot at 31 degrees Celsius on arrival at 10am in the month of September. I knew it would be hot but I had to see this place as I have already seen a bit of France in 2014 and didn't foresee going back to cover this town alone.
Colmar is beautiful with its pastel houses in partial woodwork from the 15th Century. An abundance of colourful and dense blooms across the city and in the cute windows of the houses, makes every frame instagrammable, as I would like to call it.
However, there is not much to see beyond the houses and the Venice -like canals which the town-dwellers have smartly commercialised with boat trips. Colmar also boasts of a lot of Michelin star restaurants which are priced to drive a lot of us away . I instead decided to dine at a Lebanese joint which had very good Tripadvisor ratings. A family run restaurant ,it serves all-time favourites like Falafel, Fattayer, Hummus and the likes. There were 2 ladies making this in the kitchen so the service was very slow. However it tasted homely and was brimming with people in no time. Though it must be a long wait to get your food once the place is full. Half a day is enough to stroll along the quaint streets in Colmar and if you had to travel a long 4hours to be here in the heat , you may not feel it was worth it. However, if you are closer to this town and the weather is good,a half day trip to this picturesque town makes all the sense. After all, who doesn't like pictures straight from a fairytale?
|Cutest souvenir shops|
|These narrow lanes in COLMAR are dollhouse heavens with these old houses intact & it made me wonder who lived here|
|My dress is from PLAVATE , a designer label that brings sustainable fashion to the connoisseurs. Handmade from Khadi, this is a delight in the summer weather wherever you are.|
|No tourist place is complete without a few known brands that up the fashion quotient.|
|Artisan Soaps moulded like Desserts. How would you avoid biting into them!|
Till next time, CIAO!