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Tourism in Ventron and in the Vosges

Cultural curiosities, gourmet delights and industrial heritage

What advice would we give any new arrivals to the Vosges? Simply get out and see for yourself what there is to do! Whatever your interests and abilities, during your stay with us at L’Ermitage, you’ll find something for every taste and age group.

Everything begins in Ventron. In this region which has experienced first-hand the development and decline of the textiles industry, there are many ways you can find out about the subject. The Parc Wesserling welcomes young and old alike in an innovative manner, providing tours and theatrical presentations of its textiles museum so that you can get to learn more about the former Royal Indiennes Factory. Further afield, Gérardmer will charm you not just with its mirror-like lake, but with its factory stores like Linvosges. Then widen your horizons along the 77 km of the Route des Crêtes (from Cernay to Sainte-Marie-les-Mines), which tell as much about the oldest local agricultural traditions as they do stories of the Great War, the Alsace Wine Route of Alsace, before taking your “good little boys and girls” (or maybe just yourselves) to the Imagerie d'Epinal, the famous 19th century printing house of colour illustrations. If you love architecture, you’ll want to visit the incredible Notre Dame-du-Haut in Ronchamp (designed by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier). If you love nature, take deep breaths in as you stride across the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park (spread across four departments of France in total), or stroll through the Haut Chitelet high-altitude gardens.”