Things to see and do - Épinal
Unmissable tourist sites
Épinal Travel guide
Épinal : Michelin's recommendations
Built on both sides of the River Moselle, Epinal is the town with the largest area of forest in France (3 600ha) and undoubtedly one of the most floral too: on every street corner, in every square and park, flowers bring a touch of colour to Epinal. This is not really surprising for a town that became famous for tremendously popular coloured prints representing La Fontaine's fables or illustrating the current events of the 19C.
Tourist attractions Épinal : Things to see and do
Place St-Goery F - 88000 Épinal
A tangled confusion of narrow streets around the pretty place des Vosges, a square with arcades, and the severe façade of St Maurice's basilica.
pl. Saint Goëry F - 88000 Épinal
The façade, with its massive forepart forming the belfry, is in traditional Meuse style. The portail des Bourgeois (15C door) on the left-hand side is typical of Champagne, as are the luminous Chanoinesses choir stalls. The nave, however, with its th..
chemin de la Colombière F - 88000 Épinal
At the top of the hill extending as far as the middle of the city, a 26ha park containing a mini zoo. Pleasant medieval gardens around the castle ruins.
12 Av du Général de Gaulle F - 88000 Épinal
Just a 2-minute walk from Epinal centre, this hotel offers 3-star rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. The Musée Départemental d'Art Ancien et Contemporain on the banks of the River Moselle is a 7-minute walk. Each modern room i..
13 place Emile Stein F - 88007 EPINAL
Prix Prices from : 89 €
Located 5 mins from the TGV train station, the Mercure Epinal Centre hotel has comfortable air-conditioned rooms on the edge of Moselle with 50s-inspired decor. Want to relax after a corporate seminar or a day of sightseeing? Spoil yourself in our sp..
5 rue des Halles, Place des Vosges F - 88000 Épinal
Prix Prices from : 60 €
This hotel is located in the centre of Epinal, within 100 metres of the Basilica Saint-Maurice, Place de Vosges and River Moselle’s bank. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi access. The guest rooms all have a TV and some feature exposed wooden beams. Ea..
3 r. Bazaine (Le-Saut-le-Cerf) F - 88000 Épinal
24 r. Raymond Poincaré F - 88000 Épinal
A friendly couple runs this restaurant with an attractive façade, which is separated from the Moselle by a little square. The decor is a tad old-fashioned but inviting nonetheless. Traditional cuisine.
13 pl. E. Stein F - 88000 Épinal
5 av. Provence F - 88000 Épinal
This restaurant is as lovely as any Épinal print! It has an elegant dining area with moulding and original, trendy furniture set in an opulent looking late-19C villa. The tasty, modern dishes are accompanied by select wines.