Reading your account has brought back lots of memories! In 2000, my husband and I hiked the GR 5 from Holland to Nice. The trail goes through Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and into France. In Belgium, we were in the Ardennes and before we got to the Alps we hiked in the Vosges and Jura (foothills to the Alps). It was one of most fantastic experiences of our lives -- exciting, gorgeous nad challenging. Anyway, thanks!