Buying your equipment
Lovers of water sports and sportsmen will find what they are looking for in the various shops in Epinal and its surroundings. A wide range of sports equipment is available on the shelves or to order at Décathlon Epinal, Intersport in Jeuxey, or Sport 2000 in Golbey.
Canoeing, kayaking, body-boarding, stand-up paddling... whether you are a beginner in search of new sensations or an expert, these shops will be able to advise you and offer you the right equipment.
Snorkel masks, fins and snorkels, equip yourself before practising in the many lakes in the region.
Want to make a splash? You will also find accessories on the shelves to complete your equipment, such as swimming costumes, wetsuits, fins, covers, glasses, bags, watches...
If you plan to enjoy the thermal baths of Bains-les-Bains, swimwear and hats are available in several shops in La Vôge-les-Bains: Hell Ap, Declick and Chez Carine. During the summer season, they are also available in the numerous ready-to-wear shops in our region.
For the fishermen, you will not be left out! Indeed, Nymphevolution in Chantraine, Vosges Pêche in Chavelot, Pêche Coutellerie et Chasse in Epinal, Armurerie Compas in Epinal and Session Pêche in Vincey will welcome you and accompany you during your purchases. Some supermarkets also have a fishing section.
Renting your equipment
For those who wish to try these sports without investing, go directly to the GESN nautical base, to rent a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or stand-up paddle for an hour or two. For the more courageous, embark on a sporty descent or a 2.5 hour nature loop, you won't be disappointed.
The Wam Park also offers wake board, wake ski, knee board and water ski equipment for hire and a wide range of water activities.
And why not take a trip around the lake in a canoe or sail? In Bouzey, the Roland Naudin base and the Cercle de Voile school will allow you to hire the necessary equipment on site.
Now well equipped, it's up to you!
*Resident of Epinal