|Community association||Vallée de Villé|
|surface||8.18 km 2|
|Residents||471 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||58 inhabitants / km 2|
View of Lalaye
Lalaye (Alsatian Lààch or Làch , High German Laach or Lach ) is a French commune with 471 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Bas-Rhin department in the Grand Est region (until 2015 Alsace ). It belongs to the Arrondissement Sélestat-Erstein and the Canton of Mutzig .
The municipality of Lalaye is located in the Vosges in the valley of the Ill tributary Giessen , three kilometers from Villé . This takes up the river “Le Charbe” there. On the western side, at the Vallon de Charbes , is the Mont, the highest point of the municipality marker at 822 m above sea level. To the south of the valley, at the height of Lalaye, the Mont , the approximately 500 m high Kohlberg and the 610 m high Goutte Henri form a mountain ridge. The districts of Blanc-Noyer, Chindé, Charbes, Grande Basse, Pransureux, Sachelingoutte and Wachtembert belong to Lalaye.
Neighboring communities in the Giessen valley are Fouchy (Eng. Grube im Weilertal ) on the opposite side of the river, Bassemberg downstream and Urbeis upstream. On the ridge north of the valley, the municipality borders on Steige in the northwest, Maisonsgoutte and Saint-Martin .
The village was destroyed in the Thirty Years War . Subsequently, Romanesque settlers from Lorraine were settled in Lach, as in many other Vosges villages. In Pattois , Lorraine , the place was now called "Lela".
According to documents from 1471, 1477, 1488 and 1492, the district of Charbes was called "Mittelscheer". The place appears as Charpe on maps from the 18th century .
- Sainte Aurélie Church, a church built in 1777
- Le rocher Notre Dame chapel
- Virgin Mary statue on a rock
- Croix des morts from the year 1702, today at the department road D 97. It represents the crucifixion of Christ represents.
- Maisons d'habitation , a group of houses from the 18th century
- Maisons des mineurs , another group of houses
- Le Patrimoine des Communes du Bas-Rhin. Flohic Editions, Volume 2, Charenton-le-Pont 1999, ISBN 2-84234-055-8 , pp. 1498-1499.