Mieg House - Mulhouse AlsaceMieg House - Mulhouse Alsace
©Mieg House - Mulhouse Alsace|Bénédicte Wirth

City of Art and History Label

Since December 2008, Mulhouse has obtained the label “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”, a label of excellence for an exceptional heritage awarded by the Ministry of Culture and thus joins the network of cities or countries labeled in France.


An exceptional heritage

This label distinguishes Mulhouse, whose charms are revealed throughout its neighborhoods through a diversified built and natural heritage. Mulhouse has 17 buildings listed or classified as historical monuments. Among them, the old town hall, whose beauty Montaigne praised at the end of the 16th century, and beautiful 18th century private mansions, such as the Loewenfels house. In addition to these listed buildings, the city is full of architectural details that the visitor can observe along his walks and this even at the corner of more recent constructions.

A built heritage

The heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries is particularly rich: the new district built for the industrialists, the Cité ouvrière which has retained all its charm, the lines of workers’ houses with their fine architecture, the industrial buildings of DMC and SACM, the ring building, etc.

A natural heritage

Mulhouse is also endowed with a rich natural heritage, largely inherited from the 19th century, such as the Zoological and Botanical Park, the Steinbach Square or the Salvator Park with its multiple tree species.

Discover this heritage

To discover this remarkable heritage, several solutions exist: guided tours are organized, brochures “Laissez-vous conter Mulhouse” and “Raconte-moi Mulhouse” are published, educational and fun activities are organized for children and young people, and the Maison du Patrimoine opens its doors in the heart of the city with a permanent exhibition space and temporary exhibitions.

Brochures for download

Download these brochures to discover Mulhouse on your own.