Half-day or full-day guides
Do you want a certified guide-lecturer to accompany you for a half day, a full day, or several days during your stay in Alsace?
We offer tailored solutions.
How to book?
- By telephone with the Tourist Office and Convention Bureau of Mulhouse and its region: +33 (0)3 89 35 47 42
- By fax at +33 (0)3 89 35 47 46
- By e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive a confirmation email.
The Tourist Office and Convention Bureau of Mulhouse and its region can provide guides for tours in French, German, English, Italian and Spanish upon request.
- 50 people maximum per group
- The guide’s services begin at the time fixed for the appointment. If the guide has to wait (30 minutes maximum), the waiting time is counted as part of their service time. The fees remain due if the tour is cancelled fewer than 24 hours before or in the event of a no-show.
- Please contact us if you are going to arrive late.
The appointment times and places are fixed to suit the group. There are two discovery trails to visit at your leisure, documents are available upon request from the Tourist Office: the Old Mulhouse trail and the 19th century trail, available in French, English and German.
(Also valid for the guided tour Wagner Eco-Quarter)
From the Place de la Réunion, the heart of the medieval city, which is still imbued with the atmosphere of the past, to the Rue du Sauvage, home to the first department stores at the end of the 19th century, come and discover the history of Mulhouse.
You will be won over by these old stones which tell of the city’s prosperity: the city wall in its bucolic setting, corporations’ headquarters, beautiful mansion houses, elegant industrial complexes, etc.
The Cité district of yesterday and today
Amble through the Cité, the most extensive urban development of the 19th century in Mulhouse, particularly innovative and having served as an example both in France and abroad. Built to house the workers of a city undergoing rapid industrial expansion, it still retains a certain charm with its ower bedecked gardens.
After a walk through its narrow passageways, you will come to what was once one of the agships of Mulhouse’s industry: DMC, nestling in greenery, will reveal its elegant buildings, mostly made of red brick. The journey will end at the Cité Manifeste built in 2005 and inspired by the historical quarter.
From the first factories to the industrial boom
Immerse yourself in the adventure of the textile industry, which made Mulhouse’s fortune.
This visit takes in the first textile factories which were established right at the heart of the city from 1746, in response to the demand for the fashionable brightly-coloured Indian cottons. You can admire the architecture of the elegant mansion houses, sometimes inspired by far-off lands, and the harmony of the buildings of the new districts created in the wake of the town’s industrial prosperity.
The painted walls with a story to tell!
Mulhouse’s history is also told on its walls! Dotted across the whole city, the painted walls are part of a long tradition, for as early as the 16th century, the city’s inhabitants could admire the magnificent painted facade of the Town Hall.
This is the departure point for an original walk taking in the painted walls of the past as well as more contemporary examples. They tell of the city’s history, its famous figures and much more.
The story began in 2011 when the city of Mulhouse responded to a call for projects from the Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing. Awarded Very High Energy Performance status, this quarter is a model of social housing renovation, created in consultation with the inhabitants. Living together, social mix, nature in the city and biodiversity are the key ideas behind this quarter. Stretching over almost 12,000m², the eco-quarter was designed as a garden of particular botanical and landscape interest.
Contemporary architecture, bioclimatic urbanism, High Environmental Quality buildings, the use of renewable energies, alternative and sustainable transport methods... Come and admire the innovative and exemplary character of the Wagner eco-quarter.
Visit the historic city centre and its prestigious monuments like the old city hall, a jewel of the Rhineland Renaissance, or the Saint-Etienne Temple, and discover the places and tiny streets that tell the tale of the first textile factories.
The town by bus or on foot
Delve deep into Mulhouse’s history on this trip: the workers’ estate, a major 19th Mulhouse urban project, the Rebberg area, a hill on which industrialists built amazing villas, old factories and conversions...
The tour ends with a walk through the old town.
The magic of Christmas
Strolling from square to square, through the different Christmas markets scented with the cinnamon and orange of the finely spiced mulled wines, come and discover the old centre. You will be immersed in all the traditions of a typically Rhenish Christmas.