Water activities

Epinal, a territory where water is king

At the foot of the Vosges mountains, Epinal is a vast territory of water, which offers the visitor a multitude of nautical activities, but also the possibility of contemplating rivers, lakes and ponds, on the occasion of beautiful walks. Whether you like fishing, swimming or thrills, you can choose between an escape into nature or an aquatic adventure playground, before resting, of course, at the water's edge!

With numerous bathing sites and an impressive range of water sports, Épinal area is the water capital of Lorraine.

Nautical activities

The Natur'o base

In the heart of the city, the Port of Epinal is home to the brand new Natur'O base, a water leisure area that offers aquatic courses to sportsmen and women, as well as to tourists and visitors.

The Wam Park

A few kilometers away, the Wam Park of Thaon-les-Vosges, invites on the Domaine des Lacs to water sports, but also to laze, on a perfectly landscaped sandy beach.


Fishermen, you will appreciate a varied offer, from lakes to river fishing, in ponds or in the Canal des Vosges, on a vast territory, which goes from Socourt to Fontenoy-le-Château, managed by 9 Authorized Associations for Fishing and Protection of the Aquatic Environment.


Water is also about well-being and health! Near Epinal, the spa of Bains les Bains offers a wide range of thermal cures, but also a beauty and well-being area. On the territory, spas, balneo and beauty institutes invite you to take care of yourself throughout the seasons.

Cruises & Sailing

The water invites you to sail! For a gourmet or tourist break, why not take a cruise on the Canal des Vosges, to discover the local landscapes and heritage? If you like fresh water sports, the canoeing and kayaking courses invite you to surpass yourself. You can also take advantage of a sailboat or pedal boat trip on the lake of Bouzey.

At the end of the day, relax on the banks of the Canal des Vosges and the Moselle, or on the beaches of bodies of water, watching the setting sun. Listen to nature… Frogs, birds, insects and lapping sing in unison.

You are well, in Epinal, in the heart of the Vosges...