La Planche des Belles Filles

21st Boucle

Rides and discoveries are closely inked in Haute-Saone. Families or accomplished sportsmen and women can use the 21 circuits scanning the department. Open all year round, the courses are an original way of discovering the treasures of nature and the preserved riches of history in the area. The 21e Boucle circuit, launched to celebrate the two Tour de France stage finishes in La Planche des Belles-Filles, is designed for the best amateur athletes. The 63 km of the course starting and finishing at La Planche des Belles-Filles include three climbs - Col des Chevreres, Ballon de Servance and climb to La Planche - and nearly 1,800 metres of climbing over the whole ride. The course is an ideal training terrain for the most experienced riders.

Boucle des Champs, Boucle de la Petite Finlande, Boucle des Plages… families also have specially designed courses for their specific needs and abilities. Ground markings and signs ensure safety all along the way. The natural sites and buildings to watch out for, as well as the nearest shops and restaurants, are also signaled for the riders to visit and enjoy timely breaks.

By linking the circuits, cyclists can ride across the whole of Haute-Saone and beyond to the nearby departments.

The 21 circuits can be gowned on http://www.cg70.fr/web/guest/tous-a-velo

Web sites

© CG70Saut de l'Ognon © Jacques MonninMairie de Servance © Marc PaygnardStatue de la Planche des Belles Filles © Marc PaulienCloître de l'Abbaye © OT LuxeuilChapelle de Blaise Miellin © Jacques MonninEspace nature, culture et village - Château Lambert © CG70Musée - Château Lambert © Olivier VincentEglise du Château Lambert © Jacques MonninCroix Ternuay © Olivier VincentPanier de myrtilles © destination 70
Stage town for the 2nd time
Mountain resort in Haute-Saône (71) joined to the commune of Plancher-les-Mines
Population : 1,064 inhabitants (Mainous), 239 700 haut-saônois 
Maximum altitude : 1,148 m
Economy : winter and summer tourism (a chalet/restaurant, a hotel, 26 beds). Countryside and river tourism, thermal spa at Luxeuil-les-Bains. Wood industry
with wood construction. The car industry represents the second largest industry in the area with PSA Peugeot Citroën and its spare parts centre exporting around the world.
Culture : House of Black Identity and the Rights of Man in Champagney (10 km), Notre-Dame-du-Haut Chapel at Ronchamp (14 km), Departmental Museum of the mountains and the Nature and Culture area in Le Hautdu-Them-Château-Lambert (21 km), Wood festival in Raddon-et-Chapendu. Festivals: Jacques Brel, Music and memories, Asian Cinema, International Folk Festival
Sport : winter: 5 alpine ski slopes, 25 km of ski pistes (joined with the Ballon d'Alsace), snow shoeing: marked trails, snow tubbing. Summer: road cycling, mountain biking, Trottin'herbe (hiking, riding and walking), GR 59, GR 533, Route des Mille Étangs, Ballons Comtois Reserve, Ballons des Vosges Nature Park

The sole ski resort in the Haute-Saone

The sole ski resort in the Haute-Saone department and the last summit of the Vosges, La Planche des Belles-Filles made a smashing Tour de France debut when it revealed the climbing talent of Chris Froome. The English rider conquered his first Tour de France stage there in 2012 one year before his overall victory on the Champs-Elysees. That day, the man who was then Bradley Wiggins's main support, surged recklessly in the finale to drop Cadel Evans and win in style. The hold of Team Sky on the Tour had just begun. The stage was also a special one for Frenchman Thibaut Pinot as the race was going through Melisey, a town whose mayor is his father. The FDJ climber waited for the next day in Porrentruy to raise his arms in jubilation. Every year, the Trois Ballons Grand Fondo goes up La Planche des Belles Filles, dubbed "the small Alpe d'Huez" by the entrants.

Stage town for the 2nd time
Mountain resort in Haute-Saône (71) joined to the commune of Plancher-les-Mines
Population : 1,064 inhabitants (Mainous), 239 700 haut-saônois 
Maximum altitude : 1,148 m
Economy : winter and summer tourism (a chalet/restaurant, a hotel, 26 beds). Countryside and river tourism, thermal spa at Luxeuil-les-Bains. Wood industry
with wood construction. The car industry represents the second largest industry in the area with PSA Peugeot Citroën and its spare parts centre exporting around the world.
Culture : House of Black Identity and the Rights of Man in Champagney (10 km), Notre-Dame-du-Haut Chapel at Ronchamp (14 km), Departmental Museum of the mountains and the Nature and Culture area in Le Hautdu-Them-Château-Lambert (21 km), Wood festival in Raddon-et-Chapendu. Festivals: Jacques Brel, Music and memories, Asian Cinema, International Folk Festival
Sport : winter: 5 alpine ski slopes, 25 km of ski pistes (joined with the Ballon d'Alsace), snow shoeing: marked trails, snow tubbing. Summer: road cycling, mountain biking, Trottin'herbe (hiking, riding and walking), GR 59, GR 533, Route des Mille Étangs, Ballons Comtois Reserve, Ballons des Vosges Nature Park

