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Little Venice

Quai de la Poissonnerie, Colmar, France
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Colmar
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks
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Miami, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The scale and character are incredible. In this trip we concentrated on cities with canals in mid Europe. It is impossible not to try to compare between Colmar, Strastburg, Amsterdam and Brugge. They all have different charms. But the small intimate scale of this area of Colmar, while not like the real Venice, it is quite beautiful and special.

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Sydney, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I know there are lot's of Chocolate Box towns in Europe and of course other parts of the world but I fell in love with Colmar, unfortunately I was only there for 5 hours but did get to explore "Little Venice" and "the Old Town" quite well. If I had a complaint it would be that it was a freezing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Little Venice was one if my favorite parts of Colmar. Great to walk through. The beautiful buildings lining the canal are something out of a fairy tale

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is a must see on any visit to Colmar. And, travelers should try to plan a dinner at one of the canal-side restaurants. Beautiful old structures draped in flowers and the canal flowing through make this area of Colmar a fairy tale experience.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is the place to be in Colmar. We wanted to do the boat ride but it was closed, so we had to settle with the nice views from the bridges. Fairly small area , couple of blocks big.

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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182 reviews 182 reviews
126 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Little Venice is a location in the old Town of “Colmar”, with some imagination it is a bit similar to Venice. It exist in a “Concrete channel” in between the Old houses in the “Elzasser Style”, not to compare with the Real Venice, but it is nice to see and is an attraction on his own. They also let see... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Some wonderful timber buildings sit beside the water, a mixture of restaurants, apartments & shops. Some great photo opportunities, but don't plan for a long stay, it's picturesque, however not that big.....

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Strasbourg, Alsace, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The place is really beautiful, but overpriced. The old nice buildings, the small brooks - not rivers - and a lot of tourists make the puzzle. The quantity of the water and the tiny boats do not justify the name of Little Venice. Especially if you have already visited Strasbourg...

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Steinbach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Cobblestone pedestrian sidewalks, beautiful sights, old timbered buildings, shops, restaurants, flowered window boxes.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The whole area is very cute and picturesque, though don't expect to spend ages here. Tiny Venice works too :)

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