Farmhouse-inns hail from a great marcaire tradition, over ten centuries old, when monks, land clearers and breeders used to send their herds grazing in altitude.

These marcaires, cowherds and cheese makers welcomed the first hikers towards the end of the nineteenth century: botanists and other curious travellers, to whom they offered a simple meal and bedding above the stable. This type of inn developed with the creation of a Club Vosgien in 1872. Encouraged by official accreditation in 1971, the Farmhouse-Inns Association proposed a charter to its members, who are first and foremost farm operators; this charter is based on hospitality, farm products use, architectural setting and environmental function.

On the Park Territory, 43 farmhouse-inns are members of the Farmhouse-Inns Association in the Haut-Rhin region, and 4 farmhouse-inns are members of the Bienvenue à la Ferme (Welcome to the Farm) Label by 4 Chambres d’Agriculture des Vosges (Vosgian Chambers of Agriculture). Regional dishes are served there, produced by local farms in a friendly and welcoming setting. Some even offer accommodation, in dorm or guest rooms.


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The Maison du Fromage
The famed Munster Cheese has its own House in Alsace! Follow each manufacturing step along a tour filled with meaning and feeling: films, exhibitions, educational workshops, tours of the stable, Munster cheese-making demonstration, tasting… little by little, you will grasp what lies behind the sheer beauty and originality of this valley.

The “Munster fermier” (Farm Munster Cheese)
To find out all there is to know about the farm Munster cheese, terroir, fabrication, Munster AOC, marcairies, Munster recipes etc.

Transhumance across the Munster Valley
Munster Valley Tourist Office

Haut-Rhin Farmhouse-Inns Association
+33 (0) 389 201 068

Welcome to the Farm Network
Chamber of Agriculture in the Vosges Region +33 (0) 389 292 360

Une ferme, une randonnée

itinéraire de balades - fermes aubergesUne ferme, une randonnée
Le Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges a conçu des itinéraires de balades à faire avant ou après le repas, mettant en valeur points de vue, curiosités naturelles et culturelles du secteur etc.

> Voir toutes les balades

La Maison du fromage

maison-du-fromageCentre d’interprétation de la culture fromagère de la Vallée de Munster, la Maison du Fromage-Vallée de Munster répond à de fortes attentes, des touristes et visiteurs, des habitants de la Vallée, des professionnels du tourisme et du monde agricole. Sur un site de 8 hectares, ce nouveau complexe agro-touristique met à l’honneur le fromage de Munster et les traditions pastorales de la Vallée, il saura assurément charmer petits et grands. Véritable vitrine de la Vallée, la Maison du Fromage présente sur plus de 2 000 m², la fabrication du fromage, l’agriculture et la race bovine vosgienne, ainsi que la richesse du patrimoine et les savoir-faire traditionnels de la Vallée de Munster.


Liens ressources



  • Réseau Bienvenue à la Fermelogo bienvenue-a-la-ferme
    Chambre d’Agriculture des Vosges
    03 89 29 23 60