Marche Couvert (Covered Market), Colmar (must see)
The Covered Market was built in the 19th century by architect Louis-Michel Boltz. It is situated on the banks of the Lauch River that flows through Colmar. The waters of the river border the marketplace as a moat borders a castle. Market gardeners unloaded produce from their flat-bottomed boats directly at the river portals.
The Covered Market is made of brick and cut stone. The framework is metal, and it has cast-iron columns. On the southwest side stays the statue of The Little Wine Grower, sculpted by Auguste Bartholdi in 1869. The many market stalls inside the building create a lively ambiance.
Need a quick lunch? The Covered Market is home to several small restaurants, cafes, and bistros. L'Enfarine patisserie has baked goods; Saint-Nicolas Cheese Factory offers cheeses; Schmidt Farm sells foie gras; Lemon and Basil have snacks; and Cooked Raw (Cuit Lu Cru) serves a plant-based cuisine.
Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Colmar. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
Marche Couvert (Covered Market) on Map
Walking Tours in Colmar, France
Many of Bartholdi's statues are found in fountains that occupy spaces in city squares or on significant street corners. Some of... view more
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles
In 1871 it was annexed by the German Empire as a result of the Franco-Prussian... view more
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 Km or 0.9 Miles