Web sites

Places to see

La Planche-des-Belles-Filles ski stadium

A real tourist attraction, the ski stadium in La Planche-des-Belles-Filles is growing exceptionally fast. The small family resort created in 1975 now welcomes hundreds of visitors every week. Equipped with five alpine pistes and 50 kms of Nordic skiing courses (including one circuit to the Ballon d'Alsace), the resort also provides snowshoe treks, a Roll'herbe (grass skiing) and a luge track, paths for riding and hiking and a large scale of summer and winter activities.  

Notre-Dame du Haut de Ronchamp chapel:

Imagined and conceived by Le Corbusier, the chapel of Ronchamp is a unique building, remarkable by its shapes, proportions and play of light, which make it the emblematic site of the region. Le Corbusier was chosen by the population to rebuild their church, destroyed during WWII. It was not an easy choice: an agnostic, the famous architect had already had been in conflict with the Church for a previous project at la Sainte Baume near Marseille. But the local clergy and the population held to their decision and the church was completed in 1955.

In Champagney:

House of Negritude:

In 1789, Champagney had only 2,000 inhabitants, most of them poor, illiterate and remote from Africa as can be. Still they voted for the abolition of slavery in a plea addressed to King Louis XVI. To celebrate the decision, a House of Negritude devoted to the history of abolitionism has been created in town.

Ballons des Vosges regional Nature Park

With the High Vosges at his heart, the Ballons des Vosges regional nature park spreads towards the valleys of Alsace, Lorraine and Franche-Comte. The plateau of Mille Etangs (1,000 ponds) in Haute-Saone is the second natural treasure of the park. In this vast territory crossed by the Tour de France between July 12 and 14, exceptional landscapes are many – the high crests of the Vosges and their meadows at high altitude, its ice-age circuses, the Lorraine and Franche-Comte valleys with their deep forests as well as the Alsatian villages and their wines.

To discover the human and cultural riches of the territory, the park welcomes the public on premises open all-year-round for free in Chateau-Lambert in Haute-Saone and Munster in Alsace.
www.parc-ballons-vosges.fr

Le Plateau des Mille Étangs

From Servance lies the Plateau des Mille Étangs (Plateau of the 1,000 ponds), a vast countryside shaped more than 12,000 years ago by glaciers which dug thousands of holes in which ponds and marshes nestled. In this jigsaw puzzle of a land grew landscapes of oaks, beech and fir trees, fern, heather and broom. Scattered to and fro, big rocks recall the heritage of the ice-age. Men later joined forces to reshape the land.

Station de la Planche © C.KrucienChapelle de Ronchamp © Gabriel Vieille / AONDHLe Parc naturel Régional des Ballons des Vosges © Denis BringardLes milles étangs © Marc Paygnard
Stage town for the 2nd time
Mountain resort in Haute-Saône (71) joined to the commune of Plancher-les-Mines
Population : 1,064 inhabitants (Mainous), 239 700 haut-saônois 
Maximum altitude : 1,148 m
Economy : winter and summer tourism (a chalet/restaurant, a hotel, 26 beds). Countryside and river tourism, thermal spa at Luxeuil-les-Bains. Wood industry
with wood construction. The car industry represents the second largest industry in the area with PSA Peugeot Citroën and its spare parts centre exporting around the world.
Culture : House of Black Identity and the Rights of Man in Champagney (10 km), Notre-Dame-du-Haut Chapel at Ronchamp (14 km), Departmental Museum of the mountains and the Nature and Culture area in Le Hautdu-Them-Château-Lambert (21 km), Wood festival in Raddon-et-Chapendu. Festivals: Jacques Brel, Music and memories, Asian Cinema, International Folk Festival
Sport : winter: 5 alpine ski slopes, 25 km of ski pistes (joined with the Ballon d'Alsace), snow shoeing: marked trails, snow tubbing. Summer: road cycling, mountain biking, Trottin'herbe (hiking, riding and walking), GR 59, GR 533, Route des Mille Étangs, Ballons Comtois Reserve, Ballons des Vosges Nature Park

Web sites

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