The Northern Vosges Regional Nature Reserve
The Northern Vosges forms the northern part of the Vosges Massif. A land of borders and convergence astride Lorraine and Alsace, this territory covers 130,500 hectares. It includes the Alsatian foothills, the forest massif and the Lorraine plateau.
The Northern Vosges Regional Nature Reserve was set up in 1975 and includes 113 municipalities. It has been part of the Northern Vosges-Pfälzerwald crossborder biosphere reserve since 1998, which extends from Saverne in France to Kaiserlautern in Germany. In 2009 it was also awarded the national first prize in the European Destinations of Excellence competition (EDEN).
It is therefore over the heart of an unspoilt environment that the Musée Lalique looks out. You can explore the Reserve on foot, on horseback or by mountain bike. It has joined a European network of hiking destinations, Best of Wandern. You can borrow equipment free of charge at the Test Center based in the Pays de Bitche local Tourist Information Office, particularly walking shoes, a baby carrier, a rucksack, binoculars, jackets...
For the latest news on the Northern Vosges Regional Nature Reserve, consult the news pages on the Internet site or ask for the Reserve's Newsletter!