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  • CRAC Alsace Altkirch

    CRAC Alsace Altkirch

  • Crac Alsace - Altkirch

    Crac Alsace - Altkirch

Located in Altkirch and close to Switzerland (Basel) and Germany (Friborg), CRAC Alsace is a contemporary art center dedicated to research and creation which, through the design of exhibitions, editions and specific mediation actions, endeavors to support artistic production by promoting meetings between the public, artists and works.


The public service offers tours throughout the year accompanied by exhibitions.
Every Saturday and Sunday at 15 p.m., mediations are organized.

Mediators accompany you in the exhibition and give you keys to reading the works on display.

Guided tours of the exhibitions are also offered throughout the week by appointment.

A prestigious internationally recognized museum, the Cité de l'Automobile presents some 430 exceptional vehicles, including 150 Bugatti. During your visit, take advantage of the animations, videos, simulators, playgrounds or even the experience of driving vintage cars ... a must!

The Cité du Train reopens on June 8.

Terminus, everyone is coming down! Climb aboard the legendary trains! Here you are at the Cité du Train, the largest railway museum in Europe. Embark in the world of exceptional locomotives and wagons, capture the important moments in the history of railways! A universe that will transport you through the ages!

The Sundgau Nature House, built by the Community of Communes of the Porte d'Alsace, offers nature discovery activities for all audiences.

Animations to live:

Throughout the year, the Sundgau Nature Center offers activities for young people and the general public:

  • It supports teachers in their educational project on nature,
  • It organizes internships or camps for “nature” activities for young people during the holidays,
  • It also offers the general public a program of guided outings to discover the natural heritage of Sundgau, practical ecology workshops, festive events, etc.

What about summer?

The MNS offers guided outings to discover the Sundgauvien natural heritage, original evenings or fun workshops to do with the family (program available on the website). For those who prefer to travel the Sundgau paths independently, it also distributes trip sheets from Altenach.

The most curious will also take the time to explore our discovery trail, the little geology gallery “la clef des sols” on the Altenach site, and they will be able to spend a few moments in the Strange Grange, to meet a very special universe…

  • Altkirch media library

    Altkirch media library

Due to the change in our business software, we will not be able to provide the Biblio-Express telephone service from October 26 to November 8.

However, delivery on October 28 will be ensured as well as access to the premises in Colmar and Altkirch the week of October 26 to 30.

Total closure of the service and the 2 media libraries from November 2 to 7.

The delivery of the biblio-express of 4 nov is canceled

thank you for your understanding


The Sundgau Departmental Media Library is not only a place for reading and lifelong learning, but also a space for cultural discovery and meeting. It is a 750 m² space in a modern, light and transparent building. A team of 2 people will be present to welcome you and listen to your proposals.

8,5 km from Saint-Louis or 15 minutes by car. Navigation museum with an interesting permanent exhibition entitled "From Basel to the high seas", presenting the different traffic axes and the intermodality of transport between water, rail, road and air. You will understand that Basel and the Region of 3 Countries is truly at the crossroads of all roads. Take the opportunity to experience the ship driving simulator. A unique facility in the region.
Take part in the great adventure of textile manufacturers by entering the history and techniques of printing on fabrics from the XNUMXth century to the present day. Flowers, Indian, cashmere with shimmering colors mix with more contemporary textile creations in dyeing, printing or patchwork. Discover the extraordinary richness of the most important collection in the world through constantly renewed temporary exhibitions.

  • Werentzhouse Lovers Museum

    Werentzhouse Lovers Museum

Due to the epidemic of Coronavirus, the museum of lovers and Sundgauvien heritage is closed until further notice.

This museum, the smallest in the world and specialist in the postcard, preserves a collection of more than 20.000 postcards in a thousand binders from the surrounding villages, some of which date back over a hundred years. Come and discover local customs, religious festivals, work in the fields, trades ... as well as the history of the postcard.

Come and discover the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts. Born from a triple ambition: to give an overview of the history of art, promote French painting and support local artists. This museum will allow you to dive into rich and harmonious works. From Brueghel to Henner via Courbet: love this charming museum housed at Villa Steinbach which stands out for its charm and elegance.
About fifteen kms or about 1/4 hour by car from Saint-Louis. The Three Countries Museum, subsidized by the European INTERREG program, is the only museum in Europe dedicated to three countries: it is indeed interested in the region of the Three Borders, between the German Black Forest, the French Vosges and the Swiss Jura. The exhibition of the Three Countries, an essential experience! In French and German, the permanent exhibition of the Three Countries offers visitors an overview of the region formed by Baden, Alsace and Northwestern Switzerland. What common features connect the inhabitants of the Upper Rhine region with each other? What process led to the tripartition of this region? What are the implications of borders for politics, the economy and everyday life? In rooms accessible to all, numerous interactive stations as well as audio stations allow all generations to be entertained during the visit. A large collection and major exhibitions! Each year, the Musée des Trois Pays presents several temporary exhibitions devoted to a wide variety of themes: history, current affairs, regional culture or local art. They are based on the museum's collection, which contains around 50 pieces. A database allows online information on the various funds.
About twenty minutes from Saint-Louis, the Basel toy museum brings together nearly 6000 objects: teddy bears, dolls, groceries for children, dolls' houses and rides. The toy museum has the largest collection of teddy bears in the world with 2500 pieces, the oldest of which dates back to 1904! Restaurant and souvenir shop on site.

