Sightseeing between Colmar and Mulhouse in Alsace


In Alsace, Easter is sacred and not only for the chocolate! It is the end of Lent and one of the most representative festivities of Alsatian traditions. It boasts an unbelievable number of activations and manifestations.

Easter celebrates the passion of Christ and his resurrection for the salvation of mankind. During these Easter festivities typical culinary specialties are offered like leg of lamb and Lamala (sort of a brioche shaped like a lamb). The Easter trees are decorated, a bit like the Christmas trees, but with eggs to replace the Christmas balls and special decorations that can be found on the Easter markets or which you can learn to use during special workshops.
The children participate in egg hunting, to gather a maximum of chocolates hidden by the Easter Bunny. Because in Alsace it is, of course, a rabbit that breeds the eggs in such a way that the bells of Rome do not have to come, as in the rest of France, to supply tons of chocolate.

A getaway to the heart of nature

Benefit from the unlimited access to the Spa that is offered to you during your stay at the l'Hôtel & Spa Les Violettes**** to relax and rest in an elegant environment. There are numerous treatments with upscale facilities: wellness guaranteed!

A stay at l'Hôtel & Spa Les Violettes**** will immerse you in the Alsatian nature whose scenery is full of character and charm that you can discover between forests, lakes,vineyards and small valleys, which make up the beauty and reputation of the region.

The hotel overlooks the valley of Thierenbach and offers a breathtaking view of the Notre-Dame de Thierenbach basilica, listed as a historical monument and a pilgrimage centre.

Sports lovers will appreciate the hiking or biking trails in the nature around the property, as well as the golf courses and the fishing ponds. Excursions to the forest or in a horse-drawn carriage guarantee a change in scenery!

You will also discover the famous wine route of Alsace, an exceptional itinerary to meet wine growers who produce savoury wines which are appreciated throughout the world.. This route links Mulhouse to Marlenheim, viaGuebwiller and Soultz, and lets you discover Grands Crus which will be a real delight: tastings are proposed in many cellars. Don’t forget visits to typical and flowered villages, full of charm thanks to period half-timbered houses.

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Map of the Alsace Wine Route close to Les Violettes Hotel and Spa

Urban discoveries

L'Hôtel & Spa Les Violettes**** will be the ideal starting point to discover Mulhouse and Colmar, both situated at approximately 25 km. Benefit from the calm of the property and its proximity to these two cities to enjoy urban getaways.

The discreet Colmar, between Strasbourg and Mulhouse, possesses numerous charms that it reveals to its visitors during walks through the history-laden quarters: half-timbered houses in the Old Town, the imposing Gothic style Cathedral and the Little Venice quarter, crossed by a river flowing between typical Alsatian and flowered houses …

In the south of the region, Mulhouse will surprise you with its history and important cultural heritage. Labelled City of Arts and History, it boasts numerous riches: the Saint-Etienne temple – the highest protestant monument in France, the ancient fortifications and the Bollwerk and Nessel towers , inherited from the Middle Ages, the Cité de l’Automobile – the largest automobile museum in the world – and the Cité du Train – the largest railway museum in Europe…

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A little farther away


Cité de l’automobile – National Museum Schlumpf Collection Mulhouse 25 km
  Ecomuseum of AlsaceUngersheim 11km
EDF Electropolis MuseumMulhouse 25km
Unterlinden MuseumColmar 25 km
Bartholdi MuseumColmar 25 km
Le paradis des sources Soultzmatt 17km
Haut – KoenigsbourgOrschwiller- 62km
Textile MuseumHusseren-Wesserling 35 km
Château du HohlandsbourgWintzenheim- 32km


Basilica in Thierenbach300 M
 HartmannswillerkopfSoultz 19 km
 Stork Reintroduction CentreWuenheim 2 km
La Cave du Viel ArmandSoultz – Wunheim 3km
Musée du Florival(Théodore Deck Collection)Guebwiller 5km
Château Musée du BucheneckSoultz 4 km
La Nef des JouetsSoultz 4 km
Le Viel Armand Uffholtz  11km


The Park of the Little PrinceUngersheim 11km
Reintroduction CentreHunawhir 45km
La Volerie des AiglesKintzheim 60km
Montagne des Singes (Monkey Mountain)Kintzheim 60km
Vivarium du MoulinLautenbach-Zell 13km
Europa Parc Europa-Park-Straße-Rust Germany 106km
Alsace adventure parkBreitenbach 80km
The Grand Ballon d'Alsace29 km
Kruth Lake Kruth 40km
Ballon d’AlsaceSewen 58km