What to do with children
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the CRAC is closed until further notice.
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.
COMMON VISITS TO EXHIBITIONS
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.
The castle of Ferrette is one of the oldest in Alsace. Its first mention dates back to 1105. It was one of the main possessions of the Counts of Ferrette, a dynasty which was formed by sharing the heritage of the Counts of Montbéliard. Seven counts of Ferrette will succeed one another.
After the death of the last count, the county passed to the house of Austria through the marriage of Jeanne de Ferrette with Duke Albert II of Habsburg in 1324. The castle then became the residence of an Austrian bailiff.
The castle ruins are made up of two parts:
- the upper castle, the oldest, consists of a residential tower carved out of limestone and on several levels, one of the first of its type in Alsace. A platform allows you to enjoy a superb panorama of the Vosges, the Black Forest and the Jura.
- the lower castle has several round towers open at the throat and equipped with fire hydrant.
Free visit all year round. Guide to discovering the castles of the Alsatian Jura available at the Tourist Office (€ 3). Parking at the foot of the castle opposite the old court or at the Tourist Office. Allow 45 to 60 minutes for a free visit of the castle. You can download the sound points for free to listen to them on site.
It was transformed into a garrison according to Vauban's plans (1689), burned and bombed in 1817 and finally classified as a Historic Monument in 1923. XNUMXth century dungeon, towers, remains of the chapel and the well offer a pleasant green stroll. . Free visit all year round.
Nestled in lush greenery, the Morimont castle was mentioned for the first time in 1183 and controlled the upper valley of the largue. It was destroyed during the Thirty Years War by French troops.
In 1826, a group of Jura patriots swore to liberate their country from the Bernese yoke to form a new canton, which was the case in 1978.
Visit the ramparts, watchtowers, an exceptional vaulted cellar whose dimensions make it unique in Alsace. A path allows to go around the castle.
A guidebook entitled "Discovering the Three Castles of the Alsatian Jura" presents the castle and offers a walking tour around the castle.
The Cité de l'Automobile reopens on June 2.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 rocks of the Cave of the Dwarves form an impressive gorge about 25 meters high called Erdwibalaschlucht (the parade of small women of the earth) and formed by the work of water in karst limestone. According to legend, these little women of the earth lived with the Erdmanala (little men of the earth) inside the Cave of the Dwarfs. Located at the bottom of the gorge, the cave takes on the appearance of a slit which opens into the rock wall and is continued by two hoses, all developed over fifteen meters.
Above the gorge, you can access the Plateau des Nains. From there, there is a beautiful view of the Ill valley and the villages of Bouxwiller, Werentzhouse. The place also bears the name of Erdwibalafelsen (Roche aux Fées).
2 possible accesses:
- park in the community of Ferrette car park (3A route de Lucelle) and take the red diamond trail along the road towards Sondersdorf. Allow 30 to 35 minutes to access the cave (1,8km).
- park in the Keucht car park located in the forest. Take the direction of Sondersdorf and, a little before the exit of the village, take on your left the forest path indicated by a wooden sign "Sentier des Nains". Continue to the car park located a few hundred meters further. From the car park, allow 15-20 minutes of walking on a beautiful path accessible by 4X4 stroller.
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the world of model trains is closed until further notice.
Come and discover a universe between real and imaginary! Dream settings, steam trains and many more ... magnificent little trains in 80 m² of superb landscapes!
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…
Reopening on June 02 during summer hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 14 p.m. continuously.
However, special instructions must be observed in order to guarantee optimal security:
7 visitors will be allowed in the premises at the same time
- Visiting time is limited 15 minutes per person.
- Le wearing a mask will be mandatory for anyone over 11 and children under this age must be accompanied by an adult.
- The loans will limited to 15 documents per person
- as part of subscription renewals, members will be asked favor payment by check.
- You will find all this information in the section below "TO DOWNLOAD"
In addition, due to the strict respect for barrier gestures, the numerous scheduled activities unfortunately had to be canceled for the entire duration of the summer period.
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.
Usual Loan Conditions
30 documents, all media combined, including:
* 1 video game maximum
* 3 DVD maximum
* 3 magazines maximum
Deadline: 20 working days
Number of reservations per card: 5
Due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the Fire Department Museum is closed until further notice
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 ...
The Electropolis Museum reopens on June 16.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 ...
Buy your tickets online: Zoo and Botanical Park ticket office
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.
Zébuland is a fleet of inflatable structures for young and old.
Access to structures in socks only.
Children evolve under the responsibility of the guides.
The price includes unlimited access for the day to the structures.
Free access for children under 2 and accompanying adults.
The park is closed in case of rain.