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Things to do in the Vosges

Things to do in the Vosges

The Vosges are a range of low mountains in eastern France located in the historical region of Alsace-Lorraine. Their natural beauty makes them an obvious choice for lovers of the outdoors and they have a thriving winter sports scene as well. The local villages and towns have a distinctly Germanic feel about them and the wider region is famous for excellent food and wines. Its popularity with tourists from France, Germany and farther afield means there is no shortage of things to do. Azureva’s very own holiday resort in the village of Bussang is ideally-sited for visits to some of the best-loved local attractions.

Azureva’s holiday resort helps you make the most of your Vosges trip

Azureva manages a range of holiday resorts in France, one of which is located at Bussang in the Vosges. This is a self-catering resort, which offers you all the flexibility of a fully-equipped kitchen, meaning you can prepare all your own meals if you want and perhaps even enjoy eating outside on a patio or balcony. However, you also have the option of a special package which includes access to the on-site restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served. The resort at Bussang has some nice extra touches – for example, should you be wondering what to do for breakfast on a sunny summer’s day, you may be able to have breakfast in the middle of a forest with a local mountain guide! Another really convenient food service is the new pizza kiosk, selling food to take away or for enjoying on-site.

Other facilities available to make your life easier include children’s clubs during the school holidays, washing machines and tumble dryers, a pool table, a library and internet access.

Summer holidays in the Vosges

The Vosges are seen as an all-year round holidays destination, and there’s certainly lots of things to do and see throughout the year, from daffodil festivals and championship rallying to wine festivals. The summertime is a great time for outdoor activities and this area is particularly well-served with hiking trails and mountain biking routes.

The resort organizes a wide variety of guided tours and excursions to some of the most famous sights in the local area and further afield. These include historic towns like Strasbourg, Nancy and Colmar, castles (notably the Château du Haut Koenigsbourg) and the Black Forest. If you have your own car, a scenic drive along the Route des Crêtes offers beautiful views, whilst the Alsatian Wine Route (Route des Vins) takes you through pretty villages and multiple vineyards.

Closer to the resort are a number of museums presenting life in the local area in times gone by including the open-air Musée de la Montagne, with its old farmhouse, charcoal burner’s hut, school, sawmill and forge.

Winter getaways in the Vosges

Most people who visit the Vosges for winter holidays do so to ski. The Bussang holiday resort is an ideal winter rental vacation in France for this purpose, being just a five-minute walk from the family-friendly ski resort of Larcenaire, boasting eight slopes and five lifts. If you’ve had enough of downhill skiing, you can try your hand at cross-country skiing instead (20km of marked trails), snowshoeing or – for the more adventurous – a beginners’ ski jumping hill.

Self-catering in the Vosges in winter makes just as much sense as in the summer, especially after a long day out on the slopes. By staying at the Bussang resort, you have access to a heated, covered swimming pool, a sauna, a hammam, squash courts for a little indoor physical exercise, a kids’ club during school holidays, evening entertainment and more! Excursions are also organized to visit local museums or to catch a glimpse of the local fauna, notably the Chamois!

If this sounds like your kind of holiday – winter or summer - why not get in touch? We answer all your questions by telephone 04 74 32 74 63 or email: [email protected].

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