You will find many activities to do and see during your stay in the rentals Thillot. Examples :
La Bresse, high Alpine station 20 kms plus surfing and night skiing.
Saint Maurice and Bussang (south) 6-10 krns on the road to Mulhouse because we are equidistant from the northern ski tracks (above) and southern ski tracks
The wine route 80 kms from La Bresse, the Schlucht, Munster, Colmar and itsLittle Venice, or the wonderful villages (because it is difficult to visit both in one day): Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé, Kaysersberg. It is worth returning through the Orbey valley, because you can reach the Ridge Road through the Black, White, Green, Trout, lakes. If you go further north after Ribeauvillé there is the Haut-Koenigsburg Castle, the monkey mountain and the Eagle Park.
The road of summits, 30 km away with its lakes and mountains where you can see the Plain of Alsace, the Black Forest, the Alps and the chamois (especially early in the morning ,Hohneck)
The Ballon d'Alsace famous for its "Tour de France": We are 3-4 kms far from the foot. 8 kms to the summit overlooking the plain of Alsace and the Alps and by, very clear weather, Mont Blanc 400kms.
The country inns: they are numerous with their specialties, smoked pork, special potato dish : "tofailles"...
The greenway: 500 m connecting the valleys of the Moselle and Moselotte rivers,you can walk or ride a bicycle on about 60 kms along with rivers, forests and gorges "Crozery" and Lake Saulxures where you can bathe with lifeguard. 12 kms.
The plateau of a thousand lakes: with its many hiking trails on foot or bicycle. This beautiful area was called "Little Finland ofVosges" near the charming village of Beulotte Saint Laurent with its church and its country bistro. The road continues to Servance, let us mention the waterfall "Saut de l'ognon" and the return by the Haut du Them (grocery bistro restaurant).
The chapel of Ves 3 kms This is one of the most beautiful sites of the southern Vosges at the foot of Ballon d'Alsace.
You will discover the farm of Vés with cheese (Munster Barkhass, goat) and visit the animals. goats, calves, cows.
Another farm on the other side is specialized in sheep farming and make their cheese. There is also the "Altitude Fruit" that makes wild fruit jams.
Chapel des vès is a place where I was born and where I lived until 14.
The Vosges were baptized by Julius Cesar "VOESGUS" (god of the mountain, forest and hunting) .The Roman legions feared these forests for this cause and refused to penetrate even for battle. Vosges have been inhabited , visited and invaded since the beginning of time from the Neolithic to the present day unlike accounts of early monastic chroniclers of X and X1 who in good faith have seen a virgin nature, but lacked nowadays investigative means .There were Celts, Romans (baths and hydrotherapy: Plombières, luxeuil, Bains les Bains, Vittel, Contrexéville, Lifol the Great), and monks with Saint Colomban around 600 for many centuries. At the Plateau of a thousandLlakes within 3 kms of our chalets- gites one can observe the monks’ intervention concerning the construction of dikes of ponds to improve people's health through fish protein .On the road the "Bosons top" towards Beulotte saint Laurent a panel describes technically the construction of a pond- dike by the monks.
The Alsatians (15- 16 th centuries) also certainly contributed with their expertise to show how to live off the land .Words like "la schlitte" are not without origin. Hydropower associated with copper ores and others exploited by the Dukes de Lorraine (15- 16 th centuries) were the main drivers of industrial and administrative development and even brought justice etc ..
After this first industrial era leaving behind a local free energy , textile comes to reign over 2 centuries with appreciated peasant labor, also available in winter. Napoleon Bonaparte also recruited his "veterans" in the Vosges mountains for their resistance to rigorous climate There is a stele at the cross of Fresse sur Moselle about 6 km of hiking trails that depart before the chaletsrandovosges