Le Gîte de la Vallée - Barr - Alsace

Places of interest...

The Abbey at Mont St. Odile

The Abbey at Mont St. Odile will amaze you with its extraordinary views and its exceptional natural and archaeological environment, with marked paths for hikers, places that invite meditation and areas set aside for seminars, all in a convivial atmosphere.

The Eagle Park

The Eagle Park gives visitors a unique opportunity to observe and admire the most beautiful and largest raptors in the world, both in flight and at very close range, in an impressive show where emotions run high and a sensational experience is guaranteed.

Monkey Mountain

At Monkey Mountain, the Barbary Macaques reign supreme. Enter the park and feel privileged to witness this fascinating animal society which evolves almost exactly as it would in the Wild. There are no cages or barriers, just monkeys wandering freely as they have done since 1969.

The Château of Haut-Koenigsbourg

Come and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages at this fortified castle, restored at the start of the 20th century. Take a stroll in the citadel, exactly as it was on the eve of the Thirty Years War (1618-1648).

Colmar, the Capital of Central Alsace

Come and experience one of the largest pedestrian zones in Europe. With a rich heritage ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, renowned museums, fine wines and excellent food, Colmar, the capital of Central Alsace, awaits you.

Centre for the Re-introduction of Storks and Otters

The park is a permanent home to more than 150 storks, including 20 nesting pairs. The storks fly freely in a natural environment, and, whatever the time of year, there is always some kind of activity in the park; nest building, mating, feeding and rearing the young.

The Humanist Library

The Humanist Library is located in the historic centre of the town of Sélestat, near the church of St. George (13th-15th century), the Roman church of St. Foy (12th century) and the urban residence of the Abbots of Ebersmunster, built in the early 16th century.

Strasbourg, the European Capital

With its monumental cathedral featuring carvings as delicate as any piece of lacework, Strasbourg is one of Europe's most attractive cities. Thanks to the richness and sheer density of its heritage sites, the entire town has been listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Strasbourg is definitely worth a visit to discover its history, its cuisine and its unique atmosphere.