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Little Venice

Quai de la Poissonnerie, Colmar, France
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Ranked #2 of 21 Attractions in Colmar
Type: Neighborhoods
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Old town Colmar is a fine little town for shopping and eating. It is beautiful but very small. We should have eaten dinner at one of the restaurants on the canal but it was pretty busy. Glad there were other things to see and do in Colmar.

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Bangor, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

After visiting the real Venice and Strasbourg (which also has a lot of canals and waterways), the Colmar Petite Venise was definitely a come-down. It's one section of the old town part of Colmar, and the waterways are narrow, shallow, not very extensive, and not particularly interesting. Some cute old buildings, and lots of flowers, so it's pretty and "quaint,"... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Little Venice is tiny and only a short walk from the old town, or see it from the tourist train. The view from the bridges of the canal and the multi-coloured houses with their baskets in full bloom is Europe at its beautiful best. Worth taking a short break in one of the bars adjacent to the canal to just... More

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Carlisle
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12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Worth doing to see a different view of Colmar. The boats are traditional for the waterway but larger than the original ones used to transport vegetables. So the can is wide enough for the traffic. It passes some lovely homes. The guides speak several languages.

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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This part of old Colmar is what you see in every brochure and advertisement for the area. Quaint multi-colored old world homes lining a picturesque canal bursting with flowers that will have you taking photos like crazy. It's actually a very small area, as others have pointed out, but not to be missed. Grab a city map from your hotel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The place is very beautiful, but the name can be misleading. Rather than Petit Venice, I would call it 2-bloc Venice, which is really the size of it. Don't miss the Market. Really nice, clean and spacious. We had quiche and tarts that were just delicious plus the fruits and vegetables are beautiful to see.

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Highlands, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Go early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the crowds and get good photographic lighting.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It has its character but not so excited with the location and the view. Not compared at all with the real thing.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

this town is beautiful. reminds me of bruges belgium with the canal and old style cottage buildings. lots of families and doggies walking around. felt like you were in a fairy tail.

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Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Little Venice is so beautiful. It is well kept and clean it is lovely. Be sure to walk along Little Venice and then have a coffee and/or a snack at sunset.

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