Colmar is a
lovely town in the eastern part of France, near the German and Swiss
border. Capital of Alsatian wines, Colmar is also the
birthplace of the sculptor Bartholi who
created the Statue of Liberty in New-York. The old "quartier des Tanneurs" (Tanners district) and the fishmarket dating back to the 17th century
open onto what is known as the "Petite Venise"
(Little Venise). These parts of the
town are perfect illustrations of renovation in the typical Alsatian
The city of Colmar has been working on its own Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) project, called OASICE, including LAN interconnection, PBX interconnection and interactive video.
TRAVELLING TO COLMAR
Regular trains depart from Paris (Gare de l'Est station) to Colmar. Transfer time is about four hours. See http://www.voyages-sncf.com/billet-train
By Plane: from Strasbourg airport (SXB) to Colmar (60 kms/40 miles):
Every 20 min, there is a train to Strasbourg railway station. Regular trains are departing from downtown Strasbourg station to Colmar: transfer time is about 40 minutes.
By Plane: from Bâle-Mulhouse airport (BSL) to Colmar (60 kms/40 miles):
Every 20 min, there is a bus to Saint Louis railway station see http://www.distribus.com/uploads/ligne11.pdf . Regular trains are departing from Saint Louis railway station to Colmar: transfer time is about 40 minutes.
Colmar is connected to the European motorway network and can be easily reached by car from Strasbourg airport (A 35).
HOTEL BOOKING INFORMATION
5 rue des Ancêtres 68008 Colmar
10, rue Saint Eloi 68000 Colmar
Hotel Mercure - Champ de
2, avenue de la Marne 68008 Colmar
Hotel Mercure - Unterlinden
15, rue Golbery 68008 Colmar
or via the Tourism
Office of Colmar