Pastures, lakes, softly-rounded hills and lots of dairy farms make up the landscape of Les Vosges. Just a few hours away from Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris and Zurich, the area is a great place to escape city life.
Vosges is both the name of a French department and the name of a range of low mountains located in eastern France, very close to the border with Germany. The mountain range is divided into the Higher Vosges, Middle Vosges and Lower Vosges and the Grand Ballon (1424m) is its highest peak. Hiking and trekking itineraries abound around here and snowshoeing is also quite popular during the winter months. Though relatively close to several major European cities, you’ll definitely get that middle-of-nowhere feeling out here!
The summer enjoys mild temperatures and is the driest period in the year. Rains are frequent during spring and autumn. During the winter, temperatures can often fall bellow 0 degrees Celsius.
If you'll be flying, you can choose between the Basel-Mulhouse airport (on the border between France and Switzerland), the Metz airport and the Strasbourg airport. Railway connections are also available.
June, July, August and September are the best months to visit if you are going to go hiking.
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