Colmar, France is an easy day trip from Switzerland. This area of France, the Alsace, has gone back and forth from France to Germany, and back to France with every major war. The city was in terrible disrepair after WWII, but then Charles de Gaulle instituted the restoration of Colmar. Today it's one of the most popular destinations in France. This area is known as "Little Venice."
A beautiful town square in Colmar.
The city is beautifully restored. Here is a row of picturesque houses.
Another beautifully restored building in Colmar.
Here is a decorative fountain. Colmar is the home of the Bartholdi Museum. Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi created New York's Statue of Liberty.
Here are some little Colmar residents, sunbathing in front of a shop.
Here's a beautiful building in the old town district of Basel.
Old Town Basel is set at the base of some winding residential streets.
One notable hotel, the Teufelhof, is an oasis of tranquility, located across the street from a famous music school. This shows a fountain in the hotel's front patio. For more information about the hotel, go to: Teufelhof.com.
For more information about visiting Basel, go to: BaselTourisus.ch. Two great places to go in Basel are the Zoo and the Art Museum. To find out more about the zoo, go here: ZooBasel.ch. To learn more about the museum, go here: KunstMuseumBasel.ch/de