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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.


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.

  • Landskron Castle

    Landskron Castle

  • Landskron Castle

    Landskron Castle

Perched in the Alsatian Jura, a stone's throw from the village of Leymen and Switzerland, the Landskron castle overlooks the entire valley.
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.
  • Morimont Castle

    Morimont Castle

  • Morimont Castle

    Morimont Castle

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.

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!
  • Cave of the Dwarfs of FERRETTE

    Cave of the Dwarfs of FERRETTE

  • Cave of the Dwarfs of FERRETTE

    Cave of the Dwarfs of FERRETTE

The Dwarven Cave is above all a place of legend where can be practiced climbing.

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…

  • Altkirch media library

    Altkirch media library

30 visitors are now allowed to enter the premises at the same time, for a period of 30 minutes per person.

The wearing of the mask remains mandatory for anyone over 11 years old and children under this age must absolutely be accompanied by an adult. Borrowings are always limited to 15 documents per person.

As part of subscription renewals, members are asked to favor payment by check.


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

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 ...
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.
Located a few minutes from the city center, the Zoological and Botanical Park covers 25 ha and welcomes in an exceptional natural setting more than 1200 animals of 170 different species and 3500 species and variety of plants. It is a real place to walk and observe the flora and fauna. The Park holds the national label "Remarkable Garden" thanks to the richness of its botanical collections. Colors and scents are displayed in these gardens, changing with the seasons. The Zoological and Botanical Park is also committed to the preservation of biodiversity and has participated for more than 30 years in the safeguarding of endangered animal and plant species, within the framework of international programs.
Buy your tickets online: Zoo and Botanical Park ticket office
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.
About twenty minutes by TER Alsace from Saint-Louis station. The Basel Zoo, one of the most popular excursions, is definitely worth a visit.
In summer, the park invites you to stroll outdoors and in winter you can observe the animals up close in their respective buildings. Those who are interested in the seabed will discover in the vivarium many maritime species.
One of the highlights of the zoo is undoubtedly the recently built "Gamgoas" lion enclosure and the recently opened monkey house.

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