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Information and tips for Erasmus students in Colmar

Erasmus in Colmar

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Colmar

Private rooms Colmar 22 695/month
Apartments Colmar 1 460/month

Thinking of undergoing your Erasmus in Colmar? This French city is one of the most beautiful in the Alsace region. Colmar is very close to the border with Germany, it is very quiet and cosy, and it looks like a place out of a fairy tale, in fact, the town in the story of Beauty and the Beast is inspired by this city. Read on to find out everything you need to know to make the most of your Erasmus experience in Colmar.

Cost of living in Colmar, France

The cost of living in Colmar is medium-high, but it will always depend on your lifestyle. Rental prices vary according to location and characteristics, for example, the monthly price of a studio apartment starts at €350. But if you are more interested in renting a spare room and sharing a flat with other students, you can find one for €300 per month.

You can save a lot of money on public transport, as in a small city, you can walk everywhere.

Student life, Erasmus parties and leisure in Colmar

Colmar is a quiet city, very calm and full of nature. Partying and nightlife are not something that characterizes the city, but students organize parties in bars to get to know each other and sometimes go out. In April, there is a wine fair, with well-known DJs and concerts.

Although Colmar is a small city, there are many fun things to do. You have to take a gondola ride in Little Venice, known by this name for the number of canals. The city of Colmar is well known for its decorations, lights and markets during the Christmas season. Many people travel to visit the city for its beauty, just like when spring arrives, and it is full of flowers. It is always an excellent plan to walk through the city centre, you will feel like you are in a fairy tale thanks to its colourful houses and cobbled streets.

Culture and gastronomy in Colmar

The gastronomy of the Alsace area is characterized by a mix of French and German food. One of the most famous dishes is “sauerkraut”, finely chopped cabbage fermented in brine, which is normally used to accompany cold meats or sausages. Another characteristic food of this city is the “Tarta Flambeada”, thin pizza dough with a layer of cream to which they add onion and bacon, we recommend you try it in the Petite Venise neighbourhood. If you like sweets, you have to try the “mannele”, a brioche in the shape of a doll. Sometimes chocolate chips or raisins are added, and it is typical during the Christmas season.

As a cultural visit, we recommend you go to the Unterlinden Museum, a former nunnery. Colmar's architecture is very striking, for example at the Maison Pfister, the Maison Adolph or the Maison de Têtes, which is also an award-winning luxury hotel and gourmet restaurant.

Advantages of doing Erasmus in Colmar, France

  • From Colmar, you can visit interesting cities such as Basel in Switzerland, approximately one hour away, or Freiburg, Germany, approximately one hour and a half away.
  • If your goal is to practice French, meet interesting people and relax, Colmar is the perfect place for you.
  • In Colmar, you can practise outdoor sports such as skiing or climbing.

Cheap student accommodation in Colmar, France

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Frequently asked questions about doing Erasmus in Colmar

How much does it cost to live in Colmar as a student?

The cost of living for a student in Colmar depends on their lifestyle, but if you choose, for example, to rent a spare room in a shared flat with other students and add food and leisure expenses, you should have around €550-600 per month.

What is student life like in Colmar?



Life in this French city is very calm, it is a perfect destination for those students who want to do their Erasmus with less partying and meet people and practice the French language.

How much does student accommodation cost in Colmar?

The price of student accommodation is variable depending on the location and characteristics, for example, you can find private rooms in flats shared with other students for €350 per month.

How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Colmar?

The amount of the Erasmus scholarship given to each student is variable since it depends on different factors. For this reason, we recommend that you find out this information at your university.

Best areas to live in Colmar?

Some of the most popular neighbourhoods for students are Krutenau, near the old town and Petite Venise, so prices may be a bit higher. In the Quartier Center neighbourhood, it is also close to the old town but to the northwest, so prices are lower. Saint Joseph/Mittelhaardt neighbourhood is only 10 minutes from the centre on foot and the accommodation prices are cheaper.