Old books and calligraphy at the Cabinet de Curiosités in Colmar

by | Dec 6, 2018 | Colmar, Shopping | 0 comments


I went in the Cabinet de Curiosités by chance. Quite frankly, I had seen the jams and gingerbread of Christine Ferber in the window display and I was irresistibly drawn. It’s then that I realized I didn’t know this shop of Colmar. And what beautiful things you can find inside!

Old books, engravings, drawings, photographs, paintings, pretty little objects such as notebooks, bookmarks, greetings cards… Of course, in the middle of all this, you will find the products of Christine Ferber. They are only here during Christmas times, but they fit in seamlessly in the shop atmosphere. A good cup of tea and I could settle in the shop for the whole afternoon. I know, it’s not the point, but I stayed 1 hour in the shop chatting.

In addition to the bookshop (called Le Cadratin), the Cabinet de Curiosités hosts a calligraphy workshop (Callicrea). I had an idea of what was calligraphy, but I had no idea of all the possible applications. When I visited Valérie’s workshop (open to the public and to see her work), I was impressed by the diversity of her job: writing pieces, decorative plates, plume drawings, notebooks… she can use all types of materials and the result is quite impressive!

If you would like to make a present or bring back a nice artisanal souvenir from Alsace, I would definitely recommend having a look at this place. For those interested, Valérie also offers calligraphy classes, for an initiation to this art.

I liked

  • A superb shop with a lot of beautiful objects
  • Warm welcome: you can easily chat and learn a lot!
  • Local crafts

I liked a little less

  • Christine Ferber’s products are only available during Christmas times, but it’s already something!

My pictures of the Cabinet de Curiosités in Colmar

Practical information

Opening times

You will find here the opening times of the Cabinet de Curiosités in Colmar.

Getting here

By car

The address is as follows: 14 rue des Tanneurs 68000 Colmar. The Cabinet de Curiosités is right at the town center of Colmar located:

  • 45 km from Mulhouse (about 45 minutes drive)
  • 74 km from Strasbourg (about 1h drive)
By public transport

It is easy to get to the town center from Colmar train station. You can search for your itinerary on Vialsace.



Laurène est la créatrice du blog Mon week-end en Alsace. Bretonne installée en Alsace depuis 2014, elle est tombée amoureuse de sa région d'adoption au point de lui dédier un blog et d'acheter avec son mari une maison alsacienne dans un village du Kochersberg, près de Strasbourg. A pied, à vélo, sur ses chevaux ou au volant de sa Fiat 500, elle aime partir explorer les moindres recoins de l'Alsace pour dénicher de bonnes adresses à partager sur le blog.


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