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Saulxures-sur-Moselotte

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Saulxures-sur-Moselotte - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vosges
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Saulxures-sur-Moselotte is a small town in the Vosges, in the Grand Est region, 45 km south-east of Epinal.

The territory of the vast municipality of 31 km ² is the average mountain, its highest point culminating at 1005 m of altitude, close to the summit of Haut du Roc (1012 m).

The village developed in the upper Moselotte Valley, a tributary of the Moselle. Firstly, a passageway to the monasteries of Remiremont and Munster, peasants settle in the Middle Ages and agriculture takes off (breeding, production of cheese and honey). Silviculture is also present. From the eighteenth century, the textile industry takes off on the town, enjoying the pure waters of the Moselotte.

Although this activity has declined, tourism has become an important part of the local economy after the development in 1998 of a 10-hectare retaining lake on the Moselotte River and a recreation base west of the town..

Belonging to the Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges, close to famous resorts like La Bresse, enjoying a green environment, Saulxures-sur-Moselotte which counts nearly 2800 inhabitants, turns out to be a popular holiday resort and is certainly worth the detour.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaulxures-sur-Moselotte
Postcode88290
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Latitude47.9494770 (N 47° 56’ 58”)
Longitude6.7731630 (E 6° 46’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 430m to 1005m
Surface area31.87 km²
Population2796 inhabitants
Density87 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEpinal (29 mi, 41 min)
Insee code88447
IntercommunalityCC des Hautes-Vosges
DepartmentVosges
TerritoryLorraine
RegionGreat East

Nearest cities & towns

Thiéfosse2.9 mi (6 min)
Cornimont4.2 mi (8 min)
Vagney5.8 mi (12 min)
Ventron6 mi (11 min)
Basse-sur-le-Rupt6 mi (16 min)
Sapois7.3 mi (14 min)
Gerbamont7.3 mi (15 min)
Le Syndicat7.7 mi (12 min)
Le Ménil7.8 mi (13 min)
La Bresse8.2 mi (16 min)
Saint-Amé8.3 mi (14 min)
Rochesson9.7 mi (18 min)
Le Thillot10 mi (17 min)
Dommartin-lès-Remiremont10.1 mi (19 min)
Cleurie10.3 mi (20 min)

Things to see and do

In terms of historical heritage, the jewel of the town which has many hamlets was for a long time the castle of Saulxures, built between 1854 and 1861 by a textile manufacturer. Nicknamed "the Versailles Vosges", it is partly registered since 1984 (facades, roofs and outbuildings). The quality of Louis XV style construction was remarkable, with marquetry floors, Carrara marble fireplaces, monumental staircases, painted ceilings, sculptures and tapestries made by renowned artists. The wrought iron grilles reproduced those of the place Stanislas in Nancy and the steps were flanked by sculptures evoking the four seasons. Partly ruined, the castle is waiting for a restoration project.

At the religious level, the Saint-Prix church was inaugurated in 1883. From neo-Gothic style, large size, it succeeded a building of the tenth century became cramped and dangerous. There is a superb organ dating back to 1869 and the 44 windows decorated with stained glass made after the Second World War.

To see also, the old chapel Notre-Dame du Roc, at a place called Rupt-de-Bâmont, erected in 1953, which has been transformed into a cottage!

At the mercy of the hamlets, more than twenty crosses also mark the territory.

Finally, to see also, the "Grove of the Brotherhood", a monolith erected in 1989 on the edge of the pond of the Fairies on the occasion of the bicentennial of the French Revolution and which symbolizes the federation of the communes of the Vosges valleys.

In another register, it is in a former sawmill with a hydraulic production unit that shelters the museum of wood. There are the old trades of the forest and wood processing (lumberjack, sawyer, turner, clogger...) and many tools and machines. Open Friday in May, June, September and October and every day except Saturday in July and August. Price: 2 and 4 euros. Information on +33 3 29 24 52 13.

However, it is obviously its natural heritage that is now the primary wealth of the locality.

Near the wood museum, discover the arboretum built as a labyrinth that has no less than 80 plants all from the municipality, or 46 different species of softwoods or hardwoods.

During a walk, the site of the Bambois and its 94 hectares of forest and ponds classified Natura 2000 for their rich ecological diversity is also worth seeing, as well as the pond of Fairies (one hectare), the Moselotte and various small streams that cross the town. However, it is the lake and the recreation base of the Moselotte built in 1998 that are the rallying point of leisure enthusiasts "nature".

The lake of nearly 10 hectares is surrounded by a base of 13 hectares surrounded by forests. In addition to a camping and cottages for holidaymakers, there is a sandy beach where swimming is monitored in summer. Children's play areas and picnic areas, a canoe rental point, a climbing wall, a volleyball court and a bowling alley are also available all year round. Information on +33 3 29 24 56 56.

At the lake or on the shores of trout-rich local rivers, fishermen can indulge in their favorite pastime. Find out about the regulations on +33 3 29 24 56 56 or +33 9 60 13 77 72.

