Valid For 2016

Colmar is 40 miles south of Strasbourg and is the capital of the Alsace wine region, it is also fameous fot being the driest town in France being directly to the East of the Vosges mountains.

Beautifully preserved gothic and early renaissance architecture with cobbled streets and half timbered houses with added character provided by its "little Venice".

Since June 2007 journey times to Colmar have been slashed to just 2hours 45 minutes from Paris. (Paris Eurostar terminal 10 minutes walk from Paris Est station for departures to Colmar.) French Travel Service offers rail and hotel holidays to Colmar, a lovely old town at the heart of the Alsace wine region.

Travel is by Eurostar to Paris and a short walk between stations, TGV to Strasbourg and onward local train (30 mins) but from 3rd April 2016 there will be 3 services a day between Lille and Strasbourg. From 3rd July 2016 the journey time between Paris and starsbourg will be 1 hour 46 minutes, a 30 minute saving.

Excursions from Colmar

Ribeauvillé - Kaysersberg

Morning: Stopover at Kaysersberg, birthplace of Dr. Albert Schweitzer (Nobel Peace Prize in 1952) before driving through more picturesque villages along the Wine Route, with  a stop at Ribeauvillé, charming 13th century town with many Renaissance fountains.

Haut-Koenigsbourg, Riquewihr - Wine tasting

Afternoon: Visit of the famed Castle of Haut Koenigsbourg before conyinuing along the Wine Route to Riquewhir, the "pearl of the vineyard" listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. To end the trip, a Grands Crus wine tasting in a typical cellar in the heart of the village.

Departures every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from April to December 2012.

Morning Excursion departs Colmar at 09.15 and returns at 12.15. Cost £43

Afternoon Excursion departs Colmar 13.45 and returns at 18.30. Cost: £56

All Day Excursion departs Colmar at 0915 and returns at 18.30. Cost: £95

Grand Hotel Bristol

handily situated opposite Colmar's picturesque station and just a short walk from the old town.

This hotel offers everything a discerning traveller could want. There is a lounge, bar, brasserie and truly gastronomic restaurant which has been awarded one Michelin star. Free use of the gymn and sauna. Rooms are all ensuite with hairdryer, TV, telephone and minibar. Standard rooms are at the front overlooking the station. Free Wi-Fi. American buffet breakfast.

 

Grand Hotel Bristol Prices
Dates 1 Nov 15 -31 Mar 16
1 Nov - 31 Dec 16
1 Jul - 31 Aug 16 1 Apr - 30 Jun
1 Sep-31 Oct 16
No. of Nights 3 4 5 Ex Nt Sgl Nt 3 4 5 Ex Nt Sng Nt 3 4 5 Ex Nt Sng Nt
Price (£) 311 359 407 48 42 347 403 459 56 49 360 417 474 57 51
Terms Prices per person in £GBP and include Eurostar and TGV. Hotel Supplements may also apply and will be advised on booking. Check 1st class and peak travel supplements here.

Residence La Petite Venise

The residence (opened in December 2015) is located at the heart of Colmar, just a short walk of the station (8 mins.) and has been built in a contemporary style and is close to all the local services, shops and restaurants. The local covered market is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8 am.

The apartments feature contemporary interior design inspired by Alsace traditions, most of which have south-facing balconies or terraces. These flats are spread among four stone and slate clad buildings and enjoy plenty of light. The breakfast room with a terrace, reception lounge, indoor pool with its paddling pool, as well as the garden with its children's play area.

Accommodation comprises

Standard Studio - 2 people 19 m² to 27 m² - 1 living room, 1 kitchenette, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. - Kitchenette opens out onto the living room. - 1 double bed. - 1 shower with 1 toilet. - Majority of properties: balcony or terrace.

Standard Apartment - 1 bedroom for 4 people 29 m² to 40 m²1 living room, 1 bedroom, 1 kitchenette, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. - Kitchenette opens out onto the living room. - 1 convertible sofa bed(sleeps 2) - 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. - 1 shower with 1 toilet. - Majority of properties: balcony or terrace.

Standard Apartment - 1 bedroom for 4 people - Duplex from 32 m² to 45 m² 1 living room, 1 bedroom, 1 kitchenette, 1 bathroom and toilet. - Kitchenette opens out onto the living room. - 1 convertible sofa bed (sleeps 2). - 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. - 1 shower with 1 toilet. - Upstairs bedroom - Balcony or terrace.

Standard Apartment - 2 bedrooms for 5 people - Duplex 48 m² - 1 living room, 2 bedrooms, 1 kitchenette, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. - Kitchenette opens out onto the living room. - 1 convertible sofa bed (sleeps 1). - 1 bedroom with 1 double bed, 1 bedroom with 2 single beds. - 1 bath with 1 toilet, 1 shower and 1 separate toilet. - Upstairs bedroom - Balcony or terrace.

 

All are equipped with vacuum cleaner, bath or shower, balcony or terrace, kettle, coffee machine, kitchenette, duvet, fully equipped kitchen, traditional oven or microwave, toaster, extractor fan, dishwasher, numerous storage spaces, fridge, hair dryer, towel dryer, television with national and international channels .

SERVICES included cleaning kit, bed linen, bathroom linen and housekeeping on departure.

Prices are per person based on 2 people occupying a standard studio and self catering for 7 nights arriving on a Saturday, longer stays and other appartment prices on request. Seasonal price variations may apply.

Residence La Petite Venise Prices
Dates 1 Nov 15 -31 Mar 16
1 Nov - 31 Dec 16
1 Jul - 31 Aug 16 1 Apr - 30 Jun
1 Sep-31 Oct 16
No. of Nights 7 7 7 Ex Nt Sgl Nt 7 7 7 Ex Nt Sng Nt 7 7 7 Ex Nt Sng Nt
Price (£) 364 - - - - 477 - - - - 405 - - - -
Terms Prices per person in £GBP and include Eurostar and TGV. Hotel Supplements may also apply and will be advised on booking. Check 1st class and peak travel supplements here.