No matter the time of year, the St. Die-des-Vosges area is a great choice for a breakaway. There are activities that draw travellers to the St. Die-des-Vosges area in both the warm months and in the cold winter months. A holiday rental home in the St. Die-des-Vosges area will put you close to many popular activities and attractions. Whether you want to ski in the winter or hike in the summer, a holiday rental home is a perfect choice. These homes are well-appointed and provide a comfortable home base for all of your holiday adventures.
There is much to do whilst on holiday to the St. Die-des-Vosges area. No matter the time of year that you choose to visit, there are fun outdoor activities. During the warmer months, hiking, cycling and walking tours are among the options. Some choose to forgo the walking tours in favor of a driving tour along the Route des vins d'Alsace. This is a 120 km drive that includes views of lovely medieval chateaus and vineyards. When the cold weather blows in, travellers can head to the mountains where skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are popular choices. Equipment rental and lessons are available in many locations. There are golf courses in the St. Die-des-Vosges area as well as wineries and vineyards. Consider spending a day participating in wine tastings and learning about the wine making process. There is also plenty of fine dining in the St. Die-des-Vosges area. Even if you do not consider yourself a "foodie", you should sample as much of the local cuisine as possible as dining really is part of the experience of a holiday to France.
There are many fun and interesting attractions in the St. Die-des-Vosges area. The National Automobile Museum in nearby Mulhouse is a must see for car enthusiasts. This museum features a large collection including examples from the last 100 years. There are many other wonderful museums include the Archaeological Museum and the Contemporary Art Museum in Strausbourg. The Cathedral Notre Dame de Strausbourg is quite a popular attraction as is Vosges Balloons National Park. The National Park is a great spot for hiking, cycling, wildlife viewing and exploring. Visitors who spend a few hours hiking in the park will be rewarded with the view of a beautiful waterfall. Another well visited site is the Le Struthof Concentration Camp. Visitors here sometimes describe being overcome with emotion yet say that they would not have missed the chance to visit and pay respects to the many who suffered there. Visitors to the St. Die-des-Vosges area during the summer months may be able to catch a glimpse of the athletes competing in the Tour de France, which is considered the world's premiere cycling race.
There is a great variation in the weather in the St. Die-des-Vosges area from season to season. During the summer months, the average temperatures range from 14 to 26 degrees. The spring cools down a bit with average temperatures of between 5 and 20 degrees. The winter brings frigid temperatures, perfect for the popular winter sports in the St. Die-des-Vosges area, with average temperatures of just 0 to 4 degrees.
There are four airports within a reasonable driving distance of the St. Die-des-Vosges area. These are Strausberg Entcheim Airport (SXB), Euroairport Basel Mulhouse Airport (BSC), Lille Airport (XDB) and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG).