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Grand Est
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About this region
Grand Est (French: [ɡʁɑ̃t‿ɛst] (listen); Alsatian: Grossa Oschta; Moselle Franconian/Luxembourgish: Grouss Osten; Rhine Franconian: Groß Oschte; German: Großer Osten [ˈɡʁoːsɐ ˈʔɔstn̩]; English: "Greater East") is an administrative region in Northeastern France. It superseded three former administrative regions, Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine, on 1 January 2016 under the provisional name of Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine (pronounced [alzas ʃɑ̃paɲ aʁdɛn lɔʁɛn]; ACAL or, less commonly, ALCA), as a result of territorial reform which had been passed by the French Parliament in 2014.The region sits astride three water basins (Seine, Meuse and Rhine), spanning an area of 57,433 km2 (22,175 sq mi), the fifth largest in France; it includes two mountain ranges (Vosges and Ardennes). It shares borders with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland. As of 2017, it had a population of 5,549,586 inhabitants. The prefecture and largest city, by far, is Strasbourg. The East of France has a rich and diverse culture, being situated at a crossroads between the Latin and Germanic worlds. This history is reflected in the variety of languages spoken there (Alsatian, Champenois, and Lorraine Franconian). Most of today's Grand Est region was considered "Eastern" as early as the 8th century, when it constituted the southern part of the Francian territory of Austrasia. The city of Reims (in Champagne), where Frankish king Clovis I had been baptized in 496 AD, would later play a prominent ceremonial role in French monarchical history as the traditional site of the coronation of the kings of France. The Champagne fairs played a significant role in the economy of medieval Europe as well. Alsace and Lorraine thrived in the sphere of influence of the Holy Roman Empire for most of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and subject to competing claims by France and German over the centuries. The region has distinctive traditions such as the celebration of Saint Nicholas Day, Christmas markets, or traditions involving the Easter hare in Alsace and Lorraine. Alsace-Moselle are furthermore subject to local law for historical reasons. With a long industrial history and strong agriculture and tourism (arts, gastronomy, sightseeing), the East of France is one of the top economic producing regions in the country.
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Route collections
The route collections by MyRoute-app are collections of multiple routes that belong to each other and checked by MRA RouteXperts. All routes are identical for TomTom, Garmin and MyRoute-app Navigation.
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View route collection The 10 most downloaded routes in France from RouteXpert Hans van de Ven
About this route collection
Hello and welcome to this collection of the Top 10 MyRoute app downloaded routes in France.

There will be a great new event to be announced soon, where all these routes can be driven.
Download them all now and place them in a new "Top 10" folder, so that you always have them at hand.

If you are going to drive one of these routes in the meantime, track them with the MRA Mobile App or with MRA Navigation. Take some photos (moments) along the way as these will come in handy.
Create a travelogue of your Top 10 driven routes and add the recorded track to it.

There will also be some great prizes on offer, so keep an eye on the MRA-RouteXperts page and your mail.

The 10 routes are:
1. Villard de Lans through the wild Vercors
2. Provence Mountains and Lakes
3. From Saint Michel de Maurienne to Barcelonnette South of the Col du Galibier
4. Western Alps from Barcelonnette to St Sauveur sur Tinee
5. R03 Round trip Ribeauville
6. Round trip Appietto Asco Appietto
7. Round trip Appietto Osani Appietto
8. R05 Round trip Urbes
9. R04 Ribeauville to Urbes
10. R02 Wissembourg to Ribeauville
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3184.59
Kilometers
84.59
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View route collection Vosges Mountains The Ultimate Collection
About this route collection
The 'Vosges Mountains Ultimate Collection' is an ultimate route collection that allows you to enjoy the Vosges in many ways.There is absolutely something for everyone in this collection which, including entry and exit, consists of 11 different routes.

The collection is also neatly divided into three groups, each of which in turn consists of a small, medium & XXL route version.
This makes this route collection extremely suitable for a group outing where different driving styles can be connected without any problems and you can also get to know the Vosges in a different way each time.

The more experienced 'iron asses' can try to bite their teeth on the XXL routes that will really get the most out of it, while the tourist rider is just finding what he wants in the small versions with its tourist stops and interesting facts.

