Luxeuil-les-Bains The Essential
A renowned spa resort, Luxeuil owes a great deal to its 6C abbey, founded by St Colomban. As you stroll through the town, admire the rich decoration of its fine pink sandstone houses and mansions (Maison du Cardinal Jouffroy, Maison du Bailli). Climb to the top of the Tour des Échevins (stopping to visit the superb exhibition of Gallo-Roman steles) to enjoy a delightful view of the Massif des Vosges. It's impossible to talk about Luxeuil without mentioning its famous lace.