Prey (Vosges)

Prey is a commune with 97 inhabitants (as of January 1, 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.


The municipality is located in the Vosges Prey at an altitude of 410 m above sea level, 18 kilometers east of Epinal and 30 kilometers southwest of Saint- Dié.

The area of ​​2.13 km ² of the municipal territory extends from the left bank of the Vologne in the north west to the wooded hills to the southeast. This is achieved at the Surémont with 632 m above sea level, the highest point of the municipality. The settlement pattern of the small village is spread out without a recognizable village center. The South of the village is covered by forest, west and east of the village is the usable land of pastures and arable land (especially potatoes ).

Neighboring communities of Prey Laval -sur- Vologne in the north, Fiménil in the east, Lépanges -sur- Vologne in the southwest and Fays in the northwest.


Economy and infrastructure

Prey is still dominated by agriculture. The place, but is gaining as a residential area for commuters in importance.

Transport links

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


From Prey comes Jean -Antoine Villemin (1827-1892), a military doctor, researcher and member of the Académie nationale de Médecine, who demonstrated the infection of tuberculosis among other things, 1865.