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Are you planning a stay or a weekend in the Alsace region, more precisely in the Haut-Rhin, but not necessarily in Strasbourg? Even if this department is one of the smallest in France, it is full of heritage and historical wonders. Between Colmar, Riquewihr, Mulhouse, Guebwiller...you will surely find the ideal place for your family vacation, alone, with friends or as a couple.
So discover without further ado our selection of the must-sees. Romanticism, history, greed, well-being or luxury will be the key words of your escapade in the Haut-Rhin.
Once you have booked your room or suite in your spa hotel, it is time to worry about your program. Don't worry, to make it easier for you, we have found some ideas for activities to do. Wine route, charming colorful and flowery villages, museums, vineyards...you get the idea, this corner of France is full of nuggets and especially of sublime spa hotels.
The department of Haut-Rhin is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway.
Of course, we can't talk about the Haut-Rhin without advising you to stop in the city of Colmar. You will undoubtedly fall under the charm of this pretty Alsatian city. Flowered and colored half-timbered houses, bridges, canals...here is probably the most romantic city of the Grand-Est. If you are visiting in December, don't miss the magic of the famous Christmas market.
After this discovery, head for the countryside! Escape to the Mont-Sainte Odile or to the Ballon des Vosges Regional Park. Finally, to admire breathtaking landscapes, go on the route des Crêtes. There, you will cross the Col du Calvaire, the Col de la Schlucht or the Hohneck, go around the Lac Blanc, or climb the highest peak of the Vosges massif, the Grand Ballon.
The Haut-Rhin department is full of establishments with spas. But with the multitude of offers available on the internet, the search for the rare pearl can be a real ordeal. The Unique Hôtel Spa team has therefore set itself the challenge of finding you the most beautiful structures with spas. And the challenge has been met! We present to you the spa hotels that you must try if you are planning a trip to the Haut-Rhin. Whether you are more of a jacuzzi, swimming pool, hammam, sauna, indoor or outdoor pool or prefer to relax with massages or treatments...you will inevitably find what suits you. Just follow us!
Of course, we are sure that if you are in the Haut-Rhin, you will not miss to make a small stop in Colmar to discover the famous district of the Little Venice. But don't forget that vacations or weekends are also made for resting! So after visiting the city, head to the Spa by Clarins at the Esquisse Hotel & Spa. Experience a unique moment in a warm atmosphere by taking advantage of the 15m² heated indoor pool, 4 Jacuzzis, a sauna, a hammam, massage cabins, a solarium, a rest room and an herbal tea room. This relaxation area also offers a fitness room or customized Clarins treatments such as the Balancing Massage with Tonic or Relaxing Essential Oils or the Relaxing Aroma Facial Care.
If you have decided to travel the Alsace wine route by bike or by car and need to take a "relaxation" break along the way, we recommend that you stop not far from Guebwiller. Near this city located at the foot of the Grand Ballon, the highest peak of the Vosges mountains, are many starred establishments with spa in the middle of nature. Cross the threshold of the Hotel & Spa Les Violettes (4 stars) and give yourself a moment out of time by taking advantage of the sauna, hammam, laconium, jacuzzi, salt grotto or the heated outdoor pool. The hotel Le Saint-Barnabé in Buhl, the Domaine du Hirtz or the hotel le Clos des Sources Thannenkirch also offer many services dedicated to relaxation and care.
Well-being facilities such as the Hôtel des Berges, a 5-star establishment between Colmar and Strasbourg in Illhaeusern, the Chateau d'Isenbourg & Spa, the spa hotel Mulhouse Nord Best Western Plus Au Cheval Blanc or the Golden Tulip Mulhouse Basel also have relaxation areas and outstanding treatments. You will find jacuzzi, sauna, hammam and much more depending on the hotel with spa where you will have put your luggage.
The Haut-Rhin has a remarkable cultural and historical offer. We will show you the places that are worth a visit.
Discover the history of Alsace and the Haut-Rhin by visiting its numerous museums. Among them, we really recommend you to push the doors of the Automobile and Railway museum in Mulhouse, the Unterlinden museum or the Ecomuseum of Alsace in Ungersheim.
Let's continue this escapade on the road of wines and charming villages. Whether in Munster, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé, Eguisheim, Ammerschwihr or Guebwiller, you will admire beautiful colored houses, unique places full of history, culture and gastronomy. What to leave with beautiful pictures and memories full of head.
You are about to take the road to the Haut-Rhin for a weekend or a stay? Your bags are packed but you don't know which cities and activities to choose? Here are our ideas for a tour in this multifaceted territory.
15 kilometers from Colmar, we suggest you stay a few nights in one of the rooms or suites of the Resort Barrière Ribeauvillé hotel. This 4-star spa hotel offers a decor inspired by its environment. Book a garden room or a room with a breathtaking view of the vineyards. But that's not all. To ensure that your stay is as pleasant as possible, this hotel offers a wide range of services. In addition to the restaurants and bars, you can enjoy a 3,600 m² relaxation area.
Good to know: If you want to spend a few nights in this establishment, special rates are available for stays of three nights or more. This is the B READY offer you don't want to miss!
After your arrival in the Haut-Rhin or your first night in your hotel and spa in Ribeauvillé or in the surrounding area, we suggest that you set out to discover the charming town of Colmar. In the morning, walk, ride a horse-drawn carriage, a boat or a small train through the historic district. Don't miss a tour of the picturesque Little Venice area. You will admire beautiful half-timbered houses, flowering bridges and remarkable buildings. The lunch break is coming. We recommend you to have lunch in a gastronomic restaurant of the city and to taste the culinary specialties of this territory. In the afternoon, head for the Unterlinden Museum, one of the most visited museums of fine arts in the province. In the evening, to end your beautiful day, relax in the wellness center of your establishment.
For your second day on Alsatian soil, head for the medieval city of Riquewihr, located in the heart of the Alsatian vineyards. It is one of the villages classified among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France". For a day, stroll through the cobbled streets, observe the half-timbered houses, visit the Dolder Museum or walk up the Rue du Général de Gaulle.
The Haut-Rhin is a destination steeped in history that is suitable for all types of stays. Whether you are a couple, a family, alone or with friends, you are sure to find the spa hotel and activities that suit you. One thing is sure, you will leave with unforgettable memories. Don't wait any longer to book a room or a suite in an exceptional spa hotel or Relais & Château in the Haut-Rhin.
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