COLMAR

Much like our visits to Dinan, Saint-Malo, and Annecy, the imperial city of Colmar was another medieval horn-o-plenty and a revelation. Despite getting advanced intel on the town, I wasn’t pinning much excitement with our activities today due to the cleared weather and increased temps – it hit the low 20s today – that while it makes for better-looking pictures, it puts a crimp on my comfort level when wandering around. Thankfully, I was frequently distracted by the endless number of medieval structures in the old center to notice the heat, and kept a steady stride and not get overly-excited as I normally did before. This tourist  business can really take a lot of work at times.

Colmar in any case was yet another enviably beautiful French town with plenty of things to offer – so many historic and historical buildings that give it so much character and substance.

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When the lunch hour came, I was determined to go to a place that served local cuisine, but didn’t make a fuss where. Le Fer Rouge was at the right corner at the right time and consequently became our lucky host. The main takeaways – order the well-prepared regional specialty, the tarte flambée or flammkuchen, and check out the street view from their third floor. Lunch was cheap and easy, as it should practically be.

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We left almost immediately after lunch as there was still one item left on our to-do list. Merci, Colmar, you’ve left a big impression that’ll be hard to fill.

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