A summer in the meadows
The black and white speckled Vosgienne cow is well adapted to harsh mountain life and bitterly defended by farmers who want to preserve this breed brimming with character. In the spring, the herds make their way to the upper mountain pastures to spend the summer grazing tender grass in the large meadows above the ridge line.
An authentic mountain tradition and a one-of-a-kind experience. The cows wear their customary cowbells, specially shined for the big day. Set off alongside them for a few hours on a spectacular hike along steep paths.
Walk with the farmers, dressed in their traditional Marcaire (milkers) outfits, and share a meal made with local products while listening to the soft sound of cowbells. For the occasion, each village prepares exhibitions, local markets, balls, and picnics to discover along the way.Discover
The immense upper mountain pastures feel like a far-off world: windswept moors, endless fields, and rounded domes covered with snow even sometimes in summer. A pastoral panorama and an immersion in the tales of yesteryear.
This unique landscape begins at elevation of 900 metres. The lands were shaped by the monks of the Middle Ages who cleared the beech groves for farming, resulting in a spectacular lunar landscape. Nature lovers will be spoilt by its delicate flora of blueberries, gentians, arnicas, and Vosges Mountains pansies. A larger-than-life excursion brimming with natural beauty!Discover this unique experience
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