The Essential
The little town of Ferrette, attractively situated in the Jura Alsace region, is overlooked by two ruined castles, perched on a rocky outcrop at an altitude of 612m/2,008ft. A viewing platform reached by a path commands a view over the Vosges, the Rhine Valley, the River Ill, the Black Forest and the foothills of the Jura. The surrounding wooded hillsides are honeycombed with walking paths.