Divided between the Vosges du Nord and Ballons des Vosges nature parks, the Vosges stretch out over sumptuous, wild and wooded landscapes furrowed by valleys where a taste for tradition is cultivated. Criss-crossed by hundreds of kilometres of hiking and mountain biking trails, the region has managed to steer clear of modernism, making it a paradise for outdoor sports, including water sports which you can enjoy on Lake Gérardmer or on the Moselle River. Not to mention fishing in the rivers and lakes of the Vosges. The hiking and biking options are endless, whether you stick to the valleys or set off to summit the rounded peaks of the Massif des Vosges. From Hohneck, one of the highest peaks in the Vosges, magnificent views of the mountains and Alsace will leave you speechless.
But the Vosges region isn’t limited to its preserved nature! It is dotted with towns and villages that will give you multiple reasons to visit them, like Épinal with its Musée de l’Image, Terra Genesis nearby Remiremont and the Vosges Textile Museum in Ventron. Not to mention Alsace, whose treasures await you on the far side of the mountain passes. In the heart of this wine region with its appetizing AOCs, let yourself be won over by the flowering balconies and half-timbered houses in Colmar and Kaysersberg. Then, in spa resort towns like Plombières-les-Bains, sample the benefits of the waters of the Vosges.
The Vosges will thrill lovers of fine food with the region’s many culinary specialities, such as cheeses like Munster and mirabelle plums in all their forms, from tarts to alcohols. So succumb to the temptation of a brimbelle tart (made with a wild blueberry native to the Vosges) or tofailles (a potato and bacon casserole). And be sure to accompany it with a delicious Alsatian wine!