Tag: Colmar

Flixbus, Colmar to Basel
Due to planned SNCF strikes on the day we were due to head back to Basel from Colmar meant that we needed alternative transport. A wave of fear passed through me when sitting at home editing a few blog posts watching the news pop up and seeing that the...
Coq au Riesling
You didn’t think that it would be just the one recipe, did you? After the success of the ham and goats cheese salad starter it seemed rude not to have a go at a main course. Once again my mind ticked over with thoughts of what could I make...
Something that i’ve always wanted to do is cook abroad. I love restaurants and street food but to pass up the cracking selection of ingredients in the markets around Europe is just crazy. While in Colmar we were staying at the Appart’hôtel Odalys La Rose d’Argent which houses a...
Le Marche Couvert, Colmar
Colmar does feel like a market town. As we strolled through the town’s enchanting web of cobbled streets, we came across a rather unique market containing livestock and products that the majority of that livestock were destined to end up as. If the cute bunnies and quacking ducks are...
L'Atelier 116, Strasbourg
Cake for breakfast? Well, we are on holiday. Many a Brit would opt for beer abroad but not us, we fancied something a little sweeter to kick off our day in Strasbourg. We arrived in the city around mid-morning and found ourselves, after a tram ride, in the middle...
Colmar to Strasbourg train
We arrived at quite possibly the worst and luckiest time in French rail history. Planned strikes by disgruntled staff at the SNCF, France’s premier rail company, had brought the whole rail network to a standstill in the weeks before and after our trip. Here’s where the luck comes in...
Appart'hôtel Odalys La Rose d'Argent, Colmar
Avenue d’Alsace, angle 1 rue Grillenbreit, 68000 Colmar, France While in Colmar, we decided to stay somewhere that we rarely choose to - an apart hotel. The advantage of an apart hotel is that you not only get a standard room with all the usual bits and pieces but...
The little tourist train of Colmar
City tours can be expensive, especially guided tours. If you have trouble walking or generally can’t be bothered then there is a superb alternative that still allows you to view the town of Colmar in all its glory. The Little Tourist Train of Colmar is, in fact, two trains....
Maison des Têtes, Colmar
  At one of the most famous buildings in Colmar sits an equally famous restaurant. The Maison des Tetes restaurant came to light back in the late 80’s when bon viveur Keith Floyd strode into the kitchen. On that occasion Floyd succeeded in welding a traditional liver dumpling recipe to...