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Restaurant • Fine Dining


Welcome to Popa - Where Gastronomy Meets Nature in the Vosges

Experience the culinary marvels of Popa, a renowned restaurant founded and managed by passionate brothers, Aurélien and Benjamin Michel, nestled amid the majestic Vosges Mountains near Gérardmer. Our commitment to honest and authentic gastronomy, combined with our breathtaking surroundings, has earned us a place among the finest dining establishments in the region.


Le Syndicat, France
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Aurélien Michel

Aurélien Michel
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As a young boy, chef Aurélien Michel already had a passion for French cuisine. While still in high school, he started working at culinary events at the age of 15. And it didn’t take long until he fell in love with food catering.

Gastronomic Excellence

Natural Beauty

Sustainable Cuisine

Exceptional Gastronomy: Popa's Identity and Philosophy

At Popa, we consistently aim for excellence, underpinned by a philosophy that emphasises simplicity, creativity, and unmatched quality. Our devoted team of chefs and servers is dedicated to offering you an unforgettable culinary experience, be it a lavish reception, a fairy-tale wedding, a business seminar, a baptismal celebration, or a jubilant birthday party. Regardless of the event, you can rely on Popa to astonish and please both you and your guests.

Exploring the Vosges: A Natural Playground

Situated in the heart of the Vosges, Popa benefits from a stunning natural backdrop. Gérardmer, famous for its high-speed chairlift, tree-lined ski slopes, and slalom course, is surrounded by the picturesque Lake Gérardmer with its wooded shores. A trail leads up the hill to the Mérelle Observatory, offering panoramic views of the lake and the town. To the south, cyclists flock to the beloved Grosse Pierre mountain pass.

Sustainable and Seasonal Gastronomy

At Popa, we set and achieve ambitious goals, and our dedication to quality reflects our identity. Our concept is simple: to provide you with free expression, sustainable, and seasonal cuisine, capturing the essence of the local terroir and artistic creativity.

Popa - Your Gastronomic Haven in the Vosges

Enter in the world of Popa, where culinary artistry meets the striking beauty of the Vosges. Experience a delightful fusion of delectable dishes, attentive service, and stunning surroundings. Our commitment to sustainability and seasonal produce ensures a dining experience that is not only unforgettable but also environmentally responsible. Visit Popa, and let us take you on a culinary journey that celebrates the finest ingredients the Vosges has to offer. Whether you're planning a special event or simply seeking an extraordinary dining experience, let Popa be your destination for honest, gourmet cuisine in the heart of nature's wonderland. Book your table today and savor the magic of Popa Restaurant.



Popa-restaurant Route de l’usine 29 88120 Le Syndicat France


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Opening times

Monday 09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00
Thursday 09:00 - 19:00
Friday 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 19:00
Sunday 09:00 - 19:00

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Make your dinner reservations through our website for a high-quality gastronomic experience – it’s quick and easy. Book your table here and get ready for an unforgettable culinary event.

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