Sky sight of Tonnerre© City hall of Tonnerre
• 1st-time stage-town
• Population 6,200
• County town of Yonne canton (89)
Two hours away from Paris and one and a half hours from Dijon, Tonnerre lays claim to a wealth of advantages in a privileged environment.
Traces of the city’s historic past are visible at every street corner, walking through the streets or strolling along the canal. Tonnerre possesses outstanding assets as a major tourist attraction: l’Hôtel Dieu des Fontenilles (medieval hospital complex) dating from the 13th century, the Saint-Pierre and Notre-Dame Renaissance churches, the Fosse Dionne, a green-blue natural water source, developed as a circular lavoir, and the l’Hôtel d’Uzès, home to the mysterious Chevalier d’Eon.
Throughout its history Tonnerre has been associated with famous characters: Marguerite de Bourgogne, but also the Chevalier d’Eon, the Clermont-Tonnerre family, the Marquis of Louvois (minister under Louis the Fourteenth), Emile Bernard (founder of the Pont-Aven school) and Alfred Grévin, founder of the waxwork museum of the same name.
Tonnerre is also a gastronomic centre where good wine and gourmet food are part of the local heritage. Moreover, Tonnerrois white wines now bear the guarantee of origin label.
Thermal gallery© Vittel congress
• 2-time stage-town
• Population 6,200
• County town of Vosges canton (88)
Vittel is first and foremost the eye-catching charm of a stylish architectural design and a preserved natural environment.
The town’s fine architectural heritage is one of its principal assets and bears witness to a fabulous past and a successful renovation programme: Belle Epoque façades and majestic luxury hotels in the Art Deco style.
In a natural green and rolling landscape of bracing fresh air, Vittel is an excellent area for:
- walking, swimming, tennis, golf, mountain biking, horse riding …
- enjoying the thrills and spills of the Adventure Park
- discovering the view, fragrance, savour and contact of the Gardens of the Earth
- trying your luck at the casino or the racecourse
Vittel Thermal Spa, a resort dedicated to health and fitness, offers the beneficial effects of the healing waters of thermal cure treatments and Vittel mineral waters and thermal springs. Enjoy the intimate and elegant decor, designed as a haven of peace and light.
The cinema, multimedia library, Heritage Museum and the numerous cultural events organised by the town further enhance a revitalising and refreshing break.