Practical information about les Vosges
Les Vosges in a few
Known for its Alpine and Nordic ski slopes, les Vosges is a real surprise for any traveller. Snow sports enthusiasts from the east of France, but also from Belgium and Germany have made Gerardmer the place to be since it is the second largest ski area in the Vosges mountains. When the summer comes, tourists leave the slopes for Gerardmer'slake. This is the ideal place to practice sailing, canoeing, swimming, diving, while cyclists and lovers of hiking or trail-running walk the mountain foot paths. In January, Gerardmer hosts the Fantastic International Film Festival. At the end of May, it is the bikers' turn to parade riding their motorbikes for the Gerardmer Motordays Festival. There is always something happening whatever season you have a holiday in les Vosges.
When to come?
Summer and winter, the touristic flow does not end. Those are the perfect seasons to enjoy the beauty of the mountains covered by snow or of the lake where many activities can be practice. Autumn and Spring are also great periods, a bite less crowded. Whatever the season, there is always something to do. Keep in mind that Gerardmer is a city with all the amenities a city has!
Good to know
All seasons are pleasant in the Hautes Vosges. If you intend to visit the area, better to book your travel accommodation well in advance!
How to come?
Gérardmer is located in the heart of the Hautes-Vosges, east of the Vosges department.
By car: you can use the local roads 8, 486, 423 or 417.
By train: the nearest train stations are Remiremont (30 minutes), Saint-Dié-des-Vosges (40 minutes) and Epinal (45 minutes). Buses connect these train stations to Les Hautes Vosges ski resorts.
By plane: the nearest airport is Colmar Airport, 1 hour away. Those of Epinal-Mirecourt, Nancy-Metz, Mulhouse-Basel and Strasbourg are about 1h30 away.