Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Our first night after leaving the ferry was spent in Colmar at Campanile Colmar Hotel.  The rooms were comfortable but a bit drab.  We were running very late evening due to the ferry and a detour and the staff stayed behind to prepare our dinner for our 9pm arrival.  The meal was delicious and the staff friendly.  Breakfast was lovely as well and, most importantly, fresh croissants!

A duplicate and smaller statue of liberty was located near the hotel. 

On the return trip through France we drove through the lovely Alsace region.  Flowers and flower boxes in windows were prominent in the villages we drove through.  Even the shabby houses looked pleasant with the presence of many flowers to brighten them up.  We noticed an abundance of boulangeries and patisseries and wondered why there was a lack of waddling French people with such heavenly treats so easily accessible. 

We stayed at a different hotel on this trip - Ibis Metz Woippy.  The rooms were not fabulous but acceptable.  Drinks were quite expensive - €6 for a beer - but meals were good.  Our dinner had a starter of salad, pate and rolls which were delicious.  Main course was an acceptable chicken and chips. Dessert was ice cream with rhubarb and other fruits which was tasty.

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