Day 449: North to ColmarMay 9, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C
Left Lyon after breakfast and drove northwards for about 4 hours. Our stop today was the final part of the Fortifications of Vauban listing we were going to see - an octagonal fortress town just near the German border. This area is Alsace, a province that's been handed back and forth between France and Germany 5 times in the last 150 years.
The town was interesting though very quiet, and we spent about an hour or so walking along the 18th century walls that still surround the town. It was the last fortress built by Vauban so essentially his most idealised vision.
From here we drove via the supermarket to the town of Colmar and our B&B for the next few days. It's a little granny flat type place on a battleaxe block; very home-made feel to it but quite nice at the same time.
Quite hot so debated jumping in their pool but eventually settled for working instead - joy!Read more