Montagne des Singes


Kids love to feed popcorn (special monkey popcorn, of course) to the free-roaming Barbary macaques and their cheeky infants at this 2.4-hectare woodland park. Take the D35 to Kintzheim, 7km west of Sélestat.

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Nearby Alsace attractions

1. Château du Haut Kœnigsbourg

1.62 MILES

On its fairy-tale perch above vineyards and hills, the turreted red-sandstone Château du Haut Kœnigsbourg is worth a detour for the wraparound panorama…

2. Bibliothèque Humaniste

3.68 MILES

Founded in 1452, this library’s stellar collection features a 7th-century book of Merovingian liturgy, a copy of Cosmographiae Introductio (printed in…

3. Église St-Georges

3.76 MILES

One of Alsace’s most striking churches, this Gothic giant, built from weighty red sandstone and sporting a colourful mosaic-tile roof, is illuminated by…

4. Vieux Sélestat

3.78 MILES

Church spires rise gracefully above the red rooftops of the old town, which hugs the left bank of the River Ill. Some of the finest examples of half…

5. Sundial

3.82 MILES

This wall-mounted sundial dates from 1711.

6. Porte Haute

3.83 MILES

Imposing, turreted Porte Haute is Bergheim’s last remaining town gate.

7. Medieval Centre

3.83 MILES

A stroll through the cobbled streets of the well-preserved medieval centre takes in the early Gothic church; the wall-mounted sundial, dating from 1711;…

8. Ramparts


A gentle stroll takes in the 14th-century, pink-granite ramparts, originally pierced by four gates, three still holding aloft watchtowers and bearing…