Driving pleasure can be found for everyone in this collection that covers the full spectrum of the Vosges. You will of course cross the more famous parts such as the 'Route des Crêtes' and the famous 'Ballon', but we go much, much further in this ultimate collection. For those who really want to get to know and control the Vosges, this collection is a must.

For example, the Northeastern Vosges show their hidden gems (Riquewihr) and what about - you really read it correctly ... - an uninterrupted curves course of no less than 164 kilometers? And that is only part of the route ..... By the way, your tire dealer recommends this route with a smile ...

Your partner, on the other hand, will probably still have some objection and not share the tire farmer's smile. You pass virgins (Col du Vierges), neurotes (Col du Neurot), you get worms where you prefer not to (Col du Wormspel) and you will not come home alcohol-free (Col du Rothenbach) in the calvary tours (Col du Calvaire) which we present to you here.

You ride them all ... all the peaks of the Vosges slide under your wheels while unique views become your part. Perhaps you will not be able to stop talking about this at the richly set tables of 'La Tulipe', the Chambres d'hôtes from Champdray that we have selected here as the departure and arrival point. You are free to look for an alternative, but the host's excellent cuisine is highly recommended. And where voices will fade at the lavishly set table, the mood will quickly return when the elaborate wine and bar cabinet is pulled open.

So not only fun during the day but - always in moderation of course - also in the evening you can enjoy the friends and the atmosphere extensively while enjoying a nice snack and a drink.

So add this "Ultimate Collection" to your motorcycle travel bucket list. You will not regret getting to know the Vosges in such a diverse way, while each route perfectly matches your individual driving needs.
So do. Greetings from your tire farmer and a tear from your partner.
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View route collection North East side of the Vosges Mountains
About this route collection
The Northeastern Vosges belong to an area where the roads have not yet been trodden and where purity is still of paramount importance.

The three routes in this collection (XXL- Medium & Small) offer you either excellent cornering (XXL - continuous curves for 164 km ...) or a combination of curves and easy-going tourist visits (Small). So something for everyone ...

Another nice aspect of this collection is that it literally leaves the beaten track and looks for alternatives that have not yet been used that much. You will usually not find many tourist attractions here (although Riquewihr & Ribeauville are an absolute exception ...), and you will ride roads where the crowds usually stay away. Nevertheless, the asphalt is excellent, the turns are slightly spicy and endless and the views are equally phenomenal at times. And that only by driving on the other side of the ridge (the eastern side ...).

The XXL is for the die-hards whose rump is semi-fused with their saddle padding. They may find the ultimate playground in the 308 kilometer route. The Medium route is absolutely digestible for the average rider who likes a challenge and the Small is aimed at pure relaxation and catching up with the buddies and buddies.

And that in a wonderful area where nobody has to queue and where the winding roads, with excellent asphalt, are waiting empty for you ...

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800.61
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21.83
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View route collection Curves of the Vosges Mountains SM XXL
About this route collection
This route collection 'Curves of the Vosges Mountains SM-XXL' is the next collection in the list of road trips through the famous Vosges Mountains in France.
The emphasis in this collection is on 'making turns', and depending on your level of expertise and / or stamina, you choose at which level you want to play the turns.

With the XXL you will navigate for more than 300 kilometers through the famous Vosges and you will hardly let any bend escape your rubber shoes. You can take all the highlights on this extensive day trip that will quickly take you more than 8 hours.

However, the small version is not inferior in quality to its bigger brother. On the contrary. It may well be that the small version is actually the ideal curves route! She is 'only' 216 kilometers long and you can write them on your record within six hours, but ... she leaves so much room to do that sequence of curves again (tip: Bramont ...) or you can enjoy extensive terraces where the sun is stimulating ... and with great views moreover.

What about the medium route? Well, it is pretty much in the middle of it, but what else do you expect with such a name?

In any case, it is certain that this collection of curves through the Vosges is destined to become a top of the range. Everyone will find something to their liking in terms of skills and power and all routes, from small to large, cover the best selection of the curves present in the Vosges.

Just one more golden advice ... make sure you are on good terms with your tire farmer ... it will be necessary ...
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757.1
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22.43
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View route collection Route des Cretes Vosges Mountains SM XXL
About this route collection
This route collection on the famous 'Route des Crêtes' in the French Vosges has been specially designed to please multiple profiles of motorcyclists. The fast girls and boys may choose the XXL route, while the more touristy riders may prefer the Small or Medium version.

