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Higher Vosges,
between lakes and mountains

The famous blue line of the Vosges jumps off the pages of our childhood geography books and opens us up to wonderful new perspectives.
In summer or in winter, the Vosges Mountains are a true paradise for hikers, and for lovers of the great outdoors and vast countryside. Le Hohneck, Lorraine’s giant, peaking at 1,363 m, dominates the valley of the lakes and shelters a few herds of chamois on its slopes. This authentic and preserved natural environment makes for a relaxing getaway.

M. Laurent
G. Pecqueur

The Crest Road

Between peaks and pine trees, the route winds its way up to the mountain ridges with gentle curves dotted with farms, chalets and lovely villages. The horizon opens to a breathtaking panorama: the famous blue line of the Vosges Mountains. At the summit of Hohneck, enjoy a long walk through mountain pastures before taking a break at an authentic farmhouse inn. Be sure to try the bilberry pie fresh from the oven, an irresistible pleasure.

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Mountainous La Bresse

In both summer and winter, the La Bresse resort is the perfect destination for a nature holiday. Want to get moving? There’s no shortage of outdoor activities: the Bol d’Air adventure park, Schlitte Mountain, paragliding, mountain biking, walking, hiking and more. In the winter, the ski resort is dedicated to the joys of snow: downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding… The resort boasts the largest skiing area in the Vosges Mountains with more than 30 slopes covering 220 hectares.

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B. Jamot

Gérardmer, pearl of the Vosges

In the summer, Gérardmer Lake is an ideal setting for enjoying water sports: paddle boarding, pedalos, swimming, sailing, rowing, a solar-powered cruise… As for hikers, they can take the 6.5-km trail around the glacier lake. In the winter, skiing enthusiasts can enjoy 21 downhill slopes and 100 km of cross-country trails connected to the resorts of Xonrupt and La Bresse.

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Our advice

To fully appreciate the beauty of the landscapes, hop on your bike for a winding journey through the valleys of the Vosges Mountains. And to extend your bike ride, try the electric version created by the local company Moustache Bikes. Cycling has never been easier. A new way to get around.

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Gérardmer, pearl of the Vosges

Nestled in a lush green setting, Gérardmer is the jewel of the valley of the lakes. Take a guided tour of this lovely waterside resort or sail on the crystal clear waters of the glacial lake. Get ready to fall under the spell of the pearl of the Vosges.

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Garnier-Thiebaut: thread of excellence

Since 1833, this workshop of the Vosges has been weaving excellence in the great French tradition. Damask with infinite colours and designs, or table, kitchen and bed linens for all moods: chic, city, chalet, bistro. The choice is yours, and it won’t be an easy one.

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Marcaire meal, high altitude delicacies

Born from the traditional meal of the shepherds of the Higher Vosges, the generous marcaire meal is on the menu at all the farmhouse inns near the summits. Savoury tarts and smoked meats, with traditional "tofailles" potatoes and bilberry tart: quite enough to replenish you!

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The Névés trail, positively peak-like

Névé is the snow that clings to the cliffs of the summits most exposed to the wind. A spectacular phenomenon that lends its name to this high-reaching hike: a three-and-a-half-hour, 12 km challenging and steep trek from the Col de la Schlucht to the Frankenthal glacial cirque and on to the summit of the Hohneck.

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Bol d'Air adventure park: 100% thrills

Here, all ages can get their fill of thrills with a multitude of activities: Fantasticâble, the giant zipline for flying solo or duo at more than 100 km/h or Bol d'Air Line, the newest ride for slaloming between the pines, one-of-a-kind in France.

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GERARDMER

LE GRAND HOTEL & SPA

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GERARDMER

CHALET DES ROCHES PAITRES

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REHAUPAL

HOTEL RESTAURANT LE DOMAINE DU HAUT JARDIN

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LA BRESSE

LA CLAIRIÈRE AUX CABANES

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