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A Riehen, la campagne lumineuse abrite la célèbre fondation Beyeler dont l'architecture est dûe à Renzo Piano. Basel Sur Barfüsserplatz. Un tramway décoré. Sur Oberer Rheinweg.
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Basel, Switzerland's third largest city in terms of population, is a real cultural heavyweight. Its 30 museums, its university, which is Switzerland's oldest, and its pronounced taste for contemporary art and design make it a fashionable, dynamic city, but one that remains mindful of its rich heritage and status. The city owes its wealth to its port, banks and powerful chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

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Tourist attractions Basel : Things to see and do

  • Kunstmuseum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    St. Alban-Graben 16 CH - 4010 Basel

    This prestigious Fine Arts Museum, where major temporary exhibitions are frequently staged, houses within its walls a large number of masterpieces. Pride of place is given to the collection of paintings and drawings from the Upper Rhine and the Nethe..

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  • Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Münsterplatz CH - 4051 Basel

    This huge building, built of red sandstone, partly rebuilt in the 14 and 15C, and restored in the 19C, is topped with two Gothic towers from which there is a lovely view over the city. The main door is decorated with delicate sculptures of angels and..

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  • History Museum Recommended Recommended

    Barfüsserplatz CH - 4051 Basel

    This museum, which is housed in an old church, is a showcase for admirable collections tracing the history of Basel. Here is some very attractive furniture, in several reconstituted rooms, and many objects (coins, tapestries, fountains, etc.). Severa..

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Hotels Basel

  • Hotel Spalentor

    Schönbeinstrasse 1 CH - 4056 Basel

    Renovated in 2012, the Hotel Spalentor is located opposite the Botanic Gardens, close to the Old Town of Basel and the University. It offers free bicycles, free WiFi, and a quiet garden with a chestnut tree. You can quickly reach the airport, the tr..

  • Hotel Bildungszentrum 21

    Missionsstrasse 21 CH - 4003 Basel

    The Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 is located in Basel's largest private park, offering calmness and relaxation. The old town is only a stone's throw away and is easily reachable by public transport. Simply but nicely furnished, spacious rooms welcome y..

  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois

    Blumenrain 8 CH - 4001 Basel

    Situated in the centre of Basel's Old Town, on the banks of the Rhine, Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is one of Europe’s oldest city hotels, where such personalities as Napoleon, Elizabeth II, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Mann and others have stayed. Rates at ..

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Restaurants Basel

  • Rochat Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    Petersgraben 23 CH - 4051 Basel

  • Stucki Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant  Excellent cooking, worth a detour

    Bruderholzallee 42 CH - 4059 Basel

    In this grand manor house Tanja Grandits and her husband René are continuing a great tradition in a modern style. Enjoy the stylish interior, the simple yet sumptuous tableware and linen, the excellent service and, of course, the chef's fine, aromati..

  • Bel Etage Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Leonhardsgraben 49 CH - 4051 Basel

    The first floor at the Teufelhof's 'Art Hotel' offers elegant rooms with lovely parquet floors and modern paintings. Michael Baader's delicious classic cuisine relies heavily on excellent quality produce.

  • Cheval Blanc Top class comfort and pleasant restaurant  Excellent cooking, worth a detour

    Blumenrain 8 CH - 4001 Basel

    Chef Peter Knogl, originally from Bavaria, has conquered Basel. He will surely find his way into your heart as well thanks to his delicate, perfectly presented classic cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. The classy setting of the Cheval Blanc is perf..

  • Les Quatre Saisons Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Clarastr. 43 CH - 4058 Basel

    Peter Moser produces impressive, classically inspired cuisine. He uses modern techniques and textures successfully but never to excess. His food is simple and pleasantly elegant, setting off the individual components to perfection. The upmarket inter..

  • Oliv Comfortable restaurant 

    Bachlettenstr. 1 CH - 4054 Basel

    If you fancy a little bouillabaisse Marseillaise or a dish of veal cheeks braised in red wine, this is the place for you. The Mediterranean cuisine at Oliv is full and flavoursome and includes an excellent value lunchtime menu. In summer, enjoy your ..

  • Matisse Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    Burgfelderstr. 188 CH - 4000 Basel

    This restaurant is set close to Kannenfeld Park. The artwork, Art Nouveau chandeliers and 1930s-style decor create a fine setting for Erik Schröter's innovative cuisine (evening menu with four to seven courses). It relies heavily on the choicest ingr..

  • Zur Rebe Quite comfortable restaurant 

    Hammerstr. 69 CH - 4057 Basel

    Prepared by chef Alexandre Schmitt from Alsace, the flavoursome cuisine at this restaurant is very reasonably priced by Basel standards. It is also very good, as the rack of lamb in tarragon jus testifies. The cosy, rustic-style wood panelling create..

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