Colmar, France in Color Palettes. I’m sharing my day trip to the Colmar Easter Market with you in the form of color palettes created from the photos I took of this beautiful French town.
Colmar, France in Color Palettes
On Easter Sunday, my kids and I took a day trip to the Easter Market in Colmar, France. I’ve done a few travel posts here on the blog and I have a ton more I need to catch up on posting.
While travel is a significant form of inspiration for my artwork and lettering, I think sharing my travels in the form of color palettes will be a creative way to share my photos with you. I hope you find this beautiful French town as inspiring as I did!
Many people believe that this Alsace region town inspired the French village in the animated version of Beauty and the Beast.
Getting to Colmar
Since we currently live in Germany, we took a day trip to Colmar via a local bus tour. It was about a three-hour bus ride each way. Parking in Europe stresses me out, so I love traveling by bus or train.
When we first arrived in Colmar, we headed straight to the Tourist Office of Colmar to grab maps, brochures, and use the free restrooms. If you been to Europe, you know that free bathrooms can be hard to come by. ?
I think this video is fabulously done and will help you get a feel for what it was like to walk around the town in person.
Since it was raining when we arrived and the Marche Couvert (Covered Market) closed earlier than the Easter Market, we headed straight to it. I didn’t take any photos inside of the market because we were too busy stuffing our faces with fresh, hot breztels (soft pretzels). It’s a great place to stop for fresh produce, a snack, and a coffee!
On the way to the Marche Couvert, we went through a section of town called Little Venice. It is downright dreamy. It was a popular photo-taking spot, and I had to wait for a turn to capture this photo.
To the left of the bridge over the river is this adorably picturesque corner. You can find it at the intersection of Rue Turenne and Rue De Les Poissonerie.
As you continue to walk down Rue De Les Poissonerie, you arrive at this stunning view of colorful row houses. On the Little City Train Tour we took, they told us every home has to be painted a different color than the one next to it to maintain the colorful view. ?
About where the bright yellow house is, you turn left onto Rue Des Écoles. The Marche Couvert (covered market) is situated right at the corner.
Right around the corner is Hotel Le Maréchal. The friend that was with us stayed there last time they had visited Colmar and loved it! So if you stay overnight in Colmar, France, be sure to consider this hotel. It is right in front of Schwendi Fountain (the photo after the one below).
Though I couldn’t find anything official to confirm this, rumor has it this is the fountain that inspired the scene where Belle is dancing, singing, and reading her book in the animated version of Beauty and the Beast. The rumor alone was enough for me to geek out over seeing it in person.
Since we were there for a special event, the town was filled with little wood huts where you can purchase trinkets, food, drinks, and more. I love visiting towns during these kinds of events, especially with kids.
One of our favorite treats of the days we these fantastic fresh squeezed juice blends. We haven’t had such yummy fresh juices since we were in Barcelona at this time last year.
Many of the houses were decorated in celebration of Spring and Easter.
Snippets of Colmar, France
These are a few more photos I snapped as we walked around town.
I want to live in this pink house!
There’s something about a bike with a basket near a window flower box that brings me joy.
One of my favorite things to do when we are touristing is to snap pics of lettering and typography that inspire me. This storefront was my favorite of the day.
I hope you enjoyed this little virtual trip through Colmar, France in Color Palettes with us!
As I mentioned, I have nearly two years worth of traveling photos to catch up on for posts like this! If you enjoyed this post, you might also like my post on our day trip to Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany.