Le Refuge

offers traditional French cuisine with regional specialties, including dishes based on fresh lake fish

L'Hors du Temps

Cosy restaurant in Gérardmer, offering creative cuisine featuring local produce. Intimate atmosphere and delicious flavors

L'Hostellerie des Bas-Rupts

refined cuisine featuring local produce. Cozy atmosphere and attentive service

La Taverne Alsacienne

Known for its quality Alsatian cuisine, offers a wide selection of regional dishes, accompanied by local beers

L'Etable à La Bresse

generous regional dishes in a friendly, authentic, family atmosphere


Water sports on Lake Gérardmer

Take advantage of our water activities

a trip on a boat or pedalo and, for the more adventurous, windsurfing, paddle-boarding, an introduction to canoeing, rowing or swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the lake

Hiking in the Vosges mountains

Gérardmer's surroundings offer a host of wonderful hiking trails, where you can explore nature and enjoy panoramic views

Gérardmer ski area

There's no shortage of winter sports to satisfy your every need. On the Alpine side, 3 ski areas rival each other in imagination to offer you pleasures to match your desires. On the Nordic side, over 100 km of cross-country ski trails through the fir trees, for skating, snowshoeing or hiking amid breathtaking scenery

Natural sites

Lake Gérardmer

This glacial lake is one of the largest natural lakes in the Vosges mountains. You can stroll along its shores, or simply relax and admire the scenery

See also the Longemer and Retournemer lakes in Xonrupt Longemer (5 km from Gérardmer)

The Tanet-Gazon du Faing nature reserve

Located on the Lorraine side of the Vosges ridge, near the Col du Calvaire, this reserve offers unspoilt landscapes with peat bogs, forests and a variety of flora and fauna

The Mérelle and Saut de la Bourrique waterfalls in Gérardmer

A must-see

Tendon waterfall

About 20 kilometers from Gérardmer, you'll find this magnificent waterfall surrounded by greenery

Historic sites

Saint-Barthélemy Church

This 15th-century church is a remarkable example of Gothic architecture

Gérardmer's old town

Stroll through the streets to discover half-timbered houses and historic buildings

The Bresse Maquis Memorial

Located in La Bresse, this memorial pays tribute to the Resistance fighters of the Second World War

Various activities

  • Acrosphere
  • Horseback riding
  • Aquatic center
  • Wellness area
  • Climbing wall
  • Skating rink
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Cinema