Route of the Ridges

The Route des Crêtes ("Route of the Ridges"), which has become a tourist destination for hikers, cyclists, motorcyclists and camper vans, was created by the French army during the First World War to ensure logistics and defence at the front. In 1871, Alsace and part of Lorraine were ceded to Germany and the Vosges ridges became the border between the two countries. We are here at a place called Breitsouze, above Lake of Lande.


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