The Vosges and the Lac de la MAIX

Les Vosges  Winter morning
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Les Vosges  The Vosges 
On the border of the departments of Meurthe et Moselle, Moselle and Bas Rhin, the Vosges offers astonishing landscapes where villages are revealed at the foot of the forests.
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Les Vosges  It's difficult to reconize this landscape.
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Le Lac de la MAIX 1 La MAIX : In the middle of the forest, a lake and a chapel have given rise to numerous legends presented to visitors by the Vosges Club of Celles sur Plaine.
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Le Lac de la MAIX 2 Legend 1: The fiddler devil:
At the site of the lake there was a green meadow where the young people of the village came to dance. One day a musician arrived whose music diverted the young people from Sunday masses. As a punishment, the meadow became a lake in which they were all swallowed up .
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Le lac de la MAIX 3  and even today, their laments can sometimes be heard coming out of the depths.
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Le Lac  de la MAIX 4 Legend 2: the chapel and the stillborn children
It is said that the black virgin in the chapel near the Lac de la Maix had the power to give life back to stillborn children for a moment, so they were brought to the chapel as quickly as possible to be baptized and thus allowed to go to paradise.
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Le Lac de la MAIX 5 In the 18th century, religious authorities had to intervene to denounce a deception and forbid the baptism of the dead.
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Le Lac de la MAIX 6 Legend 3 :The Lake Monster:
In the 1950s, it was said that the lake de MAIX was home to a monster similar to the one in Loch Ness and that it appeared at certain times. This story was so well put together that the subterfuge worked for months.
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Le Lac de la MAIX 7 The Monster?
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Le Lac de MAIX 8 The secrets are kept by the trees 
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Le Lac de la MAIX 9  ... and you can mistake their tears with rain. 
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