All three routes approach the Route des Crêtes in their own way, but with each of the three you pass and see the highlights of this famous road and the Vosges in addition. And even in the evening you do not have to be inferior to those who have made a different choice. On the contrary, you will have tasted the same thing, but in a different way.

Whatever approach you choose, it is certain that you will always be the winner. Just like your clothes, choose the size that suits you best and that makes you feel most comfortable. You will never be disappointed as each of these routes will bring you the type of biking fun that best suits your own rider profile. And all this while the blissful road surface of the Vosges slides under your wheels and you become a part of the strong history of the region. Think about that while the beautiful scenery of the Vosges caresses your eyes.



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35.03
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View route collection Top 5 Car and Motorcycle routes in the Vosges
About this route collection
This round trip through Alsace and the Vosges Tour includes 3 loop routes and 2 connecting routes.

Charming Alsace and the rugged slopes ensure that you will not soon forget the Vosges. Colorful, atmospheric, curves and challenging cols. Of course, the Grand Ballon should not be missed, but you will also come across some tough mountain passes. Great to steer during the day and enjoy the French delicacies in the evening.

Bon voyage.
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3125.21
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66.02
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View route collection Alps and Dolomite Mountains 2020 out of Belgium
About this route collection
This route collection takes you through the Austrian and Italian Alps to the massifs of the Dolomites and back.

Your odometer will increase 3122.84 kilometers and you will pass 38, including some toppers (Stelvio, Gavia, Gardena, Pordio, Grossglockner,…) from your bucket list.

There are playful ones such as the Oberjoch that only increase the appetite, but also a few consuming diapers such as the Zillertaler Höhenstrasse. But all passes, big or small, are breathtaking and beautiful, especially those of the Dolomites.

The different routes are balanced against each other. Of course, the approach and departure routes require a little more endurance due to distance and duration, but even they offer you full driving pleasure once you leave the highway. There is something for every route!
Already from the second and up to and including the eighth day you drive 'passes', one day a little more than the next. Top days are day five and six when you drive 10 and 9 steps respectively, which are not the least, but the most beautiful ...
But rest assured, days 1 and 9 are also worthwhile because of the passage through the wonderful Pfalzer and Black Forest. This collection also includes one of the most acclaimed European motorways; the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse or the famous '500'. But the alternative to this beautiful road is also being driven; less crowded, but certainly no less beautiful.

You don't have to be a superman or woman to complete this collection. Due to the balancing, the routes are measured opposite each other and there is sufficient rest between the heavier and lighter rides. In addition, shortcuts are offered in several routes so that you can make the choice to go for the full biking pleasure, opt for the luxury provided in the selected hotels or visit some of the highlights that are marked on the routes.
For example, a cable car trip is possible, as well as a flight with the longest zip line in Europe (recommended!).

The selected hotels not only pamper your engine (garage) and digestive system, but also your body with the wellness facilities on offer.

Excellent roads, from day 1, wonderfully sloping asphalt and fantastic views in wonderful and raw nature, in combination with great hotels and possible experiences. That is what this collection offers you.
It's up to you to take it and let us know how you like it. At least if you find your speech again, because you will be speechless at times, especially in the mighty Dolomites ...

Enjoy!
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9.89
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View route collection Short trip to the French Ardennes
About this route collection
This route collection takes you from Alken in the Belgian Limburg to the French Ardennes and back. You will not only pass the region around Bouillon, but follow the Semois and the Maas for a very long part downstream. You can expect not only pleasant road surfaces, but also both super long and nicely spiced curves.

The first route takes you to Monthermé, a village in the French Ardennes, located along the Meuse. You will get to know this river very well in this collection. Just like the aforementioned Semois, by the way, a Walloon river that flows into the Meuse at Monthermé, from where it flows back into Belgium, together with the Meuse. Both the first and second routes largely run along and over these two important rivers.

In the loop of the first route you will see - at least if you have an eye for something other than the great motor playground you ended up in - the town of Bouillon, which is quite important in crusades. The location of the town is also special, almost completely surrounded by a meander of the Semois.
After a possible visit to the town, you meander along with the Semois into France to Monthermé, where the Semois surrenders in the arms of the Meuse.

