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Travel around the Val d’Argent: a territory shaped by a fascinating mining and textile history Explore its history in depth through the former mines, silent witnesses of a rich mining activity. Don’t forget to visit the Tellure mining park for a captivating immersion into the history of the valley. A unique experience! Alsace: enjoy its […]

The Val d’Argent, a natural and dynamic valley in the heart of the Vosges Mountains

The green hills offer a peaceful haven to visitors, with more than 180 miles of tracks dedicated to hiking and mountain biking. Adventure lovers can also give a try to speleology or join sportive events such as trail running, cross-country skiing, track skiing, sledging or snowshoeing at the Bagenelles Resort, at the entrance to the […]

A rich and preserved textile history

The valley’s textile history dates back to the 16th century, with weaving and dyeing workshops, and thousands of textile manufactures which flourished until the 1970s–1980s. Emblematic events such as the Fashion and Fabric Show since 1973 and the European Patchwork Meeting since 1995 preserve the tradition and textile heritage of the region. The green scenery […]

The Val d’Argent, a natural and dynamic valley influenced by its mining and textile history

Nested in the valley, the town of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines is the Capital of Mineralogy, an honorific title that highlights its essential role in the mineralogy world. The Val d’Argent, spreading over the towns of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Sainte-Croix-aux-Mines, Lièpvre and Rombach-le-Franc, is also certified “Land of Art and History.” Taking advantage of its rich mining history, Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines nowadays […]