The François Schneider Foundation - Contemporary art centre

Founded in 2013 in a former spa resort in the Alsatian village of Wattwiller, the Centre d'Art Contemporain offers visitors over 2,500m2 of exhibition space dedicated to the theme of water. A former bottling workshop transformed and expanded to become an art gallery, its architecture is bright and transparent. The building also boasts a panoramic terrace, a bookstore, a café and an auditorium.

Unique in Europe for its theme, the François Schneider Foundation encourages creation through various initiatives dedicated to the theme of water, including an international competition, the acquisition of works for its collection and the organisation of exhibitions in its art centre.

27 rue de la Première Armée
68700 Wattwiller

03 89 82 10 10

Visit of the François Schneider Foundation


Lovers of contemporary art will be delighted to discover this unusual place, which has the theme of water as its common thread through beautiful indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Located at the foot of the Vosges mountains, in the village of Wattwiller, the François Schneider Foundation Contemporary Art Centre is designed around light and transparency, the building includes three exhibition rooms. A sculpture garden completes the ensemble.

Abdelkader Benchamma, Geology of Floods, new exhibition from 13 May to 24 September 2023! 

Horaires d'ouverture

Open from Wednesday to Sunday, including public holidays (except 1 May, 24 to 26 December 2023 and 31 December 2023 and 1 January 2024).

Winter opening hours (October - March) from 1pm to 5pm
Summer hours (April - September) from 11am to 6pm

The Bistr'eau is temporarily closed, however you can enjoy the outdoor panoramic terrace and the garden for a picnic, while respecting the premises.

Nota bene: the art centre is closed for 3 to 4 weeks when exhibitions are being set up and dismantled.

Public price
Adult : €8.00
Kid : Free
Price with the pass
Adult : Free
Kid : Free


  • Mental disability
  • Hearing impairment
    A magnetic loop is available at the reception desk and our toilets are equipped with a visual alarm.
  • Physical disability
    All the interior spaces are accessible and comply with disability standards: lift to all floors, adapted toilets, adapted height of the exhibition signage. However, access to the garden may present difficulties due to the gravel path.
    A wheelchair is available to the public.
    Three parking spaces are reserved for people with reduced mobility.
  • Visual disability
    We welcome you and your guide dog at the Foundation. The stairs are marked with contrasting colours and the signage is adapted.

Access conditions

  • Bus route 543 : Cernay - Wattwiller - Guebwiller / Guebwiller - Wattwiller - Cernay

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