The Vosges Mountains: what to do, what to see…

Set at the heart of a remarkable area of outstanding natural beauty, the Vosges Mountains are an essential destination in the landscape of Eastern France. In addition to the superb views, this is also an adventure sports centre and an idyllic world of lakes and thatched houses. The Vosges Mountains offer superb food in a reinvigorating environment that makes it one of the most refreshing destinations in France. 
WHAT TO SEE

• The lake at Gérardmer
• The blue line of the Vosges
• The Lac Blanc
• Haut-Koenigsbourg castle
• The Hautes-Mynes copper mine
• The Fougerolles wildlife park at Saint-Valbert
• The Hartmannswillerkopf Great War memorial
• The Saint-Dié Cathedral in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
• The archaeological site at Grand
• The Merelle observatory tower

WHAT TO DO

• Camp out through the Ballons des Vosges Nature Park and spend the night in an eco-gîte 
• Nordic ski fans should head to Ventron
• Recharge your batteries at the balneotherapy spa in Ribeauvillé
• Enjoy a panoramic view atop the Spitzkopf.
• Go extreme canyoning at Seebach
• Spread your wings by paragliding above Treh-Markstein
• Get away from it all and explore the natural world with a snowshoe trek from the Lac Blanc ski resort
• Climb sheer ice with ice axes and crampons
• Ruminate in the Jardin de Berchigranges
• Reveal your true beauty with a spa treatment at Plombières-les-Bains

WHAT TO EAT

• Munster cream cheese from master cheesemaker Courroy
• Vosges Tomme
• Mirabelle plum jam
• Val d'Ajol andouille
• Crayfish
• Plombières ice cream
• Nonnette de Remiremont
• Tarte au Maugin
• Vosges pine honey
• Loriquette de Remiremont

WHAT TO BRING BACK

• Wooden toys
• Rambervillers glazed stoneware
• Chocolate
• Fruit liqueur
• Gingerbread
• Vosges sweets
• A pair of wooden clogs
• Baccarat crystal
• Meisenthal glass Christmas tree decorations

Getting to the Vosges Mountains 

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