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Épinal & its surroundings

Epinal lies alongside the Moselle River, and its history, culture and natural surroundings are sure to cast their spell over you. Here, in the very heart of Vosges, is where its thermal resorts find their source, providing benefits that need no introduction.


At the source of wellbeing in Epinal

A real jewel of a destination set in Vosges’ exuberant greenery, Epinal and its surroundings welcome you with open arms. A town with a unique, undying heritage, it draws its calm strength from the thermal springs that surround it.

From Epinal’s enchanting “Imagerie” to its castle, enjoying a breath of fresh air in the nearby thermal resorts along the way, or pedalling your way across wide open green spaces, come and fill up on energy in Epinal!

Be amazed by the knowhow and excellence of “Imagerie d’Epinal”

Set out on a real journey back in time, in discovery of Imagerie d’Epinal’s workshops and presses, still in full running order today. Founded in 1796, this printing house, a historical monument if ever there was one, possesses the first official images of the municipality.

Awarded the “Living Heritage Company” official French label due to its fine craftsmanship and traditional techniques of excellence, Imagerie d’Epinal is one of the town’s unmissables!

In discovery of Pays d’Epinal by bike

A fan of wide open spaces and great getaways in the heart of the countryside? Then jump on your bike and set off in discovery of Pays d’Epinal.

As a family, with friends or by yourself, you’ll have a choice of 13 waymarked discovery tours, from 40 to 100 kilometres. No less than 1,400 kilometres of FFC-labelled trails await you, with panoramic views to take your breath away.

Take time for yourself at the Vittel, Contrexéville and Bains-les-Bains thermal baths

You’re in the right place for a relaxing break! Not far from Epinal, the miraculous waters of Vosges’ thermal resorts have been lavishing their benefits on visitors since Antiquity. Whether you want to get yourself back in shape, take a water cure, or simply enjoy some time to yourself with à-la-carte treatments on hand, take a wellness break that will leave you with lasting peace of mind.

It’s also a journey back in time, with the magnificent Galerie Mauresque in Vittel, the prestigious neo-Byzantine thermal baths in Contrexéville, by way of the more intimate resorts nestling in their forest settings, including Plombières-les-Bains and its spectacular stone dome and the thermal baths in Bains-les-Bains and their brightly lit “Art Deco” treatment areas.

Epinal American Cemetery, one of France’s 5 commemorative military cemeterie

A few kilometres from the town, in Dinozé, a place steeped in history bears witness to a dark past. Epinal American Cemetery is an ode to the tragedies brought about by the Second World War. The bodies of 5,253 American soldiers are buried here, resting peacefully in a meticulously maintained cemetery.

The Memorial, which comprises a chapel and a museum, provides a map of American and Allied operations from the landings in Southern France on 15 August 1944 to the Rhine crossing and invasion of Germany.

 

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