2. Musée Départemental d’Art Ancien et Contemporain
There’s a serious collection of more than 30,000 pieces of art at this museum on the river island.
The museum is in the 17th-century Hôpital Saint-Lazare with modern additions made in the 1990s.
Rembrandt, Georges de la Tour, Brueghel the Elder, Simon Vouet and Claude Lorrain are a few of the masters on show.
These are matched by interesting accounts of Épinal’s historic printing trade, and exhibitions of Pop Art, Minimalism and Nouveau Réalisme from the 20th century.
And if that’s not enough there’s wonderful archaeology, with finds from across the Lorraine region dating to Celtic, Gallo-Roman and Merovingian times.