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On the road

Haut-Rhin (68)

Alsace Region
Population: 753,056 (2011)
Prefecture: Colmar
Subprefectures : Altkirch, Guebwiller, Mulhouse, Ribeauville, Thann
Surface: 3,525.17 km2
Largest town: Mulhouse (Pop: 111,000)
Economy: agriculture (colza, wheat, corn, wines), automobile, textile, tourism.
Specialties: Alsace wines, munster, fried carp of Sungdau.
Tourism: Train and Automobile museums (Mulhouse), ecomuseum of Alsace (Ungersheim), Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, collegial churches (Thann and Colmar), typical villages of Hunawihr, Eguisheim and Riquewihr.
Website: www.cg68.fr

Vosges (88)

Lorraine Region
Population: 379,724 (2010)
Prefecture : Epinal
Subprefectures: Neufchateau, Saint-Die-des-Vosges
Superficie: 5,874 km2
Plus grande ville : Epinal (Pop: 33,000)
Economy: agriculture, wood and timber, paper (Clairefontaine), biomass, tourism, textile, bottling.
Specialties: plum, quetsch, munster, carré de l'Est (cheese), honey, quiche lorraine, nonnette of Remiremont, loriquette of Remiremont (cakes).
Tourism: spas (Contrexeville, Vittel), green tourism, winter sports, cathedral of Saint-Die, principality of Salm-Salm, Ballons des Vosges regional nature park.

Three days in the 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

Haute-Saône (70)

Franche-Comte Region
Population: 239,548 (2010)
Prefecture: Vesoul
Subprefecture: Lure
Surface : 5,360 km2
Largest city: Vesoul (Pop: 16,000)
Economy: metallurgy, automobile (PSA in Vesoul), consumption goods, agriculture, construction.
Specialities: Montbozon biscuits, gandeuillot, griottines, kirsch of Fougerolles, Luxeuil ham.
Tourism: chapel of Ronchamp, green tourism, canal boating.
Website: www.cg70.fr

Km 3.5 : Ensisheim

Le Palais de la Régence, construit à la Renaissance, abrite aujourd'hui un musée © EdelseiderLes vitraux de l’église Saint-Martin © Grumelo

Population : 7300 hab.

Enriched by the extraction of potassium hydroxide, the town is remarkable for it 16th century Regency Palace, housing three museums and displaying the oldest meteorite in Europe, which fell on the town in 1492. 

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