Housed in one of Colmar’s most quintessential buildings, hotel Le Maréchal offers guests a luxurious stay in the heart of the Alsace wine route. “Dating back to the 16th century, the house is full of character and charm,” enthuses Alexandre Bomo, whose family has run Le Maréchal for almost half a century.
TEXT: ANNA VILLELEGER | PHOTOS © LE MARÉCHAL
All of the romantic rooms and suites have been individually decorated and boost their own unique beauty. While the decor is in keeping with the building’s authentic charm, guests can enjoy all the latest modern comforts and technology to ensure a luxury experience.
Start the day with a delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant A l’Échevin, with its beautiful terrace overlooking the canal. If you can’t drag yourself away from the comfort of your bed, however, then fear not – room service is on hand.
Open seven days a week, A l’Échevin is one of Colmar’s most desirable lunch and dinner spots, with chef Thierry Chefdeville serving innovative gourmet cuisine inspired by French classics and local specialties. The finest ingredients are sourced locally, according to what’s in season.
There are countless activities to be enjoyed in the areas surrounding the Le Maréchal. “Our guests come to enjoy nature, the countryside, good food and wine,” smiles Alexandre. The hotel offers packages including a gourmet stay with a gastronomic dinner and an ‘oenotourismus’ stay, which also includes a wine cellar visit.
The coming months will be particularly popular as guests flock to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the new wine season. “With the harvest period and the changing of the colours in the vineyards, autumn is a perfect time to visit,”points out Alexandre. But there is something for every time of the year in Alsace, and in December, it will be the region’s magical Christmas markets that attract city-breakers to Colmar.
With its enviable location in the heart of Colmar old town, Le Maréchal is also a popular location for special occasions and seminars. A range of cultural activities can be arranged to ensure your event is unforgettable. Keen to make the most of the region’s famous wine tourism in a more unusual way? “We can even arrange Segway rides through the vineyards for you,” concludes Bomo.