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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vosges

Bussang - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vosges

Bussang, located southeast of the Vosges department, occupies the upper valley of the Moselle. The village is surrounded by mountains covered with beautiful forests of fir and beech. In the southern reaches Ball Servance with its 1216 m, east amounted respectively Drumont 1208 m, Head of Russier 1187 m, the head of Germany 1014 m. The collar Bussang marks the boundary between the Vosges and Haut-Rhin.

Between 1871 and 1914 the village marked the border with Germany, its customs post was at the entrance to the tunnel opened in 1848. The name of Bussang would say about "Bison". On the other origins are suggested: "Bud Sau" Celtic word meaning useful source, or "Bitzenbach" Alsatian dialect meaning stream or source of acid, sour. A track leads more serious until 1420. Bussang and St. Maurice had formed a community called Vixenterius then Vicentin, screw, Bissent, and finally Bossan Bussang. The area around the church took the name of the patron of St Maurice, the other part retained the name became Bussang.

Eating: Smoked, munster farmer cheese and other milk cow pies Lorraine.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude47.8853520 (N 47° 53’ 7”)
Longitude6.8535090 (E 6° 51’ 13”)
AltitudeFrom 568m to 1221m
Surface area27.63 km²
Population1518 inhabitants
Density54 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEpinal (61 km, 53 min)
Insee code88081
IntercommunalityCC des Ballons des Hautes-Vosges

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle4 km (4 min)
Fresse-sur-Moselle8.4 km (9 min)
Le Thillot10.2 km (11 min)
Urbès10.5 km (13 min)
Storckensohn11.3 km (12 min)
Ventron12.5 km (18 min)
Mollau12.7 km (14 min)
Ramonchamp12.8 km (15 min)
Fellering13 km (14 min)
Le Ménil13.6 km (15 min)
Oderen14.6 km (17 min)
Husseren-Wesserling14.6 km (18 min)
Ranspach14.7 km (16 min)
Ferdrupt15.8 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities


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Moselle source
Moselle source
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Moselle Valley view from the top of Drumont
Moselle Valley view from the top of Drumont
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Via Corda of Bussang
Via Corda of Bussang
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Cascade clouds on the neck of Bussang
Cascade clouds on the neck of Bussang
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Rando ferrata Bussang
Rando ferrata Bussang
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Marie Source
Marie Source
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Source Moselle
Source Moselle
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a copper mine
Culture and education9 € Le Thillot (6.9 km)
Guided hike in Vosges
Nature and the great outdoors8 € to 15 € Gérardmer (21 km)
Ride the Thur Doller steam train
Entertainment9 € to 1050 € Cernay (25 km)
Climbing in trees
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 50 € Champdray (27 km)
Adventure Survival course
Nature and the great outdoors65 € to 175 € Champdray (29 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Grand Ventron
HikeIntermediate2h30Ventron (6.3 km)
Brother Joseph Hermitage Chapel
HikeIntermediate1h15Ventron (6.3 km)
Collet Mansuy
Snowshoe hikeEasy2h30Cornimont (8.7 km)
Tour of the lake
HikeEasy1h00Sewen (9.6 km)
3 lakes circuit
HikeIntermediate4h40Rimbach-près-Masevaux (9.7 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals