4.5 based on 698 reviews
Free parking, my 2 year old was slightly over a metre so had to pay but made sure he went on alot of rides. Very busy during August, recommend arrival just before 10am to get a good parking space and avoid queuing to enter, lots of queuing for the rides the food queue was over an hour wait. The park is kept very clean & presentable. A mixture of rides for babies, young children and older.
5 based on 27 reviews
We arrived at Epinal American Cemetery just before the last post when they lowered and folded the stars and stripes
This was an emotional and sombre and if you are in the area then this needs a visit. It shows mans inhumanity to his fellow man but it also shows the courage of these young men who travelled thousands of miles from their home to defend a world against tyranny.
I was moved and humbled.
Well worth a visit.
4.5 based on 34 reviews
We visited this lovely church and were taken aback at the beauty of the building. It is very dark inside but this makes it more stunning. Beautiful stained glass windows, statues and frescos so worth a visit
4 based on 50 reviews
super depuis remiremont à vélo, avec les enfants on traverse de beaux paysages , et c'est décontracté et tranquille- pas de voitures
une out par an, c'est la fete
4 based on 85 reviews
The Musée de l'Image | ville d'Épinal is an amazing museum where prints "tell us about" ourselves and our history... Nowadays, the town of Épinal is well known all over Europe for its traditional prints. The town's printmakers were originally makers of playing cards and decorative coloured paper. Although they started producing prints on paper in the 18th century, it was the printmakers Pinot and Pellerin who built Épinal's reputation in the 19th century. In the Museum, the 400m² permanent exhibition galleries present a wide choice of popular prints from the 17th century to the present day, and the major engravers and main centers in the print industry... It explains the aims of different prints: to enlighten, entertain and teach the public, to sell the prints... From religious prints to short moral stories for young children, via propaganda, paper Theaters, folios and pictures of soldiers, satirical prints, advertisements... Popular prints covered all these subjects and more.
The Museum of Imagery is supposed to cover colorful images from the days before photogaphy and even up to date continuing printed images, such as found in comics. The history may be interesting but this Museum's exhibits are very poorly lighted and the permanent exhibit is virtually impossible to follow due to the lack of lighting. On the other hand the Boutique is well lit and has very good reproductions and copies of " devinettes" that are NOT found in the Museum. These are the printed images that ask a question with the answer being hidden in the same image as the question. You then have to turn the image and look carefully to find the hidden image. Very clever
So save your money to take home a clever reproduction rather than a waste in the Museum; Easy parking and easy to find in Epinal.
4 based on 36 reviews
Not large, quite feasible to do the tour in a couple of hours. Very nicely planned collection of exhibits - ancient history on the ground floor, classical art in the middle, modern art on the top floor. A few very fine exhibits for a small mueum, with a generally high standard. Reasonable entrance fee too.
4.5 based on 30 reviews
Neither Epinal, nor this church – L’église Notre-Dame-au-Cierge – were mentioned in our guidebooks to France. This is an extraordinary omission, as this church is a truly magnificent example of the work of Gabriel Loire – a maître-verrier (master glass artist) from Chartres. The original church was destroyed during the bombardments of 11 and 23 May 1944, with the present church being consecrated in October 1958.
Gabriel Loire undertook the construction of the huge figurative panels, which cover an area of 180 square metres and comprise 396 panels, each 1.16 m by 0.78 m. The panels, which depict 17 scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary, are in the dalle de verre style – thick slabs of glass, which have been faceted with a hammer, and then set in a concrete matrix. When light hits the facets, hues of each colour can be seen.
The panels represent three cycles in the life of the Virgin – from her birth and presentation at the Temple – to her marriage to Joseph, the Annunciation and Visitation, and the Nativity of Jesus – to the Passion of Christ, Mary at the foot of the Cross, the Assumption and finally the Coronation of the Virgin.
Whilst I am not a Catholic, I found the spirituality of the church palpable. The representations of Mary, with her arms stretched out joyously, to her holding the broken body of Christ, are quite extraordinary. Having been to France five times in the last ten years, my visits to this church are among the most moving experiences I have ever had. If you have an interest in 20th century glass, a visit to this church really is a must!
4.5 based on 17 reviews
Les constellations…étaient le thème développé lors de mon passager au planétarium ainsi que la position des planètes. Couchez vous dans votre siège et levez la tête, au début on se dit que vu la taille de la salle il ne peut pas se passer grand chose mais l’animatrice compétente a su capter l’attention de son public avec ses explications et la technique a fait le reste. Environ une heure à regarder se projeter les différentes positions des constellations et les planètes. Tout simplement captivant.
4.5 based on 10 reviews
Simple, rapide et pas trop cher, la brasserie du musée permet de pouvoir y passer un bon moment, en terrasse ou en salle.
Le personnel est très sympa et très arrangeant si un élément du menu n'est pas au goût du client. Petit point à améliorer, la déco est un poil vieillotte et les toilettes hommes : bof.
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