Alsace Daytrips from La Petite Pierre Hotels
Northern Alsace may seem like a less touristy area, but there are lots of interesting things to do there.
It's only about an hour and a half from the Colmar area (depending on exactly where you are going).
Distances given are the approximate distances from La Petite Pierre.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
12 miles/20 km
is the name of a small village and its 13th century castle. Unlike
most of the castles in Alsace, it was not destroyed by Louis XIV and the
30 Years War, but it was damaged by the Franco Prussian War in 1870.
It has been renovated and is available for visiting most of the year.
14 miles/22 km
has a very long and interesting history. There have been people living
here since the Celts. You'll find remnants from the Celts and the
Romans as well as a chateau and a medieval castle all within walking
distance of each other.
Saint Louis Arzviller
16 miles/26 km
Louis Arzviller is the location of what could be described as a "boat
lift" or "boat escalator". It's the only one of its kind in Europe.
It's great for kids and there is a summer luge run nearby that your
family will love!
18 miles/30 km
than being just another adorable village in Alsace, you can find the
oldest (and still standing) basilica in Alsace in Marmoutier. It was
originally built in the 600s. Of course it's been repaired and enlarged
over the centuries, but it's still a rare find. You can tour its
cellars by reservation.
Niederbronn les Bains*
20 miles/33 km
Niederbronn les Bains
as you might guess from the name is the source of a natural mineral
spring. People have been coming here since Roman times. If you've
never been to a French natural spring, here's your chance to relax a
little and experience something new and different...
25 miles/41 km
is considered to be the first stop on the Alsatian wine road (or the
last stop depending on which direction you are going). It's a beautiful
village not far from Strasbourg and every year the town puts on a
traditional Alsatian wedding on the 14th and 15th of August.
25 miles/40 km
was an important village in the high middle ages (1100s-1300s). The
Holy Roman Emperor at the time Frederick Barbarossa built city walls, a
castle and many other buildings. Like most of Alsace, many buildings
were destroyed by Louis XIV and the 30 Years War but like most of Alsace
there is still a lot to see.
Accommodation in La Petite Pierre
Au Lion d'Or
Au Lion d'Or could be considered one of the smaller La Petite Pierre hotels or a large bed and breakfast. Beautiful
views, nice rooms, even a small spa (with treatment rooms, a small
swimming pool, and jacuzzi) at a reasonable price. And if you're coming
during winter, there is skiing very nearby.
If you're looking at La Petite Pierre hotels for a relaxing French
spa experience surrounded by nature, this one might be for you... It is
not the hotel for someone trying to keep to a budget, but the prices
are not extravagant either. It's just a few kilometers (approximately 1 mile) outside of La Petite Pierre.
Hotel des Vosges
If you're looking for La Petite Pierre hotels with an old fashioned
Alsatian style decor, this is the hotel for you. There is a choice of
basic or beautifully decorated rooms. Some rooms with a great view. Spa
facilities, breakfast and restaurant available.
Hotel Aux Trois Roses
Hotel aux Trois Roses is the budget hotel of the La Petite Pierre hotels. A
bit outdated, but clean. Nothing remarkable, but nothing to complain
about for the price if you're looking to stick to a budget.