Tourism in Alsace
Heritage and culture
Tucked away in an exceptional setting in the heart of the Haut-Rhin region, the Vallée Noble hotel-restaurant represents the ideal vantage point for discovering our region.
Visit Alsace's most typical villages and admire the half-timbered houses, cobblestone alleys, and much more.
Take a 10-minute drive down the road and discover Eguisheim, voted "France's Favourite Village" in 2013 by viewers of the TV programme of the same name.
During your visits and experiences in Alsace, stop off at one of the fortified castles nearby, such as the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg and the Château du Hohlandsbourg.
Discover the Ecomusée d'Alsace eco-museum and its reconstruction of an old Alsatian village complete with lime-rendered houses, or the city of Colmar with its historical centre and "Little Venice".With a number of buildings dating back to the Middle Ages, as well as churches and museums, the city's heritage is nothing less than exceptional. Do not forget to gaze in wonder at the Maison Pfister, the Koïfhus, the Unterlinden Museum, the Maison des Têtes and the Collégiale Saint-Martin.
Visitors to Mulhouse will also be spoilt for choice: the Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes(museum of printed textiles), Théâtre de la Sinne, Place de la Réunion, the Tour de l'Europe skyscraper, Mulhouse Zoo, the Cité de l'Automobile motor museum and its 400 classic cars, the Filature cultural venue, the Cité du Train railway museum and the Kunsthalle contemporary art centre.
The Wine Route
The Alsace Wine Route is the ideal opportunity for visiting the region's countless villages and their quintessential Alsatian charm, as well as paying a visit to any of the 1,000 local wine-growers. Snaking its way between valleys and hillsides, the Wine Route stretches over 170 km in the shadow of the Vosges Mountains, from Marlenheim to Thann.
The "Terre & Vins au Pays de Colmar" area is an unmissable destination, featuring a mixture of plains, Vosges Mountains and vineyards. Pinot noir, Riesling, Gewurztraminer... Our partners Léon Boesch, Gérard Nicollet and Château Wagenbourg would be only too happy to welcome you to their cellars in the heart of Soultzmatt and let you taste all their delicious wines!
More information at www.route-des-vins-alsace.com
Just 20 minutes from the Vallée Noble hotel-restaurant, Colmar Christmas Market is the ideal vantage point for discovering the city, admiring the beautiful illuminations, soaking up the festive atmosphere and enjoying all the magic of Christmas.
- The mainly pedestrian city centre harbours a wealth of architectural treasures.
- An illuminated ice rink to thrill children and adults alike.
- A number of gourmet specialities.
- A wealth of activities, including exhibitions, conferences, concerts and other forms of street entertainment.
- Colmar's inhabitants get into the spirit by organising a cheerful Christmas lights competition, encouraging them to decorate their façades or shop windows.
Certain small villages also reserve plenty of wonderful surprises for visitors, including Kaysersberg, Eguisheim and Riquewihr
For more information, visit www.noel-colmar.com
Outdoor activities and walks
- Countless trails and paths are available for discovering Alsace and Soultzmatt Valley on foot or mountain-bike, as well as for strolling through the forests covering the foothills of the Vosges Mountains.
- The Route des Crêtes, the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park and the mountain lakes will treat visitors to breathtaking natural panoramic views and exceptional walks.
- Plant-lovers and hikers will also be in for a treat upon reaching the summit of Zinnkoepflé, where rare and sensitive species rub shoulders, including green lizards, wallcreepers, Eurasian wrynecks, pulsatilla vulgaris and wild orchids.
- The Le Markstein resort allows visitors to go downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoe trekking and even sledging. You can hire all your equipment directly at the resort! Thanks to the Vallée Noble hotel, you can get a discount on the ski-lifts. In the summer, we would advise you to embark on a magnificent walk to a farmhouse inn, where you can feast on a delicious "repas marcaire", a traditional multi-course meal featuring regional specialities and local produce.
- The Montagne des Singes monkey park, the stork reintroduction centre, Mulhouse Zoo, the Petit Prince theme park - due to open in July 2015 - and the Volerie des Aigles birds of prey park are not only ideal family outings, by fun places for spending a day or afternoon walking.
- Europa-Park (45 minutes from the hotel) is the largest theme park in Europe.