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Gérardmer and its lake
Gérardmer and its lake
Coat of arms of Gérardmer
Coat of arms
Gérardmer is located in France
Location within Grand Est region
Gérardmer is located in Grand Est
Coordinates: 48°05′N 6°53′E / 48.08°N 6.88°E / 48.08; 6.88Coordinates: 48°05′N 6°53′E / 48.08°N 6.88°E / 48.08; 6.88
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Vosges
Arrondissement Saint-Dié-des-Vosges
Canton Gérardmer
Intercommunality CC Hautes Vosges
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Stessy Speissmann
Area1 54.78 km2 (21.15 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 8,276
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 88196 /88400
Elevation 584–1,125 m (1,916–3,691 ft)
(avg. 670 m or 2,200 ft)
Website mairie-gerardmer.fr

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gérardmer (French pronunciation: ​[ʒeʁaʁme]; German: Gerdsee or archaic Geroldsee) is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France.

Twin towns[edit]


The Fantastic'Arts festival of horror and fantastic film (Festival du Film Fantastique) has been held in Gérardmer each year since 1994.

Notable people[edit]

  • Maximilien Kelsch (1844-1906), industrialist and politician, born in Gérardmer
  • Paul Cuny (1872-1925), industrialist and politician, born in Gérardmer
  • Edward Gardère (1909-1997), fencer, born in Gérardmer
  • André Gardère (1913-1977), fencer, born in Gérardmer
  • Gilberte Cournand (1913-2005), journalist and dance critic, gallery owner and bookseller, born in Gérardmer
  • Claude Vanony (1935), storyteller and humorist, born in Gérardmer
  • Patrick Rémy (1965), cross-country skier, born in Gérardmer
  • Raphaël Dargent (1970), historian, essayist and writer, born in Gérardmer
  • Julien Bontemps (1979), sailor, learnt to sail in Gérardmer
  • Maxime Laheurte (1985), world nordic combined team champion (2012), born in Gérardmer
  • Émile Duguet, Righteous Among the Nations,[1] concealed Jews at his home in Gérardmer[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Yad Vashem: Righteous Among the Nations Honored by Yad Vashem by 1 January 2016 - FRANCE
  2. ^ Anonymes, Justes et Persécutés durant la période Nazie dans les communes de France: Émile Duguet (in French)

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