|From Strasbourg with love|
After having a breakfast in my room on Maison Martin Jund, I made my way to Gare de Colmar.
I felt like a good stroll so I made my way to the Old Town by foot.
|Check out the colourful road|
Standing next to the grand cathedral is an equally amazing Maison Kammerzell. It was one of the most well preserved medieval building, built in the 15th century. It now houses a restaurant.
I didn't dine here but not far behind the cathedral. I decided to give myself a treat and hunt down La Table du Gayot recommended by Paul. It was an early lunch so there were plenty of seats.
I skipped entree and got myself magret de canard aux fruits de saison, €19 (duck breast with seasonal fruits) for main. I was asked if I want the ducks to be cooked through or pink. I went with the latter, it was sensational.
After having a very, very, very good mains I was tempted for a dessert to finish. The friendly waiter highly recommended profiteroles au chocolat (€7). I was a bit apprehensive as I was told that the profiteroles were big. My glutton brain decided that my tummy space would be enough even though I just polished off everything on my plate. Well, they were big and there was a scoop of vanilla ice-cream in the middle of each profiteroles and drizzled with chocolate sauce. I finished all of them.
There is a Petite Venise in Colmar and there is a Petite France in Strasbourg.
Petite France is criss-crossed by narrow lanes, canals and locks and is where artisans traded in the Middle Ages. I get why the one in Colmar was known as Petite Venise but am a little confused as to why this area is known as Petite France though.
Strasbourg was my last stop in France before I took a train out to Luzern the next morning.
|Apparently this is a symbol of welcome and renewal as well as to ward of evil spirits|
Side note: Ha! We shall see if my French will have any improvement the next round I visit France again :P