Auberge Le Val Joli - Tarte aux myrtilles
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Experiences Holidays as a family

Gourmet break as a family

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Read time : 5 min

Eat!

Yes, but we just think about food after every activity, every hike, every visit… Good restaurants flourish in the Vosges Mountains, much to the delight of guests. Let’s head out on a discovery of local flavours, traditional products and authentic tastes.

La Bresse myrtilles © MLaurent

Forestry laws limit wild blueberry picking; consider going with a guide.

Fruit-picking time

It’s the season for picking wild blueberries! We head out for an afternoon harvest with the children. Little by little, we fill up our baskets with delicious “brimbelles”. We burst into laughter when we notice our blue lips and teeth!

Where to pick berries ?

Massif des Vosges - Markstein

Stop n°4: Lunch with a view

Back in a farmhouse inn after a morning walk as a family, we decide to have a 100% local meal on the terrace. On the menu at this high-altitude lunch: artisanal charcuterie, Ermitage cheese, tarte flambée gratinée (bacon and onion tart), artisanal ice cream and even local tea from the mountains.

Farmhouse inns often have all types of rooms and offer packages just for families.

Massif des Vosges - Tarte aux myrtilles

Stop n°5: Meeting the producers

In the Vosges Mountains, local producers love sharing their passion for their products and gladly welcome visitors on their farms. We’re curious to learn more, so we head out to meet one of these farmers for a genuine, authentic day. While tasting “Grandma’s pie”, we listen to our host tell stories full of wisdom about “his land”, as he likes to call it.

You can buy local products directly at certain farms.