The Ventron ski station, also known as Ermitage Frère Joseph, is the ideal spot to start your winter adventure. This family haven with 9 slopes offering a variety of difficulty levels has something to please every skier, from novices to double black diamond aficionados.
The resort is open mid-December through mid-March from 9 am to 5 pm, snow conditions permitting.
The best thing about this resort: if you use up your 4-hour lift ticket, get another 2-hour ticket for greater flexibility! For more information, visit the resort’s website! There is a designated snowboarding schedule: snowboarding is allowed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays outside of school holiday dates for Belgium, France and Luxembourg.
Family Fun: The whole family will discover the joys of downhill sports...there’s a sport for everyone!
Cross-country skiers will be thrilled with the 3 trails in Ventron.
• La Futaie (11 km, trail links up with domaine de Bussang) is a trail for the most experienced skiers.
• La Ronde Bruche, a 4-km trail; and Les Buttes (ski school) : This 1 km trail is ideal for a gentle introduction to the sport.
Download the map of all the cross-country ski trails in Hautes-Vosges here!
These trails are open every day, and are groomed as soon as weather permits. It is free to use the trails.
Family Fun: Access to these trails providing a variety of difficulty levels is free - ideal for anyone who wants to discover the sport.
Click here to download the two circuits that leave from the chalet. Are you interested in venturing onto unmarked or more challenging trails? Ideally you should get in touch with one of France’s accredited mountain tour guides (accompagnateurs en montagnes), tourism professionals specialized in nature discovery. They’ll give you a new perspective on the sport!
Family Fun: You can also see a snowshoeingphoto exhibit at the Tourism Office. Suitable for children over 6 years of age.
L'École de Ski Français in Ventron welcomes you with 40 instructors at its Jardin des Neiges and offers a variety of ski runs for differing ability levels.
Take advantage of the instruction provided by these capable professionals, who will help people of any age become ski champions. Get information and rates from the website, or call 03 29 24 05 45
Family Fun: Our ski instructors at ESF are happy to provide guidance to any skier over 3 years of age.Ecole de Ski Français (ESF) - Ventron
During your visit, you will see and of course be able to pet the goats, unless they are out to pasture.
Because goats experience seasonal estrus, they usually give birth in the springtime. This means that if you want to see the kids, it’s best to visit in March or April. We have other animals on the farm too. You will see the chickens, the duck, the turkeys, the horses and the rabbits. It’s a wonderful experience for both children and adults.
Family Fun: Come and watch the goat milking every day at 4:30 PM except for Sundays and Wednesdays during school holidays, and Saturdays during the regular school year.
Located high in the mountains in the heart of the Vosges region, known for its many tourist attractions and quality establishments, the Textile Museum of Vosges in Ventron is a great place to visit and get to know the mountains in Vosges.
Opening hours: From December 15 to October 31. Daily except Mondays from 10-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. The museum is closed each year between November 1 and December 14. Closed on January 1 and December 25. Expect to spend an hour and a half visiting the museum.
Family Fun: During school holidays, bring your family every Thursday afternoon at 2 PM for an interactive weaving demonstration! A fun experience where a moderator will lead you through the steps to learn to weave. Suitable for all ages.
Learn the secrets of old-time candy makers at Confiserie Bressaude in La Bresse.
Join our more than 100,000 yearly visitors! Visit the shop for free and see the candy factory in action, making candies, nougat, and other products, depending on the time of year.
See the llamas and alpacas at La Montagne des Lamas (Llama Mountain) in La Bresse. You can even pet them!
Learn all about the lives of these amazing animals at our different learning stations through a guided tour, video or slideshow. Expect to spend about 1 hour.
Family Fun: These great places to visit are only 15 minutes from the village.
Get this free guide, with lots of awesome and fun ways for you to discover the village, at the Tourism Office.
Family Fun: Have fun as a family solving all the riddles of the village.
With more than 120 km of marked hiking trails created by Club Vosgien, Ventron is a paradise for hiking fanatics.
From family hikes to longer, more challenging hikes, there is a perfect hike for everyone! Find information on all of the local hikes around Ventron or pick up your IGN map at the local Tourism Office. We are ready and waiting with advice tailored to your needs. Download your free guide for a 14-km hike here.
Family Fun: There are two hikes specifically designed for families, so be sure to ask for more information from the Tourism Office.
Discover the almost 80 km of marked trails in Hautes-Vosges through this brochure. With varied levels of difficulty, these rides are suitable for everyone.
Family Fun: Everyone can ride the mountain trails now, thanks to our electric-assisted mountain bikes! Discover the pleasures of the mountains with a professional by your side!
If “I want to ride my bicycle” is your song, you’ll be thrilled with the challenges of our hilly terrain!
For sale at the Tourism Office: Topographic cycling map with 13 individual, weather-proof route cards - get yours now!
Family Fun: Are you looking for a family hike? Try out our 53 km of trails by bike, roller blade, scooter, or on foot! Look forla Voie Verte des Hautes Vosges. Surrounded by mountains and big sky, la Voie Verte des Hautes-Vosges is a 53-km marked multi-use trail that follows the route of the old railway through the valleys of la Moselle and la Moselotte.
Accredited Mountain tour guides are available for nature hikes, snowshoeing, mountain biking, archery and Nordic hiking.
