Colmar, France Part 1 - Wandering around town
After our time in Switzerland it was off to France. Colmar to be exact. I had looked for some places between Luzern and Luxembourg (our next stop) and everyone said Colmar was a super cute, small French town, close to the border with Germany and we had never been so why not? We got in around lunchtime so we dropped our bags off and headed to Le Stam for lunch. Raymond had a spatzel which he said was delicious
And I had the veggie soup and salad....which the soup was WAY too salty and the salad was not that good either. Definitely not a place to go back to if you are vegan...Really France is the only place we have traveled where it is more difficult as a vegan. Normally I can find somewhere to eat and the food is good, but France you have to really search to find someplace (I had looked up places before we went, but only found 3 places in the city...)
Then we wandered around town.
Now everyone said Colmar is super cute, super pretty town, which...You had some nice spots, some moments where you walked by somewhere and it was really nice, but overall I was left with the impression that everything needed a new coat of paint. That everything was a bit run down and needed some upkeep. So it was just meh. I think my photos make it look much nicer than it was...
You can follow the arrows to Museum Batholdi, the guy who made the statue of liberty
For dinner we tried a moroccan place, Le Touerag, which was delicious! They have a separate vegan menu! We had Tagine vegane
And 5 veggie couscous. So good! Much better than lunch!
And they even had a Moroccan crepe for dessert! It was a lot of food, but the crepe is very small and not super filling so it worked.
Walking by St Martins after dinner and saw they project rotating lights onto the door
It was like the festival of lights here. We just headed back to our room after this, which was an apartment close to St Martins and the center of town. Now the other issue with Colmar? The clock tower rings out every hour 24 hours a day! So every hour you could get woken up by the clock! Not a fan of that.
Day two we walked the walking tour we found online.
Former customs house
Corner of the covered market house
Little Venice - the bridge where we took this photo was super busy in the afternoon
Bartholdi statue of Adolphe Hirn
Monument to Bartholdi
Court of Appeals
Bruat fountain - another Bartholdi
Monument to General Rapp - Bartholdi's first public monument
Bartholdi museum courtyard
After wandering we got some lunch at 100% Le Bar a Jus - soup, milkshake (chocolate), and two wraps to share - one falafel and one aubergine. Everything was good, but the milkshakes were so so good. We tried to make it back the next day before our train for a milkshake, but unfortunately they were not open.
Dinner at Saveurs de l'Inde - I think this was aloo palak, but not that much spinach
Came with rice and chapati - this was actually really tasty. I love Indian food!
After dinner we went to the museums since it was free night at the museum! But that is for the next post.