Situated in the heart of Alsace, “La Contrie” is a perfect departure point for visiting the surrounding region.
Come and discover the beauty of Strasbourg, the capital of Europe, situated a few kilometres away, with its European institutions, its Christmas market and its world-famous cathedral.
Another worthy treasure of the region, the Haut-Koenigsbourg Castle, dating back from the 12th century and entirely refurbished. We may also mention the famous road of the Alsacian wines called “la route des vins d’Alsace” at the border of the Haut-Rhin and the Bas-Rhin.
Without forgetting the charming typical villages nearby (Colmar, Obernai, Andlau, Riquewhir, Ribeauvillé, etc…).
The Vosges mountains are at easy access (the climatic resorts of the Hohwald, Donon, le Champ du Feu…) as well as many ski slopes. Come and spend an enjoyable day at lake Gérardmer with its linen shops and linen factories (Garnier-Thiébaut, Le Jacquart Français, Linvosges…)
The Alsace/Lorraine memorial is situated a few kilometres away from Schirmeck and the concentration/internment camp (2nd world war) can be found at Struthof.
For the gourmets, taste the local delights in Michelin-starred restaurants 30 km from Villé.
- L’auberge de l’Ill (3 stars) at Illhauesern, 26 km away.
- La fourchette des Ducs (2 stars) at Obernai (on the famous wine route) also 26 km away.
Discover the pâtisserie Pfister, a highly renowned care shop in the heart of the village – a paradise of sweet foods, a festival for the eyes and taste buds!
Arround the town can also be found several farms which specialise in local farmhouse cooking:
- La ferme-auberge du Manou at Steige (7 km)
- La ferme auberge in th Kreuzweg pass (specialises in duck)
- La ferme auberge Irrkrut (in the Fouchy pass, Villé)
Sports and leisure
Freshen up and change your thoughts hiking, trying out the “fitness trail” or mountain bike riding.
There’s the possibility of hiring sports equipment at “Intersport” in Villé 500 m from our home.
In winter, we provide ski shoes and skis for taking on the “grande randonnée” or GR whose one departure point is situated right next to “La Contrie”.
If you prefer horse-riding, don’t miss the Equivallée equestrian center at Albé (3km), or the Western Alsace equestrian center at Lalaye (5 km)
At 3 km from Villé, come and appreciate the Aquavallée Nautical Center, Aquavallée Nautical Center with its swimming pools and health spa.
Amenities include: swimming pools (sport and leisure), a counter-current pool (swim spa), a geyser, massage pool, a slide, a paddling pool and a mini-golf.
The health spa provides a sauna, hammam with multi-jet shower, relaxation lounge and fitness center.
For sports lovers and thrill seekers :
- A tennis court football pitch and basketball court (3 km).
- Paragliding club at Breitenbach (5 km)
- The Alsace aventure park (tree climbing) at Kreuzweg pass (14 km).
Slightly farther away, on the German side of the border via the Rhinau ferry crossing, come and discover Europa Park, a fabulous theme park at Rust (48 km).