Jean Pierre Voinson - 13 rue Chanzy - MIRECOURTwww.voinson-luthier.frOpening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 12 noon and from 1.30 pm to 6 pm.Jean-Pierre Voinson is a master stringed-instrument maker in Mirecourt. His workshop offers a wide range of new and antique bows for string quartet instruments (violin, viola, and cello).This craftsman also repairs and hires instruments.. L’imagerie d’Épinal [Stencil Coloured Print Manufacturers of Epinal] - 42 bis quai de dogneville - EPINALwww.imagerie-epinal.comOpening hours throughout the year: from 9 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 6.30 pm except on Sundays and public holidays from 2 pm to 6.30 pm.L’Imagerie d’Epinal [Stencil Coloured Print Manufacturers of Epinal] has made a great impression on generations of people for over two hundred years. This tradition has continued both through the manufacture of traditional prints and the designs of contemporary artists which are printed in the workshop and displayed in the shop.
Daum - 14 place Stanislas - NANCYwww.daum.frOpening hours: everyday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm except on Sundays and Monday mornings.The Daum Glassworks of Nancy have attracted the greatest collectors in the world for more than 130 years. The glassworks are situated in Nancy in the street which bears their name and on the Place Stanislas, a shop displays glassware and the creations of great artists.
Anne de Solène - 29 rue de l'Usine - JULIENRUPTwww.anne-de-solene.comThe major brands of household linen are woven in the valleys of the Vosges and the traditional House of Anne de Solène is a perfect example of this. Its factory excels in the know-how for creating stylish linen and this has become its distinctive feature.
Metz - City CentrePick up a bargain in the main shopping street: the Rue Serpenoise.
Route from Metz Station to the city centre- the Rue Serpenoise:
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Nancy - City Centre There is only one address for a shopping trip in Nancy: the Rue Saint-Jean!Route from Nancy Station to the Rue St Jean:
"Shopping made in Vosges" itineraryFor more information: www.couleur-vosges.com
Gastronomy Maison de la mirabelle [The Cherry Plum Centre] -16 rue du Capitaine Durand, Rozelieureswww.maisondelamirabelle.comOpening hours: from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 11 am and from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm – and on Sundays from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.Unique in France, la Maison de la Mirabelle [the Cherry Plum Centre] welcomes you to Rozelieures near Nancy for a discovery trail with a tasting allowing you to better understand the emblematic fruit of Lorraine.
Maison des sœurs macarons [a company which manufactures traditional Nancy macaroons originally made by two local nuns] - 21 rue Gambetta, Nancy - www.macaron-de-nancy.comOpening hours: on Mondays from 2pm to 7pm and from Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 2 pm to 7 pm.In this shop visitors will discover the manufacture of this tasty delicacy made from a mixture of egg whites, sugar and almonds: the macaroon. Today Nicolas Génot owns this company which also offers other specialities such as “le chardon lorrain” (liqueur -filled chocolates), “la florentine” (chocolate pralines hand-dipped in icing sugar), “la perle lorraine” (a fruit jelly filled with cherry brandy), or the famous “bergamote de Nancy” (bergamot orange sweets) …
La Ferme moine [The Moine Farm] - 1090 La Manche-Rasey, Xertigny - www.crillon-moine.frSituated a few kilometres from Epinal in the Vosges, la ferme Moine [the Moine Farm] offers many regional products including Crillon des Vosges, the famous rhubarb wine which is renowned throughout the world. It will delight connoisseurs and amateurs alike!
Ferme de Xéfosse [The Farm of Xéfosse] - 9 Xéfosse, Plainfaing - www.plainfaing.com/xefefosse.htmOpening hours: everyday from 9 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 7 pm.This farm, which has a “Bienvenue à la ferme” (“Welcome to the farm”) classification, is located in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Ballons des Vosges [the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Reserve]. Many regional products are made there such as AOC farmhouse Munster, mountain Tomme, fromage blanc, etc.
Brasserie lorraine [The Lorraine Brewery] - Pont à Mousson - www.brasseurs-lorraine.comOpening hours: from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 6 pm.This traditional brewery offers a variety of beers such as “l’Abbaye des Prémontrés”, “la Noiraude”, “la Loroyse” and many others. Eleven people are involved in manufacturing traditional beers which reflect the heritage of the region of Lorraine.Good deals in North East France