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The Vosges département

Lovers of the great outdoors will find amazing nature in the Vosges département. Nature that invites you to unplug and unwind or try more active pursuits if that’s your thing.
Do you prefer summer or winter?

Be moved by Vosges

Thanks to lush nature, striking mountains and charming places to stay, the Vosges département is the ideal place to go to treat yourself and your partner or family to an amazing holiday. 

With outdoor activities, adrenaline sports, renowned spas and thermal baths, food and rich heritage, the Vosges   has everything to charm you.

Must-sees in Vosges

Lac de Longemer
Randonnée à vélo en montagne

Get your fill of nature!

What could be better than getting out in the great outdoors to recharge your batteries? A vast forest region interspersed with mountainous terrain and dotted with spectacular lakes, the Vosges département is the ideal playground for hiking and cycling, which are practised in all their forms here.

With forest cycle routes, mountain bike descents, a bike park, electric bikes for the steepest passes and road bikes for the valleys, welcome to a cycling paradise!

Balade bords du lac de Gérardmer
Lac de Gérardmer sous la neige

The mountain all year round 

The Vosges département is the ideal destination for family holidays. Gérardmer and La Bresse, the two main resorts, offer the best of the mountain all year round.

In summer, they are the perfect place for invigorating outdoor activities, whether in the air with paragliding to admire the best views, in the water with Lac de Gérardmer and its various water sports, or on land with some of the best walks around, including the Route des Crêtes. The trail winds along the Vosges peaks, taking in breathtaking viewpoints!

In winter, the resorts are clad in a beautiful white coat giving you the chance to enjoy winter sports.

Check out the mountain resorts

Alpine activities

Les Thermes de Contrexeville

Wellness can be found in Vosges

It’s not just the air in the Vosges département that’s invigorating. The high-quality water has exceptional therapeutic properties. Choose relaxation to fully recharge your batteries in the thermal baths of Contrexéville and Vittel. 

Need to reconnect with nature? Try forest therapy and connect with the environment by drawing new, reinvigorating energy from the trees of the Vosges forests. “Forêt, l’effet Vosges”, an offering of activities inspired by nature and this beautiful forest, recognises Vosges’ powerful nature and its beneficial effects on your health.

Basilique du Bois-Chenu
Tarte aux myrtilles

Outstanding heritage

The Vosges département has inherited incredible historical, cultural, architectural and food heritage. Don’t miss the famous Imagerie d’Epinal, a former printing works founded in 1796 that continues to enchant visitors, or the spectacular Gallo-Roman amphitheatre in Grand, one of the biggest in the Roman Empire. Immerse yourself in the heart of the history of France in Domrémy-la-Pucelle, the birthplace of Joan of Arc.

Craftsmanship is also in the spotlight in Vosges with artisans who export their talent all over the world. The département is known for its woodworking and textiles – discover behind the scenes and the secrets of the textile industry via the Vosges Textile Route.

Food is not forgotten with a host of exceptional produce grown in these fertile lands, especially “brimbelle”, the Vosges name for the wild blueberry!

Your holiday in Vosges

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Photos from your stay

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Chamois dans le Massif des Vosges
Ponton enneigé
Village Le Bonhomme

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