Fays (Vosges)

Fay is a commune of 242 inhabitants ( 1 January 2011 ) in the department of Vosges in the Lorraine region. It belongs to the district Epinal, founded the canton of Bruyeres and to the 2002 Local Government Association Vallée de la Vologne.

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The municipality is located in the Vosges Fays at an altitude of 460 m above sea level, 18 kilometers east of Epinal and 30 kilometers southwest of Saint- Dié.

The area of ​​4.83 km ² municipal area extends from the right side of Volognetales in the southeast up to the wooded heights ( Forêt de faite ) of a spur - Vosges in the north- west, which extends up to the Moselle before Epinal. The loosened up this village is located about 50 meters above the valley of the Vologne, flanked to the west and southwest by two prominent peaks ( Montagne du village, 551 m and Tête de Saint- Pierremont, 550 m). The north-western half of the municipality is covered by forest, east of the village there is the Volognetal sloping usable land of pastures and fields. In the extreme north- west, near the source of the Moselle tributary Durbion, is achieved with 610 m above sea level, the highest point in the municipality.

To Fays include the south the suburb of La subsequent Fortoleuse and the north of the village center located subsites Liegey Croix and Le Tinteron.

Neighboring communities of Grand Villers Fays are in the north ( point of contact ), Bruyeres in the northeast, Laval -sur- Vologne in the east, in the southeast of Prey, Lépanges -sur- Vologne the south and west and Viménil in the northwest.


The village Fays (old spelling: Fey and FAIS ) was in the Ancien Régime to the Bailiwick of Bruyeres and dependent on the chapter in Remiremont Parish of Champ- le- Duc. The village's name is derived from the Latin Fagus ( beech = ). Fays has no church, pastoral care will be taken over by the parish of the neighboring municipality of Laval -sur- Vologne.


Economy and infrastructure

Fay is now mainly a residential community, whose inhabitants commute to nearby commercial areas in the valleys of Vologne and Mosel. In the village there are still farms in the main purchase and some holiday homes.

Transport links

The Volognetal following the road of Bruyeres after Docelles (D 44) is tangent to the municipality in the southeast. This road is one of the two direct connections between Epinal and Saint- Dié, the two largest cities in the department. The nearest railway station is two kilometers away Lépanges community -sur- Vologne on the run by the TER Lorraine railway line Arches Saint- Dié.