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 des Vosges F - 88000 Épinal
Still a busy shopping area, it has retained its provincial charm. The 17C maison du Bailli (baillif's house) has a beautiful loggia.
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.
place 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..
12 Av du Général de Gaulle F - 88000 Épinal
Prix Prices from : 58 €
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..
54 Quai des Bons Enfants F - 88000 Épinal
Located in the Vosges department, Azur Hotel is just 600 metres from Epinal train station and features views of the canoeing stream. It offers rooms with a flat-screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The carpeted rooms are equipped with a telephone, alarm ..
13 place Emile Stein F - 88007 EPINAL
Prix Prices from : 85 €
"The Mercure Epinal is located in the town center, 5 minutes from the TGV train station and the shopping area, on the banks of the Moselle. It offers 60 air-conditioned standard and superior rooms and family suites. Facilities include a restaura..
3 r. Bazaine (Le-Saut-le-Cerf) F - 88000 Épinal
13 pl. E. Stein 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.
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.