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Mulhouse Christmas Market

Mulhouse carnaval posterMulhouse Carnaval (68 Haut-Rhin, Grand Est) 7 – 10 March 2019 – the city holds a Carnaval with an international atmosphere, being so close to the border with Switzerland (Basel) and Germany (Freiburg) – see

Mulhouse Christmas Market (68 Haut-Rhin, Grand Est) 24 November – 27 December 2018

Set in the historic heart of the city Mulhouse is the home to an impressive Christmas Market that has maintained its authenticity in a prestigious setting on the Place de la Réunion. Mulhouse offers a typical Alsatian market with half-timbered stalls featuring exceptional fabric and other French products. Sip spice-scented mulled wine and nibble on festive gormet treats such as “bredele” (small typically Alsatian cakes) or Christmas biscuits whilst shopping.

Mulhouse has a tradition of producing high quality fabrics and every year a special Christmas fabric inspired by the collections kept at the Museum of Printing Fabrics is produced to dress the City Hall and façades of the Place de la Réunion, the pedestrian streets and chalets on the Christmas market.

In the historical centre of Mulhouse there will be a traditional Village of Arts and Crafts.
Customs and traditions of the “Pearl of the Danube” will have the place of honour. Let yourself be tempted by the pleasures and wealth of the Hungarian culture. (2008)

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B&B Le Peonia

In Mulhouse try the B&B Le Peonia, a 19th-Century mansion with elegant décor and a terrace. The railway station is just 550 yards away,

by Train/TGV  to Mulhouse with

Alsace at its creative best
Renowned for its rich industrial past and its successful adaptation to the modern day, Mulhouse is a thriving town which has become a marvellous source of knowledge and curiosity. You’ll be surprised to find so many technical museums here, whose reputations extend far beyond France’s borders.

You can also take advantage of your stay in Mulhouse to enjoy a stroll in the old town. Discover the cosmopolitan atmosphere in this former textile town, with its remarkable heritage sites. A “must” to really soak up the atmosphere in what is commonly referred to as the “Manchester of France”.

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