Houssen tourism and travel guide

Photo of Houssen in Haut-Rhin

Photo is of Colmar at 5 km from Houssen

Visit Houssen: highlights and tourist information

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Houssen 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 Houssen in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Colmar at 5 km and Riquewihr at 8 km.

Houssen, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Colmar guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Riquewihr guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction north-west)

In the heart of the Alsace wine region you should visit Hunawihr, now listed...

See Hunawihr guide


at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Turckheim guide


at 9 km (direction west)

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

See Kaysersberg guide


at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bergheim guide


at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See Ribeauville guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction south-west)

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

See Eguisheim guide
Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg

Castle at 14 km (direction north-north-west), in the Bas-Rhin department

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

See Chateau du Haut-Koenigsbourg guide


at 15 km (direction north-north-west), in the Bas-Rhin department

As well as the village itself there are several popular attractions close to Kientzheim...

See Kientzheim guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Neuf-Brisach guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-east), in the Bas-Rhin department

One interesting feature of Selestat is the very wide range of architectural styles seen...

See Selestat guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Rouffach guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-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 Houssen


Markets in and near Houssen

  • Colmar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (5km)
  • Riquewihr: market Friday (7km)
  • Kaysersberg: market Monday & Friday (9km)
  • Ribeauville: market Saturday (9km)
  • Turckheim: market Friday (9km)
  • Selestat: market Tuesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Munster: market Saturday (20km)
  • Ville: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Guebwiller: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Soultz-Haut-Rhin: market Wednesday & Wednesday & (29km)

More information about Houssen, Alsace

Tourist attractions near Houssen, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine de Schoppenwihr (5km)
  • Parc du château de Kintzheim (15km)
  • Parc de la Marseillaise (27km)
  • Jardin d'altitude du Haut-Chitelet (29km)
  • Jardins de Callunes (37km)
  • Domaine du Windeck (37km)
  • Parc de Wesserling (39km)
  • Parc Alfred-Wallach (43km)
  • Parc botanique de Mulhouse (43km)
  • Le jardin de Marguerite (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hohneck (29km)
  • Champ du Feu (31km)
  • Ballon d'Alsace (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ribeauville (9km)
  • Bergheim (9km)
  • Marckolsheim (13km)
  • Soultzmatt (21km)
  • Itterswiller (27km)
  • Diebolsheim (28km)
  • Sausheim (37km)
  • Masevaux (48km)
  • Rougegoutte (59km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Cigoland (15km)
  • Parc zoologique et botanique de Mulhouse (43km)

Geography and distances

Houssen is in the north-east of France at 5 kilometres from Colmar, the department capital (general information: Houssen is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Houssen

Canton: Andolsheim

Arrondissement: Colmar

Department: Haut-Rhin

Region: Alsace

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 68125

Distance to Houssen

from Colmar (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 507 km

from Nice: 492 km

from Bordeaux: 710 km

from Strasbourg: 58 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 Houssen from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beblenheim, Bennwihr, Bischwihr, Colmar, Fortschwihr, Holtzwihr, Horbourg-Wihr, Ingersheim, Mittelwihr, Ostheim, Riedwihr, Riquewihr, Sigolsheim, Wickerschwihr and Zellenberg.

This page in French: Visiter Houssen