The Vosges continues to be a crowd puller not just as a mere tourist perfunctory but because it is truly spectacular in its beauty. The area has three sprawling nature parcs: Parc Naturel Régional des Vosges du Nord, the Route des Crêtes and the Parc Naturel Régional des Ballons des Vosges. It is a tough choice to settle for one but all offer breath-taking undulating emerald terrains abundantly dotted with wild flowers and occasionally glazed over with the silver surfaces of lakes- albeit in various permutations. If such trails only begin to whet your appetite, you can choose the panoramic version and go hand-gliding instead. Fret not if your vacation is during winter because the area transforms into a ski village with a modest number of accommodations and slopes for you to take in the beauty of the surroundings- sheathed in soft white snow.