Enjoy regional crafts from the Vosges, take a boat tour on the lake and taste some Alsatian wines
After your pickup in Gerardmer we will first visit the "Confiserie des Hautes Vosges", an artisinal candy (bon bon) factory in neighboring village Plainfaing. You will get an explanation of the production process and can of course taste and buy some bon bons.
We will then return to Gerardmer to visit the Saboterie, a Wooden shoe factory. You can witness the old craft of making the wooden shoes as for example farmers would wear in the past.
Then it will be time for lunch
After lunch we will take a boat ride on the lake of Gerardmer. I will tell you something of the origin of the area, the lake and the city of Gerardmer.
Finally we will make a small walk and do a wine tasting at Alsatian wine maker Wolfberger. Apart from some Cremants (champagne like wines) we will compare some Rieslings, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminers. You will learn about Grand Cru's and Vendange Tardives (late harvest wines).
Pick up in or near Gerardmer
Scenic drive to Plainfaing
Scenic drive to Gerardmer
Visit wooden shoe factory
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel or apartment or b&b in or near Gerardmer
End location: Your hotel or apartment or b&b in or near Gerardmer
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
In winter season (november to april) the boat tour on the lake is not possible. If you still want to do the tour then please select the Gerardmer-winter tour
Untill 4 p. private car
5 to 8 p. mini bus
>8 p. bus with driver (on demand)
Pick up/ drop off in or near Gerardmer
Visit of candy factory
Visit of Wooden shoe factory
Boat tour (only in summer season)
Personal insurances and expenses
Lunch (about 20 Euro)
I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.