The Alsace region of France has one of the most beautiful towns in the country, Colmar. This town has at its center a beautiful old section that is a favorite tourist location throughout the year with its canals and buildings of various colors. In early winter, the area is decorated for the holidays featuring market stalls and buildings framed in soft lights.
Maryse Teichmann & Kris Lillehook have captured the Ville de Coeur virtual world implementation of Vieux Colmar (old Colmar) in Spring in this beautiful video. In the video, flowers adorn the buildings and line the canals. Shops line the Grand Rue and Marchands areas. Boats float lazily along the canals.
Those that know the city may notice that the one way roads in this version of Vieux Colmar are reversed from those of the real city. All of Ville de Coeur is like this as a nod to the past history of our virtual world that was originally built before the French Revolution when travel direction was reversed from what it is today.
Concerts occured weekly in the Petite Venise venue (located about where the indoor market is in real life). The K&M Club met occasionally for dancing and conversations primarily in French. There were numerous galleries and shops. Rowboats and kayaks were available from the nearby campground. Mini-golf was located near the canal. Walking tours and trolley tours were available at various locations.
Coeur d Alsace was replaced in September of 2021 due to lack of interest.