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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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Carlisle
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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Tamworth
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I thought Little Venice was a very attractive part of Colmar. It's not trying to be like Italy's Venice; it is it's own place with it's own history. Nice shops and bars around the area, and short boat trips along the canal and under low bridges. Take your camera and capture the essence of the place!

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Laval, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Loved the scenery with the canal. It is a must to visit, bring your camera. It is next to the old town.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Right in the center, closed to the Koifhus (old customs building) you can't miss it. But it is half a block with couple of restaurants. Don't expect more but so lovely

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