Culture, traditions and the locality

Set off to conquer the peaks and discover on the way the plant life (gentian, arnica, digitalis, sundew…) and the animal life (deer, chamois, foxes, lynx,…) an inexhaustible diversity.

Come and discover the Hautes Mynes des ducs de Lorraine, l’Imagerie d’Epinal, le Theatre du peuple, le Musee des Mille et Une Racines, the Terrae Genesis geology centre, or the Scierie du Lancoir, one of only a few remaining hydraulic “haut-fer” still in use at the sawmill…

For lovers of good food : The Farm/Inns, tasting local produce, farm visits, the goat farm, production of Munster and Bargkass cheeses, sweets at the Confiserie des Hautes-Vosges (CDHV), fruit wines, eaux de vie, miel de sapin (fir honey), Lorraine Mirabelle plums, blueberry specialities….

In Alsace close by :

Le Ballon d’Alsace, the Christmas markets (Plombieres, Colmar, Kaysersberg..), the Haut Koenigsbourg castle, the Wine Routes, the storks, the textile ecomuseum in Wesserling, the villages and their half-timbered houses (Riquewihr, Ribeauville), war memorials (Memorial du Linge, the camp at Natzweiler-Struthof, World War II American Cemetery and Memorial at Epinal…)

Places to go/things to see :

Montee impossible, Trace Vosgienne, XTERRA Triathlon, Camille Claudel Sculpture Festival, Scrabble Festival, French family ski championships, Ski jumping, shooting contest, Rainkopf trail, sledge demonstrations. Fete des Jonquilles (Daffodils), Fantastic Arts……

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