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.
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.
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!
Ouverture du mercredi au dimanche, jours fériés inclus (sauf 1er mai, les 24 au 26 décembre 2023 et les 31 décembre 2023 et 1er janvier 2024).
Horaires d’hiver (Octobre – Mars) de 13h à 17h
Horaires d’été (Avril – Septembre) de 11h à 18h
Le Bistr’eau est momentanément fermé, cependant vous pouvez profiter de la terrasse panoramique extérieure ainsi que du jardin pour pique-niquer, en respectant les lieux.
Nota bene : le centre d’art est fermé 3 à 4 semaines lors des montages et démontages d’expositions.
Public priceAdult : €8.00
Kid : Free
Price with the passAdult : Free
Kid : Free
- Mental disability
A magnetic loop is available at the reception desk and our toilets are equipped with a visual alarm.
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.
We welcome you and your guide dog at the Foundation. The stairs are marked with contrasting colours and the signage is adapted.
Bus route 543 : Cernay - Wattwiller - Guebwiller / Guebwiller - Wattwiller - Cernay