Balgau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Balgau in Haut-Rhin

Photo is of Neuf-Brisach at 10 km from Balgau

Visit Balgau: highlights and tourist information

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Balgau is situated in the Haut-Rhin department and Grand-Est region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Balgau in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Neuf-Brisach at 10 km and Ottmarsheim at 15 km.

Balgau, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 10 km (direction )

Neuf-Brisach is unique in being a town that was entirely designed by Vauban, an...

See Neuf-Brisach guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

The Abbey church of Ottmarsheim is said to be the oldest church in Alsace,...

See Ottmarsheim guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The Ecomuseum at Ungershim is a fascinating reconstruction of an entire medieval Alsace village...

See Ungersheim guide


at 18 km (direction west)

Perhaps less exceptional than some Alsace towns we still enjoyed exploring the centre of...

See Rouffach guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

Of the many beautiful traditional villages in Alsace, Eguisheim is one of our favourites...

See Eguisheim guide


at 22 km (direction north-west)

The medieval centre of Colmar, with brightly painted half-timbered houses along the canalside, is...

See Colmar guide


at 23 km (direction west)

In Soultz-Haut-Rhin an unusual characteristic is that many of the old houses are in...

See Soultz-Haut-Rhin guide


at 24 km (direction west)

In Guebwilller it is the part of the town along the canal and also...

See Guebwiller guide


at 24 km (direction south-west)

Often ignored as an 'industrial town' Mulhouse actually has an attractive centre around the...

See Mulhouse guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

There is lots of interest to see here in Turckheim, one of the prettiest...

See Turckheim guide
Murbach abbey

Murbach abbey

Abbey at 28 km (direction west)

The remains of the abbey at Murbach, the surrounding gardens and its position in...

See Murbach abbey guide


at 31 km (direction north-west)

The historic centre of Kaysersberg is very attractive, and the half-timbered houses along the...

See Kaysersberg guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-west)

Riquewihr is very lovely and has less to undermine its medieval charm than almost...

See Riquewihr guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

Munster was very badly damaged during the First World War but careful renovation means...

See Munster guide

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Map of places to visit near Balgau


Markets in and near Balgau

  • Wittenheim: market Friday (19km)
  • Colmar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • Rixheim: market Thursday (23km)
  • Soultz-Haut-Rhin: market Wednesday & Wednesday & (23km)
  • Riedisheim: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Mulhouse: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Guebwiller: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Wittelsheim: market Thursday (26km)
  • Turckheim: market Friday (27km)
  • Cernay: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)

More information about Balgau, Alsace

Tourist attractions near Balgau, France

What to do at Balgau? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Balgau.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Thann (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Marseillaise (24km)
  • Parc Alfred-Wallach (25km)
  • Parc botanique de Mulhouse (25km)
  • Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr (29km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim (38km)
  • Parc de Wesserling (40km)
  • Jardin d'altitude du Haut-Chitelet (42km)
  • Roseraie du Chatelet (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hohneck (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Sausheim (20km)
  • Soultzmatt (23km)
  • Marckolsheim (27km)
  • Ribeauville (34km)
  • Bergheim (34km)
  • Huningue (37km)
  • Diebolsheim (42km)
  • Hirtzbach (44km)
  • Masevaux (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse (25km)
  • Cigoland (38km)

Geography and distances

Balgau is in the north-east of France at 22 kilometres from Colmar, the department capital (general information: Balgau is 397 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balgau

Canton: Neuf-Brisach

Arrondissement: Colmar

Department: Haut-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 68740

Distance to Balgau

from Colmar (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 397 km

from Calais: 531 km

from Nice: 470 km

from Bordeaux: 710 km

from Strasbourg: 75 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris or drive from one of the channel port - Calais and Dunkirk are around 6 hours distance. For driving distances to Balgau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blodelsheim, Dessenheim, Fessenheim, Geiswasser, Heiteren, Nambsheim, Roggenhouse and Rustenhart.

This page in French: Visiter Balgau