.n° 1 .

I find out about the quiet areas and the applicable regulations.

Before setting out, plan your outing and locate the quiet areas. Familiarise yourself with the regulations on protected species.

.n° 2 .

Wild animals become accustomed to the presence of humans and are then less disturbed. Quiet areas are necessary for wildlife survival, especially in winter and spring. In the natural environment, I preferably follow signposted paths and tracks.

Stay on signposted routes in the quiet areas.

.n° 3 .

I respect nature’s silence.

The most vulnerable species need peace and quiet to survive, and humans need it to recharge their batteries.

.n° 4 .

Dogs running loose can cause wild animals to flee and compromise the nesting of ground-breeding birds.
Warning! Dogs, even those kept on a lead, are not permitted in some protected areas.
In addition, in the forest from 15 April to 30 June, dogs must be kept on a lead when off the forest paths.

See the Order dated 16 March 1955 on roaming restricts on dogs.

I keep my dog on a lead.

.n° 5 .

I prefer daytime activities.

At night, animals are used to peace and quiet, with no human activity around them. Dawn and dusk are the times that animals are most active in their search for food. When travelling, I prefer to spend the night in a [title tooltip=”refuge” content=”shelter where visitors can spend the night.” link=”https://www.massif-des-vosges.com/hebergements/refuges.htm”] or in a lodge.
Warning! [title tooltip=”Camping” content=”settled in the same place for several days, close to infrastructure (car park, roadside).”] and [title tooltip=”bivouacking” content=”improvised campsite for one night, far from any infrastructure, an hour before dusk and an hour after dawn.”] are subject to regulations in certain protected areas