And if Vauban had been a gardener

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Clou de jalonnement circuit Vauban


From garden to garden, these marker studs show us the way to go, with the Place Abbatucci as a start and finish point.

Huningue, the bright side of life !

Huningue, the bright side of life !

I’ve never gone after medals or awards, which is just as well as I would have run out of breath long before being appointed Marshal of France by Louis XIV at 70 years old!

There is one though which I proudly display – my “four flowers” as it symbolises the best on the French label Villes et Villages Fleuris de France (Flowered Cities and Villages of France).

A label which distinguishes more than just beautiful flowers. It also puts into perspective the promotion of our singularities, environmental respect or even maintaining social ties which are so important when embellishing the city.

But no need for a label to say that myself, Vauban, your faithful gardener, I love Huningue and its subtle art of opting for a quality life-style today and ensuring it remains this way for future generations.

So yes, let’s follow the example of the Huningue lifestyle!

Small trade

The quality of life in a small city is also the dynamics of its merchants and services. Let’s support them by buying locally!

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Vauban jardinier : illustration Prenons la vie côté Huningue


Mrs Royale makes a stop in Huningue

Portrait de Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de France (1778-1851)When the negotiations for her release against about fifteen French prisoners ended, the young princess Marie-Thérèse Charlotte of France, referred to as Mrs. Royale, left Paris on December 18, 1795 during the night. The unfortunate orphan of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, and sole survivor of the royal family, spent two nights over Christmas in Huningue at the Corbeau inn (at 9, Rue Abbatucci) awaiting the last formalities allowing for the exchange to take place in Riehen near Basel.

Legend has it that in Huningue, it was in fact a young lady playing out the role of the princess while the latter was living hidden away using the even more obscure identity of the “Dark Countess” of Hilburghausen. .


Flowered cities and villages

logo label Ville Fleurie 4 fleursCreated in 1959, the label of “Villes et Villages Fleuris de France” is awarded based on the challenges of improving the environment, development of local economy, tourist appeal, environmental respect … and most of all, for the importance plants have when planning public areas.

+ Huningue, ville 4 fleurs

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