How do I find a campsite near Colmar?
Capital of, and home to Alsatian wines, Colmar has preserved its rich architectural heritage and picturesque character. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in Colmar?
Located in Alsace, in the east of France, Colmar has about 67,000 inhabitants and offers an extraordinary historical and architectural heritage. Close to Germany and Switzerland, it has a rural charm that makes it very attractive and pleasant to live in.
Its historic center, very carefully restored, is crossed by an important pedestrian zone, and you will discover sites and monuments that bear witness to a history stretching from the Middle Ages to the 20th century: the 17th century Maison des Têtes, with the 111 heads decorating its façade; the Maison Pfister, a bourgeois Renaissance building; the Dominican church and its Virgin with rose bushes, in Gothic style; the Collegiate Church of Saint Martin, also Gothic, with its pure simplicity; the Musée d'Unterlinden, renowned beyond the borders for its collection of Rhineland sculptures and its Issenheim altarpiece; the Bartholdi Museum, housed in his birthplace, with its statues, drawings and paintings; the Koïfhus, the former customs house, which is also the oldest building in the city; the Palace of the Sovereign Council, with its neoclassical façade dating from 1771; the Former Hospital, which now houses the media library; the Quai de la Poissonnerie, whose surrounding district is now called Little Venice. During your walks, you will also notice the statues of Bartholdi scattered throughout the city, the superb signs, the roofs and their original colours.
When to go to Colmar?
Colmar, like Strasbourg or Mulhouse, is a city in the Alsace region of France and is characterized by a semi-continental climate that results in a harsh and humid winter and a fairly hot and rainy summer. The weather in Colmar is rather favourable in that period as the sun is shining despite the few days of precipitation during the months of June, July and August!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!