Created at the Regions’ initiative, the Natural Regional Park centres towns, departments, cities and conurbations in the territory’s neighbourhood around its Sustainable Development Project. Seven towns or conurbations in Lorraine, Alsace and Franche-Comté support the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park.

Founded in 610 by a disciple of Saint-Colomban, former rural town Lure became a city in the late seventeenth century in addition to the monastery. Back then the main buildings of Lure were the Capucin Convent and the old City Hall dating back to the thirteenth century. Then the Saint-Martin Church was constructed. The Revolution brought eight centuries of religious dominion to an end. Today, the city endeavours to promote its heritage via a discovery trail presenting the city’s architectural wealth and history. Enjoy a nice city centre walk through the abbey park. The abbey pavilion hosts many cultural or sports events. Crossed by the Ognon River, its territory is peppered by a dozen ponds from the tertiary sector – with the gravel plant, economically developing the basin, and tourism, including the Saline leisure park.

A thematic trail “le sentier de l’Onde” connects Lure with the village of Vouhenans. An orientation table on the Butte spans across the Vosges Mountains, the Ballon d’Alsace, the Planche des Belles Filles and the Ronchamp Chapel.