The Museum can be visited by reservation only on 03 89 68 68 18 or

One of the largest firefighter museums in France.

It takes over, completes, modernizes and above all presents in its own premises the prestigious collection which has constituted until now the museum of the firefighter of Mulhouse and which was presented within the framework of the museum of the Railway in Mulhouse from 1978 to 2003.
Two halls (1100 and 1200 m2), shop windows, an audio-visual room, a shop, a library ... Vehicles on wheels, around a hundred items of equipment (clothing, clothing, unusual objects ...), a central complete telephone, public fire alarms ...

Old Ferrette
The museum tells the story of an exciting adventure, that of electricity. It begins in Antiquity, crosses the centuries with many experiences, discoveries, theories and inventions ... until today when everything is electric! Take part in experiments as they were practiced in the XNUMXth century and observe strange phenomena, making your hair stand on end! Let yourself be seduced by the new multimedia show of "the big machine", flagship of Mulhouse industrial history. In the new space “An electric future”, enter a new era to discover the links between electricity, climate and the new lifestyles of the XNUMXst century. Especially for children: games, experiments, videos to understand how a battery, a bulb, a motor work, to find out what happens when the current flows ...
In the heart of the old town of Mulhouse and its old town hall: flagship of the Mulhouse heritage, discover Mulhouse from the Paleolithic to the present day in its Historical Museum. A themed route will put you in perspective the history of the city, while making you appreciate the art of living of Alsatians of yesteryear.
Before the meeting of Alsace with France, Huningue was a village. Louis XIV having entrusted his architect Vauban with the defense of the north-eastern borders, from Belfort to Landau and to Phalsbourg. he established the plans for a powerful fortress to defend this strategic bridgehead. The museum tells the story of the 3 seats between 1796 and 1815. The artist Edouard Detaille immortalized the glorious exit of the 50 survivors of the garrison in 1815, then the fortress was dismantled.

This museum has an original history, a real fairy tale: it is an annex to the historic museum of Mulhouse created by a parish priest in love with his land and eager to save the witnesses and customs of yesteryear.

It is installed in a beautiful restored peasant house.

The collections revolve around several themes: trades, domestic life, agricultural life, religious life, and retrace the life of peasants in the Sundgau in the 19th and early 20C, a world that seems far away ...

Barely 1/4 hour from Saint-Louis, the Swiss Museum of Architecture broadens our vision of urban planning through international and thematic exhibitions addressing the various socio-political aspects of contemporary urban landscapes.
  • Altkirch Sundgauvien Museum

    Altkirch Sundgauvien Museum

  • Altkirch Sundgauvien Museum

    Altkirch Sundgauvien Museum

Housed in a beautiful Renaissance building, residence of the former bailiffs, the Sundgauvien Museum presents the history, life, customs of the South of Alsace and more particularly of Sundgau.

15 minutes by bus (line 604, "Schifflände" stop), then tram connection line 15, "Wettsteinplatz" stop, from Saint-Louis "Carrefour central. Located directly on the Rhine, the Tinguely Museum in Basel, designed by the Ticino architect Mario Botta, houses the largest collection of works by Jean Tinguely (1925-1991), one of the most innovative and important Swiss artists of the XNUMXth century.
The permanent exhibition offers an overview of his work over four decades. Temporary exhibitions regularly present a wide range of artists and subjects including not only Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, flagship artists for Tinguely, his contemporary colleagues like Arman, Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein but also both artists from starting today from Tinguely's ideas.
This high-level sports complex (60m by 30m) offers users all the sliding activities: public skating sessions with musical entertainment, theme evenings and light show; a secure ice area for children every Sunday at sea; an ice school of more than 200 members, supervised by a qualified instructor; various entertainment shows and galas and a bar with a meeting room; birthdays are also organized. The rink can accommodate 1500 spectators.
  • Ferrette swimming pool

    Ferrette swimming pool

  • Ferrette swimming pool

    Ferrette swimming pool

Completely renovated in 2018, the new Ferrette swimming pool has a retractable roof in summer, a 25m sports pool, a paddling pool, a fun pool (counter-current, water jets, bubble bench …), Large green spaces. A “well-being” area is also accessible with sauna, hammam.

25 meter pool with 5 lines, learning pool and relaxation area (sauna, hammam, spa). Swimming lessons and courses, aquagym, aquabike, baby swimmers.

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