, ) is a commune
in the Haut-Rhin department
in north-eastern France
Its inhabitants are known as Thannois
Thann is situated at the foot of the Vosges mountains
, at the mouth of the valley of the Thur River
. The Thur runs through the middle of the town.
Thann is 43 km from Colmar
and 21 km from Mulhouse
. The town is also well situated for the French autoroute network such as the A35 and A36.
The RN66 (Route Nationale 66
) passes through Thann, providing an east-west route between Mulhouse
Despite sustaining heavy damage in World War I
and World War II
, Thann contains several old buildings and monuments of significance.
La Collégiale Saint-Thiébaut
Situated in the centre of the old town, the church known as the Collégiale
is good example of the style of gothic architecture
that flourished in the Rhine valley
in the late Middle Ages. The Cathedrals of Strasbourg
in Germany are also built in a similar style.
The building owes its name "La collégiale"
to the college of monks who moved to Thann from the nearby town of Saint-Amarin
in 1442. Construction of the collégiale tooke more than 200... Read More