Discover our mountains with friends or family through other activities: visit the habitat of the chamois, local farms, scenic routes and peat bogs. Try Nordic walking through our natural spaces, where you can look for animal tracks, and then stop by and enjoy our towns and villages.
To learn more about these programs or sign up, please feel free to contact us directly!
Family Fun: Our mountain guides offer hikes for all ages, starting with children 3 and up.
The Chapel of Ermitage Frère Joseph is a designated historical monument built by the Véternats in 1757 for l’Ermite Frère Joseph.
It is located at the foot of the ski trails of Ventron. This pious man is credited with a number of miraculous cures; the many ex-votos you can see here bear witness to this. On the last Sunday in July, a pilgrim’s mass is celebrated in the Hermitage Chapel. It attracts almost 2000 people each year!
Family Fun: This little Chapel is an ideal setting for a stroll or a family picnic!
If you love fruit wines, you’re in the right place!
Cédric and Laëtitia live in Vosges and produce fruit wines and aperitifs. They grow their own fruit and berries on their three-hectare property with its orchards and fields. Cédric takes care of making the aromatic wines. The wines are bottled on-site and you can taste them at the wine-tasting chalet in Ventron. Come and sample these original vintages at the store! Open in-season from Monday to Saturday from 10-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m., or call 0637889783 during the rest of the year.
Family Fun: Take a nice walk with your family through the village and discover Cédric and Laëtitia’s farm and orchards - taste their wines and try to guess which fruit they are made of!
Located in the centre of the village near the fire station, La Maison Artisanale has a permanent exhibit and sale of many unique, hand-made crafts and artworks.
It is open every day during school holidays from 2:30 to 6:30 pm. During the rest of the year, call these numbers to make an appointment: 0329240518 - 0660348917. Every summer, a market is organized on the first Sunday in August in the village square. It brings together up to 70 exhibitors, who come from all over north-eastern France and most of whom can be seen making their wares on-site. A Christmas market is also held every year on the Sunday before Christmas at the Salle des Fêtes. It attracts some 20 exhibitors.
Family Fun: Discover or re-discover the work of local artisans at La Maison Artisanale, including lathe-turned wood and wicker and basket-work.
Le Musée des 1001 Racines (the Museum of 1001 Roots): this museum invites us to discover the results of many years of research in local understory vegetation, mountain bogs and fast-running mountain streams.
This beautiful exhibit will light up your imagination and make you feel like you are in a fairy tale. Open every day except Tuesday from 10am-12 pm and 2-4 pm. Plan for a visit lasting between 45 minutes and 1 hour.
WORKSHOP OF FRANCIS CUNY: FRANCIS CUNY, ARTIST AND SCULPTOR IN WOOD, SNOW, ICE AND GRANITE
Come and meet the artist in his workshop in Travexin between Ventron and Cornimont. It’s easy to spot this building from the road with its wonky and unique style! Open every day from 10 am to 7 pm. And it’s free!
Family Fun: These two tours will take you on a journey to discover the forest.
LA FERME DU RIANT
Située au milieu des pistes de ski, à 1000 m d'altitude
RESTAURANT DE L'HÔTEL ERMITAGE
Situé au pied des pistes de ski, à 900 m d'altitude
RESTAURANT DE L'HÔTEL LES BRUYÈRES
Situé à 200 m du centre de Ventron
RESTAURANT DE L'HÔTEL LES BUTTES
Situé au pied des pistes de ski, à 900 m d'altitude
RESTAURANT LE CHARLEMAGNE
Situé à 3 km du centre de Ventron, 8 km des pistes de ski
AUBERGE DE LA CHAUME DU GRAND VENTRON
Située en pleine nature à 1200 m d'altitude
Ouverture : tous les jours du 1er mai au 15 octobre, ensuite de décembre à avril : week-end et vacances scolaires
Tél : 03 29 25 52 53
FERME-AUBERGE DU FELSACH
Situé en pleine nature à1100 m d'altitude
Tél. : 03 89 82 77 71 ou 03 89 82 78 38
Ouverture : tous les jours du 1er mai au 31 octobre
Sylviane and Thierry propose you to discover our region through its local products. Among other things, you will find fruity crusts and syrups, mountain honey, sausages, farm cheeses (munster, Bargkass ...), and many other specialties that they will not fail to make you discover.
Produits régionaux - paniers garnis - décoration – souvenirs
20 Route de Remiremont
Tél : 03 29 24 19 07
Tél : 06 19 69 30 70
Cindy proposes you its deposit of bread, pastries, viennoiseries, as well as various articles of grocery. You will also find there souvenirs, tobacco and the press.
3, place de la Mairie
Tèl : 03 29 24 23 03
Horaires d'ouverture :
Lundi, mardi, mercredi, vendredi : 6:30 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
Jeudi : 6:30 -13:00 / FERMÉ
Samedi : 7:00 - 12:30 / 16:00 - 19:00
Dimanche* : 7:00 - 12:30 / FERMÉ
Ouvert les dimanches de vacances et jours fériés de 16:00 à 19:00
Specific parking area for motor homes of 10 places.
Close to the Ventron recreation area, in the center of Ventron.
Facilities and services
Tokens and Information at the tourist office
Tél: 03 29 24 07 02
Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
From 1 January onwards, under the same conditions of application and exemption.
Terrains de Camping et équivalents