Rendez-vous in Gérardmer

  • Vue du Lac de Gérardmer

    Vue du Lac de Gérardmer

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  • Vue de Gérardmer depuis la Tour de Mérelle

    Vue de Gérardmer depuis la Tour de Mérelle

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  • Cueillette des jonquilles au Bas-Rupts

    Cueillette des jonquilles au Bas-Rupts

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Rendez-vous in Gérardmer 88400 Gérardmer fr

The city owes its nickname, the “Pearl of the Vosges”, to Abel Hugo, brother of Victor who had been moved by the beauty of the lake just by the town.

The memory of Gerardmer must also be moving for Pieter Weening who captured the greatest win of his career after a stage in Germany and France that had started in Pforzheim during the 2005 Tour.

The young Dutchman had beaten to the line his only rival on the day, Andreas Kloden, by just 0,0002 of a second!

In terms of cycling, Gerardmer is deeply linked to the Tour de l'Avenir that has stopped there five times. It was on that Vosges stage in 2009 that Romain Sicard had taken command of the race, distancing the likes of Tejay Van Garderen, Rafael Vals Ferri and Sergio Henao.

A few years before, in 2001, the future Green Jersey of the Tour, Baden Cooke, had captured one of his first successes.

Must see

  • Music hall,
  • Tower Observatory in Mérelle,
  • Traditional farmhouse from the XVI century called Immeuble Chevroton,
  • Fantastic' Arts (international fantastic fi lm festival, 21st edition 2014),
  • Daffodils festival (next edition spring 2015).

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