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Explore the Higher Vosges.
The wild beauty of Pierre-Percée Lake is highlighted by the surrounding pine tree forests, the symbol of the Vosges. Here, 3 pink sandstone abbeys boast unique architecture, while sites in the surrounding mountains were the backdrop for WWI battles. Don’t miss: the Pierre-Noël Museum and Liberty Tower in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, the World Geographical Capital, where the New World was first named America in 1507.

Ville de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Ville de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Musée Pierre Noël
Ville de Saint-Dié-des-Vosges

Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges and its Pierre-Noël Museum

Crossed by the Meurthe River and surrounded by pine trees, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges boasts rich and unique architectural heritage. Le Corbusier left his mark on the town, including the Claude & Duval factory, listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The Pierre-Noël Art and History Museum presents other great names such as Jules Ferry, a native of the town, Jean Prouvé and Chagall. Also on display are works by Léger, Picasso, Delaunay, Chagall, Dalí, Tanguy, Miró and Moore, donated by Claire and Yvan Goll.

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Liberty Tower and the Braque jewels

In the middle of Mansuy Park, Saint-Dié-des-Vosges’s Liberty Tower houses the Braque jewellery collection. The futuristic white monument amazes visitors with its bird-like shape, rising to a height of 36 m. Discover a stunning panorama from the belvedere.

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The land of abbeys on foot or by bike

The Abbey Route leads to the 3 pink sandstone abbeys of Moyenmoutier, Senones and Étival-Clairefontaine, founded in the 7th century. Baroque, Romanesque, on the banks of the Rabodeau and the Valdange rivers, or in the centre of town, discover these surprising architectural treasures.

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Pierre-Percée Lake: enjoy the serenity

It feels like you’re in Canada! Surrounded by forests, Pierre-Percée Lake includes a fully-equipped beach with a supervised swimming area. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, pedalos and paddle boarding at the Les Bordes water sports centre. Aventure Parc offers leisure sports for thrill seekers.

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Confiserie des Hautes Vosges: famous Vosges candies

Discover a paradise for foodies in Plainfaing. The guided tour of the confectionery and the candy museum ends with a colourful tasting of flavours such as blueberry, raspberry, eucalyptus and pine bud, not to mention Nancy Bergamots.

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Remembrance trails of the mountain war

The necropolis and the commemorative monuments of the Chipotte mountain pass bear witness to the violent clashes fought in these mountains during the Battle of the Frontiers in 1914. A few kilometres away, the Chapelotte mountain pass is a reminder of the mine warfare of WWI.

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Callunes Garden

Callunes Garden features dozens of landscaped areas with colours and aromas that vary throughout the seasons. Listed as a Remarkable Garden, the landscaped botanical park in Ban-de-Sapt includes a stream and a small mountain lake.

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