Get ready for an awesome time in the Vosges Massif
Discover an area of outstanding natural beauty in the landscape of Eastern France. With the gentle rounded shapes of their peaks, the Vosges Mountains offer a variety of landscapes, including glacial lakes, wet and high altitude meadows, deep valleys, waterfalls, magnificent fir forests, cliffs and rocks. The Vosges holds the record as the most wooded mountain range in France offering skiing, hiking, and walks in the woods or along the spectacular ridges–a permanent invitation to delight in nature. If you’re looking for some sort of escape right now, the secret refuge of the Vosges Mountains will awaken the adventurer within you. So why don’t you pack your travel bags and let’s escape to Vosges!
You can start by taking a walk on the trail from Crêtes de Cernay to Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, or go climbing at the Lac Blanc and on the Roche du Corbeau. You can also travel down the ski slopes in Bresse, or try tobogganing and cow-sledding. It’s a great idea to survey all 224sqm of the mosaic in Grand’s amphitheatre. What’s more? You also get to visit the historical site of Route des Cretes, an itinerary developed during the Second World War leading up to the Vosges’ highest mountains, where mountaintop lookouts provide stunning views of the Alsace Plains, the Black Forest in Germany across the Rhine, the Jura, and the Alps.
Get our hands dirty by visiting a cheese farm
If you’re not afraid to get your hands dirty, you can make some time to visit cheese farms in the area. Lunch at Ferme-Auberge, one of the Vosges region’s renowned farm restaurants is definitely worth a try. It’s a place where you get to delight in the deliciousness of Roigabrageldi (potatoes with bacon and onion) or Shiffala (smoked pork), and, of course, the famous Munster cheese. You’ll also love to stock up on Vosges bonbons and crème d’Albert cheese for winter, and sleep in charming inns.
Camp out through the Ballons des Vosges Nature Park and spend the night in an eco-gîte or you can spread your wings by paragliding above Treh Markstein. And there’s no better way to unwind than to get a spa treatment at Plombières-les-Bains. You shouldn’t miss it for anything on this trip. And while you’re away delighting in all the goodness that the Vosges has to offer, don’t forget to bring back the Rambervillers glazed stoneware, the Vosges fruit liqueur and the Baccarat crystal.