Possibly you can spend the night in hotel 'Les Boucles de Meuse', a fairly simple hotel where you can also enjoy dinner.

The day after, you take a very cozy 'colletje' before descending to the Maas. The route then follows the Maas over a length of 174 km. You will cross the river up to 10 times on this ride while flirting with its banks.
Every now and then a dodge is made to enjoy some nice curves. Most of these side jumps are also referred to by Michelin as 'green', so particularly beautiful roads.
Pay attention to crossing game when you drive through the woods. The game also really likes the forests and there are better ways to get a wild boar on your plate than to hit it with your front wheel.

In the second route you can not only enjoy the Maas, but you also pass three cities that are worth mentioning. Givet in France with its imposing fortress-ruin on top of the mountain, Dinant with its famous rocky point and Citadel and finally Namur with its fortress. The proof that the Maas was also a highly valued terrain in the past that was not given to the enemy without a fight. Even the great (?) Napoleon is not foreign to this region.

But even if you are not interested in the history of the region and / or in the many castles that will cross your path, this 2-day route collection is an absolute must in terms of road quality, route variation (short, firm and sometimes tough bends , long open roads, sloping forest roads and smooth asphalt, ...) and landscape views.
Very pleasant, even impressive scenes pass by your wheels. And without exaggeration, I dare to compare its quality with some of the most beautiful foreign routes in the Black Forest, Eifel and Sauerland.
Although nature here also shows its rough side through some solid rock formations along the road.

Perhaps you - just like us - will be deeply impressed by the region and both journeys. If so, please let us know. In any case, we hope that you will enjoy these 5 star rides as much as we did, which - in a two-day period - are suitable for every type of rider.
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15.76
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View route collection Saarland at its best
About this route collection
Saarland is not very well known among motorcyclists and that is unjustified. It is a separate federal state from Germany, bordering France at Alsace (also known as the Lorraine) and North Vosges and Luxembourg. Not far away and still a lot to do. The problem, I think, is that the area is partly industrial and partly strongly shaped by the eternal struggle between France and Germany.

The landscape, culture and roads are very rewarding. There is a lot of natural beauty to see and experience, such as a tree crown walking path. Idar-Oberstein and its surroundings are also very worthwhile, especially because of the gems that are excavated here. The Saarschleife is famous: a large round bend in the Saar that you can view from above: spectacular! Saarburg is nearby: a historic city with a castle, a deep river and a nice center. Touristy. Then there is Sarreguemines, formally now French, but on the border with Germany. Also a very beautiful town with a lot of history. Saarbrücken is less beautiful, but also worth a visit.

If you are looking for (war) culture, you can indulge yourself here. Many remains can be found from the Middle Ages (castles, ruins, city gates), from the First World War (Ligne Maginot, which was built between the two world wars) and from the Second World War (especially many honorary cemeteries and monuments).

The cooking culture here is famous for its flammkuchen: a kind of thin pizza with a lot of meat and cheese on it. Enough fat to keep you going for the rest of the day ...

Industry is also worth seeing. At Völklingen, an old iron smelter has been transformed into a cultural center with many performances and exhibitions. In the vicinity there are mining museums on both the German and French sides.

These three routes take you everywhere, except the Saarscheilfe and Saarburg. You can easily visit it on the way there (or back).

The routes start at the Hotel Mühlenthal, Bachtalstraße 214, 66773 Schwalbach. A nice little family hotel in a quiet place not too far from Saarlouis.

Lots of fun!
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2110.66
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42.87
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View route collection Tour around Switzerland
About this route collection
The Alps, a mountain range in Europe stretching from the French Mediterranean coast in the southwest to the Pannonian plain in the east, almost always guarantee beautiful routes. It can hardly be boring there. The many passes, views and variations in the landscape make the Alps a true motorcycle paradise.
Switzerland is central to this paradise and is surrounded on all sides by countries where it is beautiful steering on fantastic roads.
The 7 routes of this collection lead you around Switzerland, of course this beautiful country itself is also visited. You will pass through beautiful areas such as the Alps, the French and Swiss Jura and the Black Forest.

A few attractions are discussed per route in the review. These often tell something about the history of the area in which you are driving. So educational. Many places have also been indicated where you can find some entertainment, such as a toboggan run. You are completely free to visit these sights, you can of course also determine your own interesting points.
But the most important thing you've probably traveled to this area for is simply driving. And as mentioned above, you are in a true motorcycle paradise where the steering is fantastic!

