The Grand Ballon  

68760 Le Grand Ballon
Location

Nearest train station :
16 km - Willer sur Thur


Opening hours :
Accessible year-round (with caution in winter)

Animals accepted : Yes Catering on spot : Yes

With its highest peak at 1424 metres in altitude, the Grand-Ballon is the highest summit in the Vosges mountains.

It is well-known to hiking, downhill skiing and cross-country ski enthusiasts. A short walk (approximately 30 minutes) will lead you from the hotel to the summit. From there, enjoy the breathtaking and panoramical view on the Alsace plain, the Jura and the Alps, one not to miss if you are a mountain lover !

Photo gallery


Vue sur le sommet du Grand Ballon ©OTTC Élise Throo
Le radar ©SMMGB
Le radar sous la neige ©Tristan Vuano
Le Grand Ballon et la mer de nuage ©Tristan Vuano
Le monument des chasseurs alpins ©Claude Fiegel
Le Grand Ballon dans la brume ©Tristan Vuano
Vue sur la plaine ©Tristan Vuano
Vue générale du Grand Ballon et de la vallée de Saint Amarin ©OT Saint Amarin

Useful informations


Location
  Mountain
  Panoramic view
Type of site
  Landmark
  Viewpoint and panorama
  Natural site
Type of visit
  Free visit

Access


  On a route that is accessible by bus
  Walking time (min) from carpark to site : 40

Facilities


  Picnic area
  Cafeteria
  Restaurant
  Toilets
  Outdoor activity

With kids


  Not suited for strollers

Rates


Free entrance

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What's nearby ?


Farmhouse inn Grand Ballon
WILLER-SUR-THUR

Farmhouse inn Grand Ballon

Restaurant La Vue des Alpes
WILLER-SUR-THUR

Restaurant La Vue des Alpes

Restaurant Chalet-hôtel du Grand Ballon
WILLER-SUR-THUR

Restaurant Chalet-hôtel du Grand Ballon

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Tourist information centers


  • 7, rue de la 1ère Armée - 68800 THANN
    Monday to Saturday from 9 to 12.30 am and from 2 to 6 pm – on Sundays and bank holidays from 10 to 12.30 am and from 2 to 5 pm.
  • 1, rue Latouche - 68700 CERNAY
    Monday to Saturday from 9 to 12 am and from 2 to 6 pm – on Sundays and bank holidays from 10 am to 12 am.
  • 9, place des Alliés - 68290 MASEVAUX
    Monday to Friday from 9 to 12.30 am and from 2 to 6 pm - on Saturday from 10 to 12 am and from 2 to 5 pm. Closed on Sundays and bank holidays.
  • 81, rue Charles de Gaulle - 68550 SAINT-AMARIN
    Monday to Saturday from 10 to 12 am and from 3 to 5 pm - On Sundays and bank holidays from 10 to 12 am.

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