Created in 1989 at the initiative of the Lorraine and Franche-Comté Regions, the Ballon des Vosges Regional Natural Park regroups 192 communes across four departments: Vosges, Haut-Rhin, Territory of Belfort and Haute-Saône.

Where the sustainable development issue is raised in a still intact – yet fragile – outstanding environment


This natural wetland has been identified as a matter of European interest. An exceptional site nestled at the heart of the Vosges Saônoises and south of the Park, the Plateau des Mille Etangs abounds with tradition, nature and authenticity. Unfortunately, industries dwindle and the local economic fabric is weakening. The main issue here is to come up with a global sustainable development project together with the inhabitants, based on the exceptional heritage worth of this territory.


Dominique Tissinier
chargé de mission tourisme (Tourism Officer) – Coordinateur de secteur (Area Coordinator)
+33 (0) 389 779 032