For this post, I invited Nathalie and Marie-Eve from the blog My Mulhouse to talk to us about a few unusual places in their town, Mulhouse. Here are their favorites! 

Forget all clichés you might have about Mulhouse and discover an appealing town : as a « capital » of graffiti artists and vegans, up from above from its belvédère and from inside its market.

Le Quai des Pêcheurs : street art has a place for its expression!


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When you arrive there for the first time, you don't really know where you are. Out of the agitation of the grand boulevard and entering a dead end... on one side the « graffiti wall » and on the other the Ill canal. This is the uniqueness of this place: you can come here to enjoy the water running downhill, trees, singing birds... or the graffitis on the wall. :-)

The Quai des Pêcheurs is particularly lively during the Jam Session of the festival BOZAR during spring: renowned graffiti artists are invited to entirely redecorate the wall. It's a very cool thing to see!

Mulhouse also has other places, including the M.U.R., where artists can express their talent and get their message across. However, this one is the longest!

I liked

  • the mix of street art and nature
  • the talent of graffiti artists

I liked a little less

  • It's nice to see passing by, but it's not somewhere you would stay the whole afternoon (except special event).

Practical information

Opening times and prices

Le quai des Pêcheurs is always open and free.

Getting here

By car

The address is as follows: quai des Pêcheurs 68200 Mulhouse. There is a parking right at the entrance.

By public transport

Tram stop Tour Nessel (Tram 2)


Address: Quai des Pêcheurs, Mulhouse, France

Mulhouse market, a must-see!


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On Tuesdays, Thursdays and (most of all) Saturdays, don't miss Mulhouse market, one of the biggest in the East of France! I love buying there spices, organic fruit and vegetables, spicy merguez sausages, cheese, olives, fish, etc. You will find there tastes from around the world (or almost), as well as small honey, bread or goat cheese producers (on Saturday mornings).

Bonus : the restaurant of the market, on the first floor of the market building, offers a delicious and copious home cooking… a delicious food stop after your shopping session :-).

I liked

  • A wide range of fresh products on offer.

I liked a little less

  • Some stalls are not of great quality.

Practical information

Opening times

Mulhouse market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 7 am to 5 pm.

Getting here

By car

The address is as follows: 26 quai de la Cloche 68100 Mulhouse. 1 hour of parking is free on  the market parking.

By public transport

Bus stop Canal Couvert on the bus lines 11 and 16.


Address: Marché de Mulhouse, Quai de la Cloche, Mulhouse, France

The Belvédère ad surroundings: get up high in Mulhouse !


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Located very close to the Zoological and Botanical Garden of Mulhouse (which is also not to be missed, obviously :-) ), the Belvédère is a metal structure offering a unique panoramic view over Mulhouse and the area. It is about 20 meters high and you can climb to the summit (if you don't have vertigo…) and end up at an altitude of 330 meters.

After this small climb, keep going with a visit of the Mémorial des anciens de Tambow located right next to the Belvédère to admire its stunning statue. A bit further, but always only a short walk away, discover part of the history of Mulhouse with the gardens of the Natural Hygiene Society , created over a century ago by the captains of the industry to "provide the working class with an activity."

I liked

  • Zoo + belvédère + gardens: something really nice to do with your family

I liked a little less

  • It's quite cold at the summit of the Belvédère in winter. Don't forget to wear warm clothes :-)

Practical information

Prices

The belvédère and gardens are free.

Getting here

By car

The Belvédère and the memorial are located at the corner of rue du Belvédère and rue Alfred de Musset.

The Gardens of the Natural Hygiene Society are located around rue des Vendanges.

By public transport

Bus stop Belvédère for Bus 31 and Pépinière for Bus 30.


Address: Belvédère, Mulhouse, France

A restaurant with no equal in Mulhouse: Biofresh


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Here, eating vegan is not an option or alternative: it's the norm. The menu is very varied with raw or cooked dishes, salads, soups, gluten-free pastas, bruschettas… You will only find there healthy dishes with added vitamins (yeah for organic vegetables)! The restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious.

Biofresh is not only a restaurant, but a unique place, as the concept doesn't exist anywhere else in Mulhouse or in the area. If you are not used to eat vegan, don't hesitate to try it, you are gonna love it!

I liked

  • vast choice on the menu, even though there is actually too much choice
  • the flavor of my meal

I liked a little less

  • the service still needs work
Laurène's review (from My week-end in Alsace): I also tried Biofresh. The menu is a bit disconcerting when you are not used to vegan and gluten-free food, but I enjoyed the place!

Practical information

Prices

Mains cost less than 15€.

Opening times

Biofresh is open everyday for lunch and dinner except on Sundays.

Getting here

By car

The address is as follows: 36 rue de l'Arsenal 68100 Mulhouse.

By public transport

Tram stop Porte Haute on the tram lines 2 and 3.


Address: 9 rue des Maréchaux, Mulhouse