Vosges
Gérardmer
Interesting
Gérardmer The Essential
Interesting
The first town in France to have a tourist office (1875), proof if it were needed of the culture of hospitality prevailing in this winter sports resort, which is also popular in summer on account of its three lakes (Gérardmer, Longemer et Retournemer). Even Charlemagne it seems was taken with the place and came to stay... On a completely different note, the town has the distinction of having poached the annual fantasy film festival from Avoriaz.