Saint-Dié-des-Vosges The Essential
Located in a fertile basin dominated by red sandstone slopes covered in pines, Saint-Dié owes its foundation to a Benedictine monastery. Perhaps it is that history which endows it with a certain serenity that visitors to the city will find in the attractive Callunes botanical garden. The town was the birthplace of one of the best known French political figures, Jules Ferry (1832-1893), who introduced universal primary education.
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