Tourism Remiremont Plombières-les-Bains in the Vosges, Lorraine, France

Our protected nature

In the Secret Vosges, we love our nature and we protect it. Sensitive natural areas, Natura 2000 areas or the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park: many areas exist to preserve the fauna and flora that compose them.

Territory

Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park

Our destination includes 3 municipalities located in the Regional Natural Park of Ballons des Vosges: Plombières-les-Bains, Le Val-d'Ajol and Girmont-Val-d'Ajol. Created in 1989 on the initiative of the two regions Grand Est and Bourgogne Franche-Comté, this Natural Park extends over 4 departments over nearly 3000 km2 including 1600 km2 of forest.

The park offers a multitude of environments with fir forests, high meadows, peat bogs, glacial cirques, rocky cliffs, lakes and rivers.

 

Aerial view of Girmont-Val-d'Ajol, in the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park

tranquility attitude

As a territory associated with the Ballons des Vosges Regional Natural Park, certain spaces have been delimited within the framework of the Quiétude Attitude programme. Its purpose is to make the public aware of the existence of tranquility zones for wildlife and to present the good reflexes to adopt in the natural environment to preserve the tranquility of the most fragile species.

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The Demoiselle peat bog in Saint-Nabord
Protection

Protected fauna and flora

Our destination matters around twenty sensitive natural areas (ENS) and 3 Natura 2000 areas with:

  • the Fossard massif,
  • the Moselle valley,
  • the Demoiselle pond and peat bog.

 

Our territory also includes protected species: the capercaillie, the hazel grouse, the peregrine falcon, the Tengmalm's owl, the black woodpecker and the red-backed greche with 6 Natura 2000 Sites Birds Directive.

 

Finally, there is 5 natural areas of ecological, faunal and floristic interest (ZNIEFF) type 1:

  • Fossard national forest plateau
  • Vigotte catchment at Girmont Val-d'Ajol
  • Cottage in Chiroptera, Remiremont
  • Moselle-Moselotte confluence
  • Stream in Saint-Nabord

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