Thursday, 5 May 2011

Colmar, France

Another official... This one is quite possibly one of my favourite official postcrossing cards I've received so far this year. The houses look so pretty and colourful, and the card has a matching stamp!


Colmar is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in north-eastern France. It is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the "Capital of Alsatian Wine" (capitale des vins d'Alsace). In 2006, the city of Colmar had a population of 65,713 and the metropolitan area of Colmar had a population of 120,367. Colmar is the center of the arrondissement of Colmar, which has 144,700 inhabitants in 2006.

Colmar is the home town of the painter and engraver Martin Schongauer and the sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi, who designed the Statue of Liberty. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums, among which the Unterlinden Museum.

Like I said, this card came with a matching stamp, issued in 2010. The other two stamps are from a set of 14 definitives issued in 2008, with the theme 'Marianne and Europe'.

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