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Guide to the Friesen Old Houses and Built Heritage Tour

The circuit of old houses and built heritage of Friesen

The flowered village of Friesen, in the Vallée de la Largue, has conserved around fifty half-timbered buildings, the construction of which spanned from 1497 to 1878: corbelled houses, traditional farms, fountains, monobloc farms, houses of short timber housing, forges ... put on a show.

A guide, available at the Tourist Office, offers you an easy walk through preserved and richly flowered streets to discover this unique heritage, including the oldest half-timbered house known in Alsace.

The skilful geometry of the traditional sundgauvian half-timbered house, the result of a construction technique developed over five centuries by the corporation of carpenters, is revealed there. The old farm buildings, adapted to modern life, have retained all their old-world charm and the geraniums put the finishing touches on the picture.

Description

Altitude (m):
350
Duration: 2h
Type of tour, itinerary: pedestrian
Specific target audience
  • Families
  • Groups
  • School groups
Type of trail / circuit
  • historic / heritage / religious trail
Accepted animals :
admis
Short comment:
Discovery of this unique heritage characterized by the oldest half-timbered house known in Alsace.
Restaurant on site:
  • Restaurant

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Schedules

Reception hours:
14 H

Contact

49 Main Street
68580 Friesen
WebsiteSee website

Information

SUNDGAU TOURIST OFFICE
13 Castle Street
68130 Altkirch
CallContact by phone
E-mailContact by mail
Distance (km) to the nearest station:
13

In images, in pictures

Friesen, half-timbered house - © Guide to the Friesen Old Houses and Built Heritage RouteGuide to the Friesen Old Houses and Built Heritage Tour - © Guide to the Friesen Old Houses and Built Heritage Tour

The Sundgau on the Networks

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