LOCATION AND SURROUNDINGS

Le Chant des Sapins is located just outside the small village of Le Saulcy, on a quiet country road used only by local traffic. From the elevated location of the house you have breathtaking views of the pine tree covered hills of the Vosges at a distance. The border of Alsace with its beautiful vineyards (the famous ‘Route du Vin’), charming timber-framed houses and excellent restaurants is one of the most beautiful areas of Northern Europe. You find all this at only a short distance.

Closer to the house, several scenic hiking routes start just outside the front gate. At less than a kilometer, a nearby lake offers trout fishing for fishing enthusiasts. Moreover, horseback riding and shooting ranges can be found nearby. In the village of Belval (only 1.000 m from the front gate) you will find a pizzeria, while the town of Senones (only 8 car minutes away) has a variety of shops and supermarkets, as well as a weekly market.

In the winter months you will find many skiing slopes in close vicinity, with La Bresse (1350m, 35 slopes) and Gerardmer (1140m, 21 slopes) providing the widest range of winter sport facilities for all skill levels.

The cosmopolitan city of Strasbourg can be found at a 1 hour drive. Various (Michelin starred) restaurants, luxury shops and its UNESCO heritage historic city center “La petite France” have everything for an ideal day out.

With several scenic hiking routes just outside the front gate, a fishing lake, horseback riding and shooting, the close surroundings offer a variety of activities. The neighbouring village of Belval has a pizzeria, while the town of Senones (only 8 car minutes away) has a variety of shops and supermarkets, as well as a weekly market.

The nearest train stations are Etival (21 min) and St. Die (31 min), while the Strasbourg train station is only 45 minutes away. From there you can catch the TGV to Paris in 1 hour and 48 minutes. Alternatively, the central train station of Basel (Switzerland) can be reached in only 1 hour and 40 minutes, from where you can take direct trains to almost anywhere in Switzerland or to Milan, Italy (4h 6min), Lake Maggiore (3h 47min) or further east and south.

At only 1 hour’s drive you find the cosmopolitan city of Strasbourg. One of Europe’s two capitals and the seat of the European Parliament. Various (Michelin starred) restaurants, luxury shops and its UNESCO heritage historic city center have everything for an ideal day out. Strasbourg also has an international airport (45 min drive from Le Saulcy).

The beautifully located ski pistes of La Bresse and Gerardmer, at aprox. 1 hour drive away, offer many winter sport possibilities for all levels in the midst of the Vosges mountains. La Bresse is the largest with 35 slopes at an altitude of 1350 meters. Gerardmer has the most beautiful tracks of the Vosgean Solid mass with 40km of pistes at an altitude of 1140 meters.

The Alsace wine route starts at a 45 minutes’ drive, with charming villages, romantic timber framed houses, wine cellars and its renowned restaurants along the way.

Hotels & restaurants

The estate is perfectly located for those who love French cuisine, the Alsace is a top culinary area in France. At a few minutes’ drive you find several fine dining locations as well as a 3 Michelin star gourmet restaurant. A little further away you find the international city of Strasbourg, with its own many restaurants (7 of which have a Michelin star), shops and lively streets.

Julien

Julien Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

(12 min drive)

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L’Auberge de l’Ill

One of the best restaurants in France, holding 3 Michelin stars for the last 50 years.

(45 min drive)