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Little Venice

Address: Quai de la Poissonnerie, Colmar, France
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Colmar
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Sydney, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
54 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very little. Not Venice. Still, the Old town has a very nice atmosphere, without this pompous label.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Old town in Colmar is beautiful to walk around, full of flowers, many cafés and restaurants, and the canals are lovely to stroll. The entirety of Olde Town is small enough to walk easily and the ambiance of Colmar is so lovely that just walking through the streets makes you smile. We had a delicious dinner on one of the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I know a lot of reviewers say how underwhelmed they are with Petite Venice... but if you see the city for itself, rather than compare it to other places, you will see the uniqueness and quaintness of this section. The canal is cool and the streets surrounding it are full of good restaurants and shops. Explore each path and you... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Colmar is with its little venice so charming. The houses in the Alsace region is adding to this atmosphere. Summer, Fall, Winter (perhaps spring too, but haven't been there) any time you fall in love

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It's wonderful in the evening. defiantly worth visit if you are around. lots of restaurants around the easy to walk

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were visiting Strasbourg for Christmas Markets and did this as a day trip out. Little Venice is charming, but essentially the same as Petite France in Strasbourg, just a few more canals. The markets and decor are not nearly as extensive as in Strasbourg, and consequently, basic tourist needs (like directional signs and easy to find restrooms) are not... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Having been to Venice, and Bruge "Venice of the North" it has few similarities apart from water! However, the store fronts are beautiful, and the streets are lovely to walk around.

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Our family of 7, including 3 children, thoroughly enjoyed the entire day visiting the many markets on Colmar. From riding the 'horses,' merry-go-round, ferris wheel, and watching the ice skaters, to eating and drinking at the various shops, the day was quite enjoyable. We stayed at the Brisol, which is a bit of a walk, because all the other hotels... More 

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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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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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