The Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park

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The Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park - Tourism in the Vosges

Covering three regions (Franche-Comté, Lorraine, Alsace) and four départements (the Haute-Saône, the Vosges, the Territoire de Belfort, the Haut-Rhin), this reserve extends over 3000 km². The Vosge massif offers a series of landscapes such as mountains, round-topped mountains (ballons), and alpine pastures (hautes chaumes). The highest summit of this magnificent protected area is in the Haut-Rhin at the Grand Ballon (1,424 metres high). With its waymarked footpaths and Grande Randonnée hiking trails, the park really is a walkers' and nature lovers' paradise.

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Col de Bussang, seen from Husselberg ( © Jean Espirat )Col de Bussang, seen from Husselberg ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Pierre Three Legs - Region Tain ( © Jean Espirat )Pierre Three Legs - Region Tain ( © Jean Espirat )
The Strangenberg - Region Rouffach ( © Jean Espirat )The Strangenberg - Region Rouffach ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Doller valley views of the Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )Doller valley views of the Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )
Bog altitude - Lawn of Faing ( © Jean Espirat )Bog altitude - Lawn of Faing ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Thatch Haute Plate - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )Thatch Haute Plate - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )
Ancient Roman floor - Region Raon -sur- Plaine ( © Jean Espirat )Ancient Roman floor - Region Raon -sur- Plaine ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Hohneck Summit ( © Jean Espirat )Hohneck Summit ( © Jean Espirat )
Monastery Dusenbach - Region Ribeauvillé ( © Jean Espirat )Monastery Dusenbach - Region Ribeauvillé ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Summit Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )Summit Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )
Thatch of Querty - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )Thatch of Querty - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Panorama on the ridge road, seen from Rainkopf ( © Jean Espirat )Panorama on the ridge road, seen from Rainkopf ( © Jean Espirat )
Col de la Fennematt seen from Wissgrut ( © Jean Espirat )Col de la Fennematt seen from Wissgrut ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Crest Rossberg, head for the Perches ( © Jean Espirat )Crest Rossberg, head for the Perches ( © Jean Espirat )
Farm - inn Fennematt - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )Farm - inn Fennematt - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Cirque du Frankenthal - Massif Hohneck ( © Jean Espirat )Cirque du Frankenthal - Massif Hohneck ( © Jean Espirat )
Devil Ball over Lake Longemer ( © Jean Espirat )Devil Ball over Lake Longemer ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Lac Longemer seen upstream ( © Jean Espirat ) sideLac Longemer seen upstream ( © Jean Espirat ) side
the Three Little Tables - Mountain Taennchel ( © Jean Espirat )the Three Little Tables - Mountain Taennchel ( © Jean Espirat )
 
the stone man - Region Dabo ( © Jean Espirat )the stone man - Region Dabo ( © Jean Espirat )
Rock fairy - Region col du Bonhomme ( © Jean Espirat )Rock fairy - Region col du Bonhomme ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Rock Reptiles - Taennchel ( © Jean Espirat )Rock Reptiles - Taennchel ( © Jean Espirat )
Mushroom Rock - Region Petite Pierre ( © Jean Espirat )Mushroom Rock - Region Petite Pierre ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Rossberg Summit ( © Jean Espirat )Rossberg Summit ( © Jean Espirat )
Source Doller - Col de la Fennematt ( © Jean Espirat )Source Doller - Col de la Fennematt ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Sexy Head - Region of Celles -sur- Plaine ( © Jean Espirat )Sexy Head - Region of Celles -sur- Plaine ( © Jean Espirat )
Summit - Thanner Hubel ( © Jean Espirat )Summit - Thanner Hubel ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Panorama from the summit of Grand Drumont ( © Jean Espirat )Panorama from the summit of Grand Drumont ( © Jean Espirat )
Zigeunerfelsen - Region Niedersteinbach ( © Jean Espirat )Zigeunerfelsen - Region Niedersteinbach ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Zigeunerfelsen rock Gypsies ( © Jean Espirat )Zigeunerfelsen rock Gypsies ( © Jean Espirat )
Pond - bog Chajoux ( © Jean Espirat )Pond - bog Chajoux ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Etang des Belles Filles - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © JE)Etang des Belles Filles - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © JE)
Etang des Belles Filles - Mountain Ballon d' Alsace ( © JE)Etang des Belles Filles - Mountain Ballon d' Alsace ( © JE)
 
Pond of Reeds - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )Pond of Reeds - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )
Pond of Reeds - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )Pond of Reeds - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Top Small Pond - Massif du Ballon Alsace ( © JE)Top Small Pond - Massif du Ballon Alsace ( © JE)
Lake Altenweiher ( © Jean Espirat )Lake Altenweiher ( © Jean Espirat )
 
White Lake shore East ( © Jean Espirat )White Lake shore East ( © Jean Espirat )
Lac Blanc ( © Jean Espirat )Lac Blanc ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Alfeld Lake - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )Alfeld Lake - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )
Lake Blanchemer seen from the ridge road ( © Jean Espirat )Lake Blanchemer seen from the ridge road ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Lake Longemer view of the Old Rock of Horses ( © JE)Lake Longemer view of the Old Rock of Horses ( © JE)
Lake SEWEN - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )Lake SEWEN - Massif du Ballon d' Alsace ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Lake Wildenstein ( © Jean Espirat )Lake Wildenstein ( © Jean Espirat )
Crow Lake ( © Jean Espirat )Crow Lake ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Lake Perches or Sternsée ( © Jean Espirat )Lake Perches or Sternsée ( © Jean Espirat )
Lake Gerardmer town and saw the tower Mérelle ( © JE)Lake Gerardmer town and saw the tower Mérelle ( © JE)
 
Green Lake ( © Jean Espirat )Green Lake ( © Jean Espirat )
Lakes Neuweiher ( © Jean Espirat )Lakes Neuweiher ( © Jean Espirat )
 
A member of the Vosges flora ( © Jean Espirat )A member of the Vosges flora ( © Jean Espirat )
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
 
element rare flora of the Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )element rare flora of the Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
element rare flora of the Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )element rare flora of the Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )
 
Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )Flora Vosges ( © Jean Espirat )

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