Built in the mid-18th century and butting up against the medieval walls, this remarkable complex housed the former National Stud Farm before sinking into a long sleep. Behind its brilliant renaissance are Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku, an ambitious architectural tandem who are masters of conceptual staging.
A clever compromise with the splendours of its rich past, this jewel of Alsatian hospitality reorganised its space to offer 55 rooms with refined elegance. A major symphony in white, punctuated with leather and blond wood, is played with talent. The sumptuous courtyard paved with Rhine pebbles leading to the lounge bar deserves special attention.
The hotel restaurant has entrusted the development of its menu to Marc Haeberlin, three-star chef of the Auberge de l'Ill in Illhaeusern; like that storied restaurant, lunch and dinner at Les Haras feature some of the great classics of French gastronomy.
23, rue des Glacières
+33 (0)3 90 20 50 00
Rooms: from 150 EUR