Since I've decided to shorten the time spent in eastern part of France, I had to choose between several places which one to focus on - from Nancy, Colmar, Mulhouse, Besancon, etc. Upon reading a bit, I felt that Colmar was the most differentiated from what we have visited thus far and that it made the most sense.
Drive from Semur-en-Auxois to Colmar is over 4 hours and I've decided to do it first thing in the morning without much stopping. Luckily the kiddos were tired and slept most of it so when we rolled into Colmar, they were ready for a walk and sightseeing.
Colmar is in Alsace region of France, it is known as 'little Venice' and it is a mix of German and French architecture.
Old town is really well preserved and there are so many wonderful details - it is almost too much to take it all in couple of hours. What is lovely is spending time with kids going over what we saw, what they notice and tying it all together. They realized that carvings they saw on stone posts and windows were what they attempted to do in Guedelon (previous post).
Before reaching Germany, I've decided to visit an interesting castle along the route - Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg situated on a rock overlooking the region.