Colmar, the small French city where Miyakazi Hayao got inspiration for one of his greatest work Hawl's moving castle from! I personally love Studio Ghibli's animation, especially Hawl's moving castle, also I love French region Alzas for its history and food so this was the perfect destination for me. If you are a big fan of Hawl too, check out Colmar! You will picture Hawl and Sophie walking in the air together at the start of the movie, it's that similar and absolutely stunning!
Colmar, France: The beautiful flower town
Colmar is a small town in Alsace in northeastern France. It is located in the plains, is the Alsace wine center, and is the main producing area of French dry white wine.
The town still retains the 16th century architectural style - wood reinforced houses. This multi-faceted roof made of wood is uniquely designed and full of rich Alsace style.
It can be said that Colmar is the epitome of Alsace. It has a splendid history and the city is full of culture. And those ancient architectural heritages, after years of baptism, are more and more beautiful.
Colorful houses, blooming streets, and flowing canals have attracted countless visitors.
"Hal's Moving Castle" - the unpopular and beautiful town of Colmar
Many people come to Europe for the first time, may not choose to come to Colmar, a relatively unpopular town. I remember watching the animation of Hayao Miyazaki at the time: Howl's moving castle. I planted grass in a house like a fairy tale inside! Later, I heard that the French country town Colmar was the source of the prototype inspiration in his animation, so this time I specially included this list on the itinerary. From the train station to the old town of Colmar, you can take the bus or take a taxi, if the number More than three people will be more cost-effective, the price is about 7-10 euros.
The town of Colmar is located in the northeast of France, which is close to Switzerland and Germany. The architecture of the house is more German-oriented. So there is also a lovely nickname here: German and French mixed blood.
There is a more beautiful place in this poetic place, which is called "Little Venice" by romance. It is because the estuary of the Rhine River has slowly passed through the town of Colmar. The narrow canal is like a green gem. On both sides of the river is a row of neat and elegant huts. The bridge on the river is lying still and the flowers are surrounded. . The embellishment of the flowers here is really played out. The postcards of the town are mostly photographed at this location. It is really an insatiable.
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In fact, before the Chinese restaurant was broadcast, Colmar was very famous in France and won the title of the most beautiful town in France. And because this is the prototype of Hayao Miyazaki's cartoon "Hal's Moving Castle", it attracts tourists from all over the world.
The town can take a small train tour, mainly to see the "small canal", "church", "under the Bodhi tree library" and the characteristic "ribs house". The town is not big, but it takes a day to go shopping.
The town of Colmar is now dominated by tourism, which is full of shops and restaurants. In Colmar in December, the weather is very cold, but the town full of Christmas atmosphere is very lively. Many merchants will have special promotions, and everyone will decorate their own window like a game.
At night, come for a glass of mulled wine and watch the Christmas market under the lights. I really feel happy!
Located in the eastern part of the Alsace region of France, Colmar is the capital of the Upper Rhine (one of the two provinces of the Alsace region), which is the second largest population in the Alsace region after Strasbourg and Mulhouse. The third largest city.
The town of Colmar is a vast pedestrian area made up of many irregularly shaped squares, with the road between the squares interspersed with the church of St. Martin (La Collegiate Saint-Martin)
When I was a child, I watched "Hal's Moving Castle" and was attracted by the picturesque scenery.
Color town is full of exotic flavors. The crowds on the street, the bridges on the riverside. The flag on the window sill of the house, the flowers on the balcony, and the exquisite roof. The ignorant guess may be such a beautiful place in the animation. When I grew up, I happened to know it. In France, there is a small town, the prototype of this animated film scene - the town of Colmar.
Unexpectedly, it is not only beautiful, but also has a distinct personality. It seems that there is still a little quiet. Quiet bloom at the junction of Germany and France, with a free and romantic temperament, exudes a spirit of diligence and low-key.
The building still retains the German style, the thicker trees are used as a scaffold, and the soil and the grass stems and leaves are mixed into a wall, and then the house is painted with fairy-tale-toned color, giving Colmar a dream castle. Filter.
Korma gave me a surprise. Not only that, every year, Christmas, whether it is a Christmas tree or a small lamp, the ultimate beauty and festive atmosphere in this small town. It is also the main producing area of French white wine, where you can taste the most authentic wines, accompanied by traditional specialties sausages and cured meats. Its really a feast, and people cant help themselves.
The most famous dish in Germany is the German pig elbow. In Germany
Sophie's French travel notes
French summer, the weather is as hot, hot and hot as us, so the appetite is not very good, their eating habit is to eat only salad.
Zhao Wei's food program Chinese restaurant, located in the town of Colmar in the Alsace region of northern France. The old town of Little Venice has a fairytale blue cottage Version Originale 68. Personality, the menu is more personalized and only sells salad cold dishes.
I can only choose goat cheese and tomato salad to remove the goat's milk cheese, because the greasy taste can not be accepted. Then salmon Caesar salad, smoked salmon is more than lettuce. The focus is on the foie gras that I usually don't eat at all. Here is a big piece of foie gras. The price is 16 euros (RMB 108). I dig a bite of taste and mix it with the taste of the boss. Like our garlic sauce, I hate it. The liver smell is very clean, and the slippery entrance is instant. Even if you know that the cholesterol is high, you can put it in your mouth. Finally, you will get a white wine of the best white wine of Alsace, and you will put the fat of the foie gras. Greasy, very good!
The owner of this shop is also a very personal owner, just sit down and order directly tell me that there is no hot rice noodles, and I dont understand why we sit down and only I dont chat with my mobile phone. When I pay the bill, I complain again that we are not good at playing with the mobile phone. But when we leave, we give a hug. The French are really warm and interesting.
Sophie's French travel notes
Korma, is the location of the restaurant in the recent variety show. In June, many stars have come, so the locals are now Chinese, thank you and thank you. Said to be particularly slippery.
Although the restaurant has already responded to the original appearance, the door has no sign in the restaurant, the boss has changed back to the French, but the meal is still difficult to find.
This small town of Colmar is small in size and features the old town. It is 15 minutes walk from the train station. Its enough to take a short walk in the town for a long time. You can take a boat trip to Little Venice, browse the nearby specialty market, eat a dish with French and German specialties, and take a photo in the background of flowers and colorful cottages. The way to open Colmar.