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Heritage and history

Heritage and history

With castles in the Vosges foothills, the blockhouses of the Maginot Line, the Vauban fortifications listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, not to mention Strasbourg and its Grande Ile, in Alsace more than anywhere else heritage is alive and well and waiting to be discovered. An impressive combination of French and Germanic cultures, the richness of our troubled past is etched on the Alsatian landscape. If you love history and monuments, take the time to explore our towns and villages !

Must-sees

Must-sees

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
Nine centuries of history Towering at almost 800 metres, Haut-Koenigsbourg boasts an...

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The land of castles

The land of castles

Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle
Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle is one of the most popular monuments in France with 600,000 visitors per...

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Religious heritage

Religious heritage

The Oeuvre Notre-Dame Museum
"One of the finest collection of medieval works in France. Located at the foot of the Cathedral,...

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Unesco and Vauban architecture

Unesco and Vauban architecture

The Covered Bridges
Continuing on from the Petite France area we come to the Covered Bridges. These have kept their...

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Memorial sites

Memorial sites

Musée de la ligne Maginot de Schoenenbourg
"The fort at Schoenenbourg, the most important Maginot Line fortification in Alsace, is listed on...

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Industrial heritage

Industrial heritage

Museum of Printed Fabrics
"With over 6 million beautifully preserved patterns, the Fabric Printing Museum in Mulhouse is...

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Traditional villages

Traditional villages

Ribeauville - one of the oldest medieval town in Alsace
Located on the Wine Route, between the vineyards and mountains, half-way between Strasbourg and...

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Events

Events

The European Artistic Craft Days
On the occasion of the European Artistic Craft Days the entrance to the Ateliers de la...

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Accommodation ideas

Accommodation ideas

Hotel-restaurant du Parc
Installed in a 19th-century mansion in the town of Thann, Du Parc Hotel and restaurant welcomes...

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Ideas of stays

Ideas of stays

Family Weekend in Northern Alsace
The modern comfort of the hotel IBIS Haguenau, the discovery of the Apart-forest in the...

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