The leisure center can also be the starting point for many hiking or mountain biking with bucolic panoramas and views of the Vosges. Attention, some circuits can present difficulties related to relief.

Fans also have the opportunity to take the Greenway of the Hautes Vosges, which totals 55 km of courses built on the old railway lines of the Moselle and Moselotte valleys, reserved for hikers, joggers, cyclists, rollers or even, in winter, cross-country ski specialists. Documentation and information on +33 3 29 24 52 13.

The Club Vosgien Local also offers hikes for walkers of all levels. Contact the +33 3 29 24 64 19.

Finally, to play a game of tennis, join the local club to reserve a court on +33 (0) 3 29 24 65 9 and for those who enjoy thrills, the club Four Winds offers initiations paragliding (contact +33 3 29 24 63 45).

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

3rd Sunday of April, popular walk with two courses of your choice of 10 and 20 km.

May 1st, flea market.

The first Sunday of July, trail (wilderness race).

July 14, for the national holiday, fireworks fired from the lake recreational base.

The third weekend of July, the "fair to the Vosges" is a credit to this regional breed of cattle while programming fairground attractions, gourmet and musical entertainment.

On the last weekend of August, on the leisure base, Saulxures Festi'Lac organizes reggae music concerts.

The Vosgienne's Fair
Dinatoire Concert
Italian evening
2nd High Iron Festival

Photos

Lake Moselotte
Lake Moselotte
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Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, seen from the Back of Rupt de Bâmont (© J.E)
Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, seen from the Back of Rupt de Bâmont (© J.E)
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Fishermen on Lake Moselotte
Fishermen on Lake Moselotte
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Our Lady of the Rock Chapel - Rupt de Bâmont (© J.E)
Our Lady of the Rock Chapel - Rupt de Bâmont (© J.E)
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City of Saulxures-sur-Moselotte
City of Saulxures-sur-Moselotte
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Hay in June
Hay in June
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City Hall (© J.E)
City Hall (© J.E)
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Organ of Jacquot Jeanpierre - Church Saint-Prix (© J.E)
Organ of Jacquot Jeanpierre - Church Saint-Prix (© J.E)
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Altar of Our Lady of the Assumption - Church of Saulxures-sur-Moselotte (© J.E)
Altar of Our Lady of the Assumption - Church of Saulxures-sur-Moselotte (© J.E)
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Baptistery of the church (© J.E)
Baptistery of the church (© J.E)
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Chair of the Church (© J.E)
Chair of the Church (© J.E)
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Our Lady of the Rock Chapel - A Rupt de Bâmont (© J.E)
Our Lady of the Rock Chapel - A Rupt de Bâmont (© J.E)
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Cross dated 1789 - Road of the Rupt de Bâmont River (© J.E)
Cross dated 1789 - Road of the Rupt de Bâmont River (© J.E)
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Cross dated 1784 - Road of the Rupt de Bâmont River (© J.E)
Cross dated 1784 - Road of the Rupt de Bâmont River (© J.E)
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Saint-Prix Church (© J.E)
Saint-Prix Church (© J.E)
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Nave of Saint-Prix Church (© J.E)
Nave of Saint-Prix Church (© J.E)
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Altarpiece and stained glass windows of Saint-Prix church (© J.E)
Altarpiece and stained glass windows of Saint-Prix church (© J.E)
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Rosette of the west transept of the church (© J.E)
Rosette of the west transept of the church (© J.E)
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Rosette of the east transept of the church (© J.E)
Rosette of the east transept of the church (© J.E)
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Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, seen from the Back of Rupt de Bâmont (© J.E)
Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, seen from the Back of Rupt de Bâmont (© J.E)
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Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes - Saint-Prix Church (© J.E)
Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes - Saint-Prix Church (© J.E)
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Statue of St. Elizabeth - Saint-Prix Church (© J.E)
Statue of St. Elizabeth - Saint-Prix Church (© J.E)
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Weather

Friday 21 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 26°C
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Saturday 22 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 31°C
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Sunday 23 july
Min. 18°C - Max. 34°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Confectioneries, goat farms, cheese factories and mountain farms, saboterie, adventurers' course in the trees, trout fishing, mountain biking, paragliding, climbing, hiking marked by the Vosges club.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Interactive visit of a leather workshop
Arts and Crafts10 € Basse-sur-le-Rupt (3.1 mi)
Visit a copper mine
Culture and education11 € Le Thillot (5.2 mi)
Ride the Thur Doller steam train
Entertainment9 € to 11 € Cernay (21 mi)
Rieflé-Landmann winery tour
Local flavoursFreePfaffenheim (24 mi)
Tour of Colmar in the little tourist train
Culture and education350 € to 650 € Colmar (28 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Collet Mansuy
Snowshoe hikeEasy2h30Cornimont (3.2 mi)
Grand Ventron
HikeIntermediate2h30Ventron (4.6 mi)
Brother Joseph Hermitage Chapel
HikeIntermediate1h15Ventron (4.6 mi)
The Crosery Gorges
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Vagney (4.8 mi)
Lispach Lake
HikeEasy1h30La Bresse (6 mi)

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