The Ballons des Vosges Park is dedicated to promoting short tours as well as local produce and craftsmanship.

Vosgian handicrafts originate from yesteryear, when farmers diversified their trade with wood, stone or textile. Workshops and factories developed subsequently, often near rivers to benefit from water power. Today, this craftsmanship remains, passed on over the generations and improved by successive innovations and Man’s creativity. Some worskshops remained simple and accessible to the public – who can therefore discover ancestral craftsmanship, but flourishing industries also developed. For example, prestigious textile brands propose their creations in factory shops.