Tag Archives: Colmar

La responsabilité est le prix de la liberté

The other day, I wrote about various Ladies of Liberty found in Paris. Once you’re done with all the copies in Paris, you can still spot others in France. Appropriately enough, there’s a huge replica that stands almost 40 feet … Continue reading

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Battre le fer pendant qu’il est chaud

The Bartholdi Museum in Colmar, France celebrates the life of a larger-than life sculptor Auguste Bartholdi. He is probably most famous for Statue of Liberty in the New York Harbor, but most squares and parks in Colmar seem to feature … Continue reading

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Il faut qu’une porte soit ouverte ou fermée

The Musée d’Unterlinden is the cultural highlight of Colmar. It’s housed in a former convent that dates back to the 13th century. Like all religious buildings in France, it was closed at the time of the Revolution. In 1849 it … Continue reading

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Un tiens vaut mieux que deux tu l’auras

I’m a creature of habit. I admit it. When I find a restaurant I really like, I’m more likely to return than to try new places that may disappoint. Last night, I went to Le Frichti’s, on the quai de … Continue reading

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À quelque chose malheur est bon

Today’s outing was to the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg, near Sélestat in Alsace. It’s a perfect example of the tug-of-war that has gone on over this region for centuries. Its foundations date to the 9th century, but it really got going … Continue reading

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Ardoise vierge

It’s my second day in Colmar and I’ve walked miles and seen centuries worth of art and architecture. I think my favorite of the day was also the first – La Vierge au buisson de roses (lah vee-erj o bweesoh … Continue reading

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