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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
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 CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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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