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The 13,406-hectare Haguenau forest is part of France's 6th largest plain forest massif, covering 21,000 hectares. This forest massif forms a vegetal screen over 30 km from west to east and 10 km from north to south. The Haguenau forest has a few hundred Celtic mounds and necropolises in the form of oval or circular mounds measuring up to 3m. Many of them were excavated after 1871 by Mayor Xavier Nessel, who was passionate about history and archaeology, which enabled him to build up a collection that is still visible today at the Haguenau Historical Museum. On the banks of the Eberbach river, we discover the site of the Gros Chêne. Its name is due to a tree from 5 to 6 centuries old struck by lightning on November 13, 1913. Today, part of the trunk is still covered with a sheet metal hat. Near the Gros Chêne site, you will find a picnic area, a playground and an inn. The site is also the starting point, or a stopover, for many marked trails for hiking, cycling and mountain biking.
- Pets allowed : yes
- Distance to the nearest station (km) : 12
- Amenities services : Toilets
- Restaurant on site : Yes
- Practical services : Aire de pique nique
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- Ouverture et service de vente proposé : Ouvert au public
- Mesure de protections : le prestataire déclare respecter les protocoles sanitaires