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  "Corps de Garde"
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At the back of the St Martin church stand some remarkable buildings.
There is a building the "Corps de Garde" in Rhine Renaissance style of the 16th century. The door is flanked by two columns in Tuscany style. It is surmounted by a loggia decorated with Corinthian columns.
It is an unexpected architectural style for a guard's house but the building was initially intended to become the Town hall. It contrasts with the surrounding half-timbered houses. On the right, the arched passage leads to the street of the Marchands.
On its left is the Maison Adolph, built towards 1350, which has on the 2nd floor gothic windows. It is probably the oldest house of Colmar.

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A l'arrière de la collégiale St Martin se dressent quelques édifices remarquables.
Il y a un bâtiment en style Renaissance rhénane du 16e siècle. La porte, est flanqué de deux colonnes en style Toscan. Il est surmonté d'une loggia elle-même décorée de colonnes corinthiennes.
C'est un style architectural inattendu pour un corps de garde mais le bâtiment était d'abord destiné à devenir l'Hôtel de Ville. Il contraste avec les maisons à colombages voisines. Sur la droite le passage voûté conduit à la rue des Marchands.

A sa gauche se trouve la Maison Aldolph, construite vers 1350, qui possède au 2eme étage des fenêtres en arc brisé, gothiques. Elle est probablement la plus ancienne maison de Colmar.

Address: Place de la Cathédrale
Phone: +33 3 89 20 68 92
Website: http://www.tourisme-colmar.com

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  • Written Jan 12, 2010
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