If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that Jeff and I were in Colmar, France last week. Even though we were thinking about going to Colmar, we weren’t sure when Jeff would have time. Luckily for us, Jeff’s team won the last game of the semi-final series last Sunday and he had a few extra days off. We deiced to make the three hour drive with the free time and it was so worth it.
Colmar is a beautiful little city in the Alsace region of France, not too far from the German border. The region and city have been passed back and fourth from French to German rule throughout the centuries. As a result, the town has a German influence which you can see in the architecture and food. Some of the business names contained French and German words as well which I was entertained by throughout the trip. What can I say, I’m easily amused.
My favorite part of the city was La Petite Venise (the little Venice) which was an area of the city with a canal running through (all the above photos are from there). The combination of the adorable half-timbered houses and the canal was so charming I almost couldn’t handle it. Jeff and I took a little boat ride through the canal and it was so peaceful and scenic. If you’re ever visiting I highly recommend it!
The main part of the old town was also super charming (surprise). The curvy walking roads and plazas were lined with people sitting outside at cafes and hopping in and out of little boutiques. We were lucky we visited on a sunny day – the weather could not have been more perfect. Jeff and I stopped by one of the cafes and had a glass of local white wine and Tarte Flambée (in German it’s Flammkuchen – I don’t even know if there’s an English word for this, but the literal translation is “Flame Cake”). It was such a simple thing, but the experience just felt so relaxed and… French. The wine was delicious everywhere we went – I’ll talk a little bit more about it on Wednesday, but the region is known for their whites. I was obviously doing a bit of sampling when I could ;).
I kept my outfit for the trip pretty simple in monochrome. Something about all black and shades of grey make me think of a sleek French person, hah! The champion of the trip though was these booties which were so comfortable for walking around. The footbed is padded which kept my feet comfy on the cobblestone – I seriously wore them all weekend with no issues. They’re on sale now so if you’re on the hunt for some comfy Spring booties – get them before they’re gone!
I’ll be sharing the second day of our trip on Wednesday (as well as the Fashion Frenzy linkup!) so don’t forget to swing by!
Have you ever been to the Alsace region of France? Does it make your bucket list? Tell me in the comments below!
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