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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 cathedral of Notre-Dame
"A prodigy of the gigantesque and the delicate," as Victor Hugo claimed. Strasbourg Cathedral...

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Unesco and Vauban architecture

Unesco and Vauban architecture

Neuf-Brisach Fortified Town
Neuf-Brisach is the Citadel of the Sun King since it was founded in 1699 at Louis XIV's behest....

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Memorial sites

Memorial sites

The Hartmannswillerkopf Franco-German Historial of World War I
The Hartmannswillerkopf Franco-German Historial of the Great War is open since August 2017. It is...

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Industrial heritage

Industrial heritage

Vitra Haus
" The Vitra Haus is entirely devoted to home design. The objects on show can be purchased or...

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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

Guided tour: old town
Discover the charm of the old town, its prestigious monuments and its picturesque quarters, such...

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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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