Each route ends at a hotel (except the last one which ends at the train station in Innsbruck). It is of course not an obligation to use these hotels, you can always find another place to stay in the area, you are completely free. However, my experience is that they are all simple but good hotels for a very reasonable price. They are known and can be booked via booking.com.

The routes of these collections:

R01 - Innsbruck to Chiuro, 301km
R02 - Chiuro to Brig, 279km
R03 - Brig to Bourg Saint Maurice, 288km
R04 - Bourg St Maurice to St Etienne de Cuines, 307km
R05 - St Etienne de Cuines to Metabief, 295km
R06 - Metabief to Fuerstenberg, 305km
R07 - Fuerstenberg to Innsbruck, 335km

Have fun riding these routes!
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99.95
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View route collection 24 Magnificent routes in France
About this route collection
That France is one of the most beautiful and best touring countries is beyond doubt. It offers an incredibly varied landscape with good roads and a pleasant climate. It is not for nothing that you see so many motorcyclists there. My previous collection of 25 routes in France (25 Magnificent routes in France) were based on the route descriptions from the Motorbike Guide France part 1 made by Bert Loorbach.

This collection of 24 routes comes from Motortourgids France part 2. With this collection a difference has been made between approach routes and motorcycle tours in a certain area. The approach routes can also be used in combination with the routes from Motortourgids France part 1

The routes are sometimes slightly adjusted based on the tips that Bert Loorbach gives in his description, or because of a different place to spend the night, or to achieve the minimum length of 2 hours for the MRA Library. For each route there is a more detailed description in the review, including options for accommodation or places of interest along the way, which are also indicated with a POI and, if possible, with a short description.

Two or more routes have been made for a number of areas, such as Burgundy, Auvergne, The Alps, Tarn and Cévennen and Nord-Pas de Calais. These routes can be nicely combined in a multi-day trip.
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3277.03
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61.79
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View route collection 11 day trip from the Netherlands
About this route collection
8 countries in 11 days; The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg and Belgium. This route collections consists of 10 routes that I have driven with friends in the summer of 2019.

The start is in Geldermalsen Netherlands, the first 7 days you drive through the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France and a piece of Luxembourg with overnight stays in hotels.

The last three days you stay in Barweiler (D) in the Eifel and you drive two beautiful tours through the Eifel, Luxembourg and parts of the Belgian Ardennes.

There is no highway in the routes, only beautiful provincial and country roads, many beautiful passes with beautiful panoramas.

Be sure to check whether the passes are open before you leave.

These are routes for experienced drivers.
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4105.48
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105.96
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View route collection 25 Magnificent routes in France
About this route collection
This MRA route collection contains 25 beautiful motorcycle routes in different parts of France, such as the Ardennes, Alsace, Vercors, the Drôme, the Ardèche, Cote d'Azure, Gorges du Verdon, the Ariège, the Dordogne and Brittany.

The routes have been carefully made by Bert Loorbach, who himself is an enthusiastic motorcyclist. He lived in France for a year and a half and during that time he focused on mapping the unknown and beautiful roads of France especially for motorcyclists.

The routes are bundled in the Motortourgids France part 1 of Kosmos publishing house and now also available in MyRouteApp.

I have taken over the routes in MRA and sometimes adjusted something to make them even more interesting for the motorcyclist.
MTG1 03 Gerardmer Lac Blanc Le Hohneck Cernay
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MTG1 04 Gerardmer LaBresse Cornimont LeThillot and roundtrip BallondAlsac
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MTG1 02 Sedan Mouzon Verdun Commercy Domremy Neufchateau BainsLesBains
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MTG1 06 BainsLesBains LuxeuilLeBains Villersexel Ouhans Ornans MontrealLaCluse
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MTG1 05 Roundtrip Gerardmer Saint Diedes Vosges
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Trappisten proeven in de Ardennen
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MTG1 01 Roundtrip Montherme Hargnies Furnay Rocroi Montherme
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Roundtrip Schwalbach Alsace Saarlouis
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Rondrit Herbitzheim Saarland
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Van Saint Dié Des Vosges naar Giromagny via de route des cretes Vosges
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