Do you know the campsite in Colmar? I find that we don’t necessarily think about campsites when we plan to visit a city, even though they often offer a great value for money! As the Strasbourg campsite discovered some time ago, the camping de l’Ill in Colmar is a CityKamp campsite, from the Huttopia group, which in my opinion falls into this category and allows to visit Alsace with a reasonable budget! I went there in spring, taking advantage of the spring market in Colmar at the same time! A visit to Colmar is decidedly pleasant in all seasons 🙂
A campsite by the water near Colmar
The Ill campsite in Colmar is located, as its name indicates, on the banks of the Ill, one of the rivers passing near Colmar and crossing the Alsace plain. A pleasant location, especially since the campsite is right on the water, which gives it a very pleasant natural setting! A part of the campsite is closed for this reason for a part of the year because of the risk of flooding, but from May on you can pitch your tent on the banks of the Ill.
The only inconvenience is the proximity of the highway, which we do not see at all but from which we unfortunately hear the noise of the cars. If you are sensitive to noise, I think this is not an ideal place for you, unless you sleep in the chalets which are slightly set back but where you hear much less noise! I am sensitive to my surroundings and slept very well, but I would have had trouble sleeping in a tent.
The camping de l’Ill is open from the end of March to the beginning of January. One can therefore enjoy a stay in the beautiful Alsatian town of Colmar most of the year, including during the famous Colmar Christmas market.
Accommodation or pitches at the Citykamp Colmar
Camping cars, vans, tents or mobile homes, chalets and tents for rent
It is possible to book pitches to come with your camper, your caravan, your van or your tent, but also to sleep in the accommodations of the campsite: mobile homes, Montana chalets and Toile & Bois tents are waiting for you. These are large tents of 20m2 for 4 people, installed on a wooden terrace and equipped with beds and kitchenette. Not bad for camping with a little more comfort!
A night in a Montana Chalet – Reviews
As at the Strasbourg campground, I slept in a Montana chalet, a nice 35m2 wooden chalet with a terrace. Having come in the spring this time, I was even able to take more advantage of the outdoor terrace to rest in the sun and have breakfast, which is very nice. I did not light the wood stove, but I can assure you, having tested it in Strasbourg, that it is quite pleasant if the outside temperatures are cool.
The Montana cottages are comfortable and well-equipped, with the added charm of wood. It’s simple but well laid out and pretty! The fully equipped kitchen, for example, is a real spacious kitchen where you can easily prepare good meals and the bathroom is also a very good size. In addition, bed linen and towels are provided.
As far as sleeping is concerned, the chalets can accommodate 6 people but I think that it can be a little bit too much, except if you really only go to the chalet to sleep. There is a bedroom with a double bed, a bedroom with bunk beds and the last bed is the sofa bed in the living room. With 4 people, it must be comfortable on the other hand.
I also appreciated the fact that the cottages were sufficiently spaced from each other so that we don’t get in the way, and that there are no cars: you park your car in the campsite in a reserved space near the chalets, but then no more cars to come and spoil this little corner of greenery! It is very pleasant.
The Ill campsite has a restaurant with a terrace, but it was still closed when I went there, so I could not test it.
There are two sanitary blocks, which is sufficient given the rather small size of the campsite.
The campsite has a small grocery store where you can buy breakfast and other necessities. These are of high quality, with an emphasis on organic and local products!
Leisure: swimming pool and electric bikes to explore Alsace!
The campsite has a swimming pool, which I did not test because it was too early in the season but it is heated and of a good size. From the beginning of May to the end of September, it must be very pleasant to enjoy it!
For children, a playground is available… And a ping pong table for the older kids!
It is possible to rent electric bikes from the campsite, which is a great way to visit the area. You will be able to go to the city center of Colmar in less than 10 minutes, but also to make nice bike rides in the surroundings: to visit Eguisheim, to ride the Alsace Wine Route or to visit Neuf-Brisach and to make a nice loop in the Alsace plain. There is a choice!
Location of the campsite in Horbourg-Wihr
The camping de l’Ill is located in the commune of Horbourg-Wihr, but only a few meters after passing the sign for Colmar. We are only 2 kilometers from the center of Colmar, which allows us to reach it in 15 minutes by bus, 30 minutes on foot or in less than 10 minutes by bike via a cycle track: it’s very practical! You can also easily visit some of the most beautiful villages of the Alsace Wine Route. The location is quite ideal for a stay in Colmar!
- Location in a green area by the water
- Various accommodations
- Proximity to downtown
- Electric bike rental
- Quality-price ratio
- Open almost all year round
I liked a little less
- Noise from the nearby highway (even if you can’t see it!)
My photos of the camping de l’Ill near Colmar