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Welcome in Upper Alsace


Come and discover the region of Upper Alsace, full of history and passions, which reveals herself to be a land of joy and contrasts, where its flowery villages still breath the men who made it: half-timbered constructions, roof with several sides, bay window, chamfered door openings...

The Department Haut-Rhin, situated in the southern part of the Alsace, will make you discover beautiful villages with half-timbered houses, such as Riquewihr, Eguisheim and Kaysersberg. Ideally located along the alsatian wineyard, with the well-know « Route des vins ». The Wine Route of Alsace is the capricious ribbon which extends over 120 km on the oriental side of the Vosges, and unroll itself quietly on the hillsides or in the hollows of the valleys.

From medieval cities to steep streets in warm Winstubs and Riesling tasting in Roman churches, this charming travel invites you to beautiful discoveries. Countless fortified castle ruins constitute very pleasant hiking goals.

On the roof of the Vosges mountains, you will discover the « Grand Ballon d’Alsace », 1424 meter high, a region of predilection for hiking amateur and snow lovers. With its landscapes which combine lively colors of the haulms and the dark green of the fir forests, the sheers of its mountains, the curves of the mounts and the softness of its valleys, the Vosgian massif encourages to relax, to dream, and make new discoveries.

In family or with friends: hiking, horse-riding, rock climbing, VTT, Alpin/Nordic and cross-country skiing, and at the same time enjoy breaks in some “fermes auberges” (farmhouse).

What joy to discover The Plain of Alsace and the 'Ried' through quiet walks! The big plain of Alsace, this well-maintained garden, fertilized since centuries by the Rhin and its affluents, is a source of great cultures. In travelling the length and breadth of the plain, you will discover traditional villages, very flowery and welcoming. In letting you drift through the Ill, river of the light and tranquility, you will discover a rich environment of the fauna and flora. Between ground and water, you will understand the generosity of the Alsatian land and its heritage value. If you choose to have a stay in this region, you will enjoy the ideal geographical location in the centre of the Alsace, near the Rhine and not so far from the side of the Alsatian Vosges.

In the south part of the Department Haut-Rhin, close to Switzerland and Germany, the Sundgau deserves without a doubt the name of “the Land of the three borders”. The Sundgau is original thanks to its relief and is situated at the foot of the Alsatian Jura and the Southern Vosges. Not so far you will find the Rhine, the European waterway.

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The Haut-Rhin


A land of discovery and beautiful experiences which provides visitors with contrasted nature and with a rich human heritage and an impressive existing technology. The hikers will be delighted with the Alsace Plain and Vosges mountains.

In Mulhouse, at the crossroads of Europe, the museums (Automobile museum, railway museum, the famous Textile printing museum in Mulhouse) demonstrate the major industrial adventures. Colmar is famous for the Unterlinden Museum with the well-known Retable d’Issenheim and also for the city's picturesque and authentic quarters, such as the Petite Venise. The Alsace Ecomuseum at Ungersheim presents more than 70 Farmhouses. A single site to discover.

The Territoire de Belfort

Territoire de Belfort

“The Territoire de Belfort” is an original place. Dive into a land rich in contrasts between the Jura, the Vosges Mountains, adjacent to Switzerland and Alsace. In the smallest department of France you will discover a surprising mix of Landscape, architecture and traditions. The South of the Vosges will provide you with a pleasant change of scenery. The Sundgau with timber-framed houses will charm you with a nice landscape strewn with ponds. In the heart of this Territory, dominated by the fortified citadel built by Vauban and the famous Bartholdi's original lion, the town of Belfort is coming alive through lots of great events such as the Festival of living stories and the frosty month, etc. Walking around the old-worldly charm streets, or just appreciate the colorful facades, in the old town of Belfort, Just let the experience guide you in Belfort!

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