Discover the peaceful and preserved destination far from mass tourism!

Far from the beaten track and the tourist hustle and bustle, lies a destination imbued with tranquility and preservation. A place where serenity reigns supreme and where authenticity is revealed at every street corner. Let’s explore this haven of peace, far from the din of crowds and overcrowded attractions. An escape to the very essence of travel, as close as possible to simplicity and natural beauty.

Unexpected Escape in Haute-Saône

Want to escape the mass tourism without sacrificing the discovery of hidden gems? Haute-Saône, nestled in Burgundy-Franche-Comté, could well be your next favorite destination. Far from the crowds and traditional tourist circuits, this department offers an authentic immersion in a still preserved setting.

Between Nature and Culture: The Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park

Stretching over nearly 3,000 km2 and covering four departments (Haut-Rhin, Vosges, Haute-Saône and Territoire de Belfort), the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park is a true sanctuary for nature lovers. Whether for hiking or cycling, or to enjoy the ski slopes around the Ballon d’Alsace, this region offers a diversity of landscapes and activities for all tastes.

Not to be missed: Ronchamp and Pesmes

For a touch of heritage, don’t miss the Notre-Dame-du-Haut chapel at Ronchamp, an architectural work by Le Corbusier and listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. This one-of-a-kind structure attracts architecture enthusiasts from all over the world.

Another unmissable village, Pemes, classified among the most beautiful villages in France. Perched high on a promontory and bordered by the Ognon river, this village is full of historical treasures such as its castle, its Saint-Hilaire church and its old forges.

Hidden Treasures and Still Little-Known Stops

Haute-Saône is not limited to these key sites. Here are some suggestions for places to discover:

  • Filain Castle : A charming castle with a French garden, ideal for a romantic walk.
  • Oricourt Castle : This medieval fortress from the 12th centurye century is worth a visit for its impressive architecture.
  • Fort du Mont Vaudois : Located in Héricourt, this 19th century military sitee century is part of the “eastern fortifications” around Belfort.
  • Luxeuil-les-Bains : Between Vesoul and Epinal, this town offers a myriad of ancient monuments to explore.
  • The Saône : Sail on the river which crosses the department and discover its serene landscapes in a small boat.
  • Vesoul : The small prefecture will charm you with its old urban center rich in heritage.

A Destination to Discover

Haute-Saône reveals itself as a destination that is both peaceful and rich in discoveries. For a vacation far from the beaten track but just as exciting, this region offers a clever mix of nature and culture that will appeal to travelers looking for authenticity.

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