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June 2016
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A hotel: the Maison des Têtes invents a new story

Hotel La Maison des Têtes Colmar. Une Halte à Colmar juin 2016 PLUMEVOYAGE @plumevoyagemagazine © ludovic bischoff

The Maison des Têtes is one of the most famous hotels in Colmar. Located next to the Unterlinden Museum, it is also a historical monument since it was built in 1609 and belonged to wine merchants. It has over a hundred small human heads carved on its facade. In short, this is the photo spot for all the tourists passing in Colmar. The novelty is that a young couple has taken over it and have given to it a needed facelift. Eric and Marilyn Girardin previously head of starred restaurant La Casserole in Strasbourg. By taking over the Maison des Têtes, they bring with them the ambition to make the new reference in Colmar. In June, a gourmet restaurant in the modern design will complement the brewery that the Chef Eric Girardin has already dusted. The chef is obviously planning to add some stars to its new table that will host twenty guests in a refined atmosphere where supreme white is reigning . On the hotel side, a block of rooms has been renovated and the rest should follow soon. Exit the woodwork, a bit claustrophobic, and large flowered drapes, again a much more modern design is required. Bathrooms, especially, with their paving marble-veined, large deco trend of the moment, sign a radical change. From the preserved ancient outside and modern design inside, this is the new recipe of a historic address that has adapted to modern times. A perfect echo to the new Unterlinden museum which has just completed its transformation, on the other side of the street …


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