To do in Lorraine
Sports & Well-Being
Gérardmer Lake is known as “The Pearl of the Vosges.” At 115.5 hectares, it is the largest lake in the Massif des Vosges. Enjoy any of the lake’s many nautical pleasures – fishing, electric canoe rides, pedal boating, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, rowing, diving, and supervised swimming – or simply take a walk on the Tour du Lac trail.
Vosges is renowned for the virtuous qualities of its waters. Even during Roman times, wellness centers were established in southern Lorraine.
Many thermal spas of well-established reputation are scattered in the wooded mountains of Lorraine, among them Contrexéville, Vittel, Bains-les-Bains and Plombières-les-Bains.
The corn maze of Puzieux – in July and August
Get lost in Puzieux’s 5-hectare corn maze. Be puzzled and entertained by the many riddles posted along the labyrinth’s winding paths.
Each year, the themes and plans of the labyrinth change, so visitors can always discover new delights.
Baccarat's crystals Museum
Founded in 1764 by the bishop of Metz, who obtained permission from Louis XV to create a glassworks in the village of Baccarat, the factory cast its first crystal in 1816. Today, Baccarat’s crystals are exported all around the world.
European Beer Museum - Stenay
This museum, which is unique in Europe for the scale of its rich collection and its huge 2500 m² surface, retraces the techniques and traditions of generations of brewers, from the origins of beer to the present day.
Museums and Walks
The Centre Pompidou-Metz
The Centre Pompidou-Metz is an art center dedicated to modern and contemporary art. It offers temporary exhibitions and fantastic programming including live shows, film sessions and conferences.
Museum of the image of Epinal
Created in the 18th century and still in operation, the Museum of the Image is rich in images: it features nearly 110,000 French and foreign images, woodcuts, and lithographic stones.
Sports and Cultural Events
Events in Metz
In July and August, enjoy dancing fountain performances, illuminated nighttime visits of Metz, the Feast of the Mirabelle, and summer concerts.