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Barr tourism and travel guide

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Visit Barr: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Less visited than many, Barr is something of an undiscovered gem among the popular Alsace villages

Barr is situated in the Bas-Rhin department and Grand-Est region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Barr. For detailed visitor information see the Barr travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau d'Andlau at 2 km and Mont-Sainte-Odile at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Barr, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Barr in Grand-Est.

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

Mittelbergheim

Mittelbergheim

Most Beautiful Village at 1 km (direction south-east)

Mittelbergheim is one of several Alsave villages classed among the most beautiful...

See Mittelbergheim guide
Chateau d'Andlau

Chateau d'Andlau

Castle at 2 km (direction west-south-west)

It is the views as much as the castle itself...

See Chateau d'Andlau guide
Mont-Sainte-Odile

Mont-Sainte-Odile

at 4 km (direction north-west)

Mont-Saint-Odile is a very popular pilgrimage destination, and has been since...

See Mont-Sainte-Odile guide
Epfig

Epfig

at 6 km (direction south-south-east)

After exploring Epfig village be sure to visit the 11th century...

See Epfig guide
 
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Obernai

Obernai

at 7 km (direction north-east)

Obernai is perhaps the town in Alsace that has best preserved its...

See Obernai guide
Rosheim

Rosheim

at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

The roman style church is one highlight in Rosheim, and the...

See Rosheim guide
Ebersmunster

Ebersmunster

at 12 km (direction south-east)

The remarkable baroque style Abbey Church of Ebersmunster is...

See Ebersmunster guide
Le Struthof

Le Struthof

at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

Le Struthof is the only Nazi Concentration camp to have been...

See Le Struthof guide
Molsheim

Molsheim

at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

Although Molsheim is now quite a large town it is the small...

See Molsheim guide
Selestat

Selestat

at 16 km (direction south)

One interesting feature of Selestat is the very wide...

See Selestat guide
Kintzheim

Kintzheim

at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

As well as the village itself there are several popular...

See Kintzheim guide
Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Castle at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

The substantial Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg is one of the most...

See Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg guide
Bergheim

Bergheim

at 23 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haut-Rhin department

The original fortified walls still surround the very picturesque village...

See Bergheim guide
Ribeauville

Ribeauville

at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haut-Rhin department

The traditional coloured houses and the castle poised high above the town...

See Ribeauville guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bas-Rhin

Map of places to visit near Barr

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Markets in and near Barr

Market days in Barr: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Barr: market Saturday (0km)
  • Obernai: market Thursday (7km)
  • Ville: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Benfeld: market Monday (12km)
  • Molsheim: market Monday (15km)
  • Selestat: market Tuesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Erstein: market Thursday (17km)
  • Rothau: market Saturday (18km)
  • Schirmeck: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Illkirch-Graffenstaden: market Saturday (25km)

More information about Barr, Alsace

Tourist attractions near Barr, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine du Windeck (6km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim (17km)
  • Jardin du chateau de Kolbsheim (21km)
  • Le jardin de Marguerite (23km)
  • Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr (30km)
  • Jardin botanique de l'université de Strasbourg (30km)
  • Jardins de Callunes (32km)
  • Jardin botanique du col de Saverne (38km)
  • Jardin de l'Escalier (42km)
  • Jardin d'altitude du Haut-Chitelet (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Champ du Feu (12km)
  • Hohneck (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Itterswiller (5km)
  • Diebolsheim (21km)
  • Bergheim (23km)
  • Ribeauville (25km)
  • Marckolsheim (28km)
  • Bischheim (33km)
  • Drusenheim (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Cigoland (16km)
  • Parc animalier de Sainte-Croix (57km)
 
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Geography and distances

Barr is in the north-east of France at 31 kilometres from Strasbourg, the department capital (general information: Barr is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barr

Canton: Barr

Arrondissement: Sélestat-Erstein

Department: Bas-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 67140

Distance to Barr

from Strasbourg (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 377 km

from Calais: 491 km

from Nice: 523 km

from Bordeaux: 729 km

from Strasbourg: 30 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Paris or drive from one of the channel ports such as Calais or Dunkirk (allow around 6 hours) For driving distances to Barr from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andlau, Bernardswiller, Bernardville, Bourgheim, Eichhoffen, Epfig, Gertwiller, Goxwiller, Heiligenstein, Itterswiller, Mittelbergheim, Nothalten, Reichsfeld, Saint-Nabor, Saint-Pierre, Stotzheim and Zellwiller.

This page in French: Visiter Barr

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