Near the Hotel Arc en Ciel
Discover Colmar and the very best of Alsace
From our hotel in Colmar, discover is the wine capital of Alsace and the top sites of Metropolitan France’s most eastern region.
Less than 15 minutes on foot from the hotel, discover Old Colmar with its cobbled streets and timber-framed houses, its Christmas market, the “Petite Venise” and Quartier des Tanneurs districts, the Maison Pfister, the Maison des Têtes, the Musée d’Unterlinden with the famous Isenheim Altarpiece, the Musée Bartholdi, the Schwendi fountain and the Collégiale St Martin. A stay at the Hotel Arc en Ciel means that you’ll be able to enjoy the many, many riches of Colmar and the other places to visit nearby.
Your visit to Colmar isn’t complete without discovering the Alsace Wine Route. Located between the plains and the mountains, this road straddles 120 quaint and charming towns and villages. Timber-framed houses, flower-lined streets, and Romanesque and Gothic churches dot the more than 170 km of the route. Many of these places along the road have are listed among the “Most Beautiful Villages in France” and the “Most Beautiful Detours in France”, such as Riquewihr, Eguisheim, Hunawihr, Ribeauvillé and Kaysersberg (winner of “France’s favourite village” in 2017).
Other must-visit places in the Alsace countryside include the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg near Sélestat, the site of the three Châteaux du Haut-Eguisheim, the Kayersberg Valley, the Route des Crêtes linking Cernay to Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, and the Ballons d’Alsace Regional Natural Park, one of the largest of its kind in France.