Mémé Boutique, café and grocery store in Gérardmer
Mémé is a café, an old-fashioned grocery store, a bric-à-brac shop, a flea market and a vintage museum, all in one, in Gérardmer. A space-time portal, designed by Adeline, Olivier Lapôtre’s wife, Mémé catapults you straight back to the 1950s, 60s and 70s, when sweets stuck to your teeth and when Formica and enamelled signs were omnipresent.
Café, grocery store and bric-à-brac shop
Come and enjoy a hot chocolate, a sandwich or a hot meal, no matter what the time of day, browse the shelves which are overflowing with vases, Pierrot Gourmand lollipops and penny sweets, along with collections of clocks, jam jars and vintage metal tins. Mémé is a treasure trove, an ode to vintage crockery and a temple of the reconstructed past. With its heartwarming sense of curiosity and nostalgia, this unusual café and shop is undoubtedly worth a visit: truly an unmissable address in Gérardmer. Off you go!
Mémé is open:
From Friday to Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Every day during the French school holidays
La Cave de Sidonie, Wine cellar in Gérardmer
In the Lapôtre family, a passion for wine has been passed down from father to daughter. In her cosy shop in Gérardmer, Sidonie, the daughter of the hotel’s owners, proudly showcases her love for wine, both local vintages and those from further afield, with more than 360 different wines, a hundred different spirits and a wide range of craft beers. From Côtes de Toul and Alsace (Schoenheitz in Whir-au-Val, Justin Boxler in Niedermorschwihr), Languedoc, Burgundy, Val de Loire, Bordeaux and plenty more besides, every region is featured here.
Incredible bottles and beautiful accessories
From hidden gems to world-renowned wines, whether you’re in the mood for white, red, rosé or something bubbly, there’s something for everyone here. Keen to explain and advise, Sidonie loves sharing her passion for all things wine with amateurs and connoisseurs alike. A range of glassware and serving accessories are also available.
La Cave de Sidonie in Gérardmer also organises tasting evenings with winemakers: these sociable events are ideal for anyone with a thirst for knowledge. In addition, every week, Sidonie’s customers can try 2 or 3 different wines.