The “Plateau des Mille Etangs” Menu Heritage and Tours Sceneries and Men History of Men Geology and Climate Landscapes Hautes-Vosges Ballons of Franche-Comté The “Plateau des Mille Etangs” Fougerolles and Val d’Ajol Valleys Vosgian Valleys Haut-Rhin Valleys Wine-growing Foothills Natural Heritage Forests High Stubble Lakes, Ponds, Peatlands Ravines, Cliffs and Scree Slopes Calcareous Grasslands Orchards Local Products and Craftsmanship Marque Parc (Park Label) Wood Cladding Mineral and Natural Spring Waters Wooden Toys Honey and Fruit Juice Wooden Furniture for Children Products Vosgian Cattle Breed Fougerolles Orchards and Kirsch Cheeses Small Fruit, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants Alsatian Wine Fish Farming Smoked Meats and Andouilles Farm Shops Craftsmanship Textile Granite Lava Sandstone Wood industry Farmhouse-Inns Farm Markets Cultural Heritage Industrial Heritage Thermal Heritage Farms Country of Art and History Religious Heritage Intangible Cutural Heritage Heritage and Memory Castles Thematic Roads and Tracks Tourist Routes Barefoot Trails Treetop Adventure Park Thermal Baths Museums and Heritage Sites Venues for Shows, Exhibitions and Festivals Environment Awareness Structures Parks and Botanical Gardens At the Park Doors Belfort Colmar Lure Luxeuil-les-Bains Mulhouse Remiremont Saint-Dié-des-Vosges Nature activities Guided Walks and Discovery trails A Farm, A Hike Mountain Guides Reception Centres for Educational Stays Pedestrian Hikes Club Vosgien / Club Alpin (Vosgian / Alpine Clubs) Winter Activities Aeromodelism Water Sports Fishing Equine Activities Mountain Biking and Cyclo-Tourism Climbing Trail Skydiving Nature vacations Camping in Nature Panda Lodgings and Guesthouses Hôtels au Naturel (Hotels in Natural Settings) Quatenary glaciers erosion shaped today’s gentle contours. Still, the glaciers left assorted traces in their wake: grooved rocks, moraines, boulders (including of peatlands)… as well as manifold small water basins that men created as early as the Middle Ages. The piscicultural use of these basins accounts for the Scandinavian-like landscape. Deforestation favoured pastoral-exploited meadows. Because they used a lot of water and wood, metalworking, glass-making, as well as wood or stone artisans settled in the valleys. Each nook in the ground is occupied by a water body concealed by forest or surrounded by pasture lands. The small ponds (less than 50 ares) are most present. If their cold and acidic waters do not allow for much productivity, they are nonetheless good for traditional carp breeding. Leisure and relaxing activities by the watershore progressively replaced traditional fish farming. Abandoned ponds naturally fill with mud, or even turn into peatlands with great biodiversity. They also shelter carnivorous plants: the drosera. On the plateau, crosses and sandstone quarries testify to Man’s stoneworking craft in ancient times.