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Torchlight New Year's Eve around the Castle

Ferrette’s torchlight New Year’s Eve: an unmissable event in Sundgau!

Come and walk the paths and trails around Ferrette to reach the haughty ruins of the castle. The principle has remained the same for several years: propose a walk of 3 km (1 hour) lit by torches and decorated with a glass of crémant offered within the enclosure of the magical site of the Château de FERRETTE.

The idea is very simple, the place is unique, the many volunteers, the generous surrounding nature, the unmissable date, intergenerational popular participation, free, no constraint to participate, here is the recipe for an atypical event proposed for almost 20 years by enthusiasts of the Alsatian Jura for the transition to the new year!

From 22 p.m., the Sundgau Tourist Office and the town hall of Ferrette invite you to this 3 km digestive walk around the castle. You will follow a marked path that will take you to the heart of this medieval enclosure, around the New Year's fire, to enjoy a glass of crémant.

- Departure of the walk from Espace Robelin located 5 rue du Colonel Robelin from 22 p.m. to 23 p.m. (prefer 22 p.m. to be sure to arrive at the castle before midnight). No need to come too early! The route is only marked at the last minute due to the limited lifespan of the luminous markings.
- Course of 3 km (1 hour) on paths and forest trails. 150m drop (it goes up a bit around Ferrette!)
- Wear good shoes (walking shoes) and bring extra lighting (headlamp, flashlight), the trails can be wet and slippery
- Participation in the march is free (well, we are not against a small donation for the organizers...)
- The torches (one for two people) will be distributed free of charge in the departure car park for people performing the torchlight march. However, a small fund will be made available so that everyone can support, according to their wishes, the organizing voluntary associations.
- Access to the castle site is free and open
- A glass of crémant (or non-alcoholic drink) is offered at midnight in the grounds of the Château de Ferrette
- A refreshment bar offering chargeable drinks will be located on the site of the Château de Ferrette

- A carp and fries meal with side dish, dessert and coffee will be offered in the Espace Robelin dining room. 
- Price: €32 / €14 from 6 to 12 years old / Free for children under 6
- Information from the Sundgau Tourist Office (03 89 40 02 90) and reservation with Mr. Moreth (03 89 40 26 24) effective only if payment (PayPal or check) has been validated
- The Espace Robelin is a room for 180 people located at 5 rue du Colonel Robelin. 
- Opening hours: room open from 19 p.m. to midnight. Possibility of taking fried carp or fries to take away.







Place of the event / departure:
Ferrette Castle
Specific target audience
  • Families
Organized by :
Sundgau Tourist Office
Short comment:
3 km torchlight night walk that takes you to the castle, around a large bonfire, with a glass of crémant offered at midnight. Fried carp meal on reservation at the start of the walk.
GRC catchphrase description
Celebrate the passage of the new year in Ferrette with the Flambeaux's Eve! A 3 km walk takes you into the magical enclosure of the medieval castle, around a large bonfire, for an unusual New Year in the open air!
Vehicle parking
  • Free private parking for cars


Reception hours:
From 22h
Event dates


Prices :


5 rue Robelin
68480 Ferrette


13 Castle Street
68130 Altkirch
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