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Camping in the Haut-Rhin, mountain landscapes and colourful villages

Colmar dans le Haut-Rhin
Colmar dans le Haut-Rhin


The Haut-Rhin occupies the southern part of Alsace. Composed of natural parts, the Ried and the Hardt in the east, the Hautes-Vosges in the west and the Alsatian Jura in the south, it is a territory of character for mountain and nature lovers in general. But the Haut-Rhin reconciles everyone with its pretty flowered villages, its famous wine and gastronomy. All the assets are gathered here to make your camping stay an unforgettable moment.

Campsites in Haut-Rhin

For a successful stay without any unpleasant surprises, 60 campsites in the Haut-Rhin are available to make your holiday easier and to enable you to choose your accommodation according to your criteria. For this, we have made a small selection: Camping de l'Ill - Colmar *** is located two kilometres from the town centre of Colmar and welcomes you in the middle of nature and on the banks of the river. The Suzel campsite ****, 10 kms from Colmar, has a heated outdoor swimming pool and a paddling pool in a green environment. Au Relais du Grand Ballon *** campsite in Geishouse, located in the mountains and in a natural park.

Must-sees in the Upper Rhine

Logically linked to the famous Wine Route as it is the capital of Alsace wines, the old town of Colmar has kept its typical Alsatian style and of course its traditions, starting with the 13th and 14th century collegiate church of Saint Martin. Colmar is also a city where it is good to stroll to discover the different districts. Like that of the Tanners and its high houses where the skins were dried in the attic in the past. Or that of the Little Venice, poetic and picturesque, which you can explore by boat to see the colourful half-timbered houses, the pretty bridges over the Lauch, the stained walls of the Quai de la Poissonnerie, in a playful and romantic way. Finally, the Unterlinden Museum, dedicated to Rhenish art, is a must-see in the city.

We love the Ecomuseum of Alsace! In its 25-hectare park located in Ungersheim, it has the air of an amusement park with its boat or cart rides, its traditional festivals, its animations which aim to make you discover the life of the inhabitants of the countryside at the beginning of the 20th century in an open air space where old villages have been reconstituted. A real success for this incomparable place which should please the whole family.

Mulhouse is also a city where it is good to stroll around with the Place de la Réunion where you can find old houses, the Saint-Etienne temple and its beautiful stained glass windows, the colourful town hall in Renaissance style... But Mulhouse is first and foremost known for its technical museums such as the French Railway Museum, the Electropolis Museum on the history of electricity or the National Automobile Museum for all those who are not indifferent to beautiful cars.

Like Colmar, the beautiful village of Kaysersberg is another stop on the Wine Route. The fortified bridge, the castle ruins, the cobbled streets and the old timber-framed houses are an essential stopover.

Another nugget of the wine route, the village of Riquewihr is nestled at the bottom of a valley backed by the mountain, which is certainly a first asset of seduction. The architecture of its medieval town, which seems to have come straight out of the past, is very well preserved and superb, with its old half-timbered houses and its pretty little streets. No less than 40 monuments listed as Historic Monuments are listed here. It is not for nothing that Riquewihr is nicknamed the pearl of the vineyards.

Finally, if you want to see beautiful mountain scenery in the Haut-Rhin, then the summit of the Hohneck will please you! A natural site culminating at more than 1360 metres, it is located in the superb Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park and offers a spectacular view of the entire Vosges. An orientation table will help you to identify the different sites whose summits you will see.


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