15 days in Grand Est Itinerary

15 days in Grand Est Itinerary

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Nancy
— 1 night
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Verdun
— 2 nights
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Reims
— 3 nights
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Troyes
— 2 nights
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Colombey-les-deux-Eglises
— 1 night
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La Bresse
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg
— 3 nights
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Nancy

Cultural Heart of Lorraine

Crossed by the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Nancy has many small boats and péniches (barges) that navigate the canal waterways, giving you a fantastic vantage point of the city's historical architecture from the water.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, then take an in-depth tour of Fort de Queuleu, and then examine the collection at Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at La Cour d'Or, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Le Temple Neuf, then don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nancy travel route builder.

Nuremberg, Germany to Nancy is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October in Nancy, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Verdun.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Verdun

The River Meuse runs through Verdun forming several canals throughout the valley, surrounded by hills with historical fortresses, battlefields, and underground barracks, as well as a healthy beer brewing culture.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun., steep yourself in history at Fort de Vaux, then steep yourself in history at Douaumont Ossuary, then take an in-depth tour of Verdun Memorial, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Musee de la Biere, then stroll the grounds of Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Ouvrage de La Ferte.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Verdun travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nancy to Verdun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nancy in October: highs in Verdun hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Reims.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Reims

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Avenue de Champagne and Castle of Sedan. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of the Surrender and Fort de la Pompelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Paul-Etienne Saint Germain (in Epernay) and La Chocolaterie Thibaut (in Pierry). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Budding, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Foujita, steep yourself in history at Maison Ruinart, and admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Reims trip maker site.

Getting from Verdun to Reims by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Reims sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Troyes.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Chapelle Foujita ©
Must see
Chapelle Foujita
4.1
Museum of the Surrender ©
History Museum
Museum of the Surrender
4.4

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Troyes

Jerusalem of Stained Glass

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Saint-Urbain, explore the world behind art at Musee D'art Moderne, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Église Sainte-Madeleine, pause for some photo ops at Le Coeur de Troyes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon, examine the collection at Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere, then take in the exciting artwork at 1520 Gallery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ruelle des Chats.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Troyes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Reims to Troyes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Colombey-les-deux-Eglises

Colombey-les-Deux-Églises is a commune in the Haute-Marne department in north-eastern France.The municipality Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises was created administratively in 1793, and it became part of the district of Chaumont and the canton Blaise. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at Champagne Cudel, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Clairvaux, then explore the world behind art at Musee du Cristal de BAYEL, then contemplate the long history of La Boisserie, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mémorial Charles De Gaulle.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Colombey-les-deux-Eglises day trip app.

Traveling by car from Troyes to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Bresse.

Things to do in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Abbaye de Clairvaux ©
Religious Site
Abbaye de Clairvaux
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La Bresse

La Bresse is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head outdoors with Le Hohneck, get outside with Route des Cretes, then explore the activities along Le Lac des Corbeaux, and finally identify plant and animal life at La Montagnes des Lamas. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Musee Memorial Le Linge, then get outside with Grand Ballon, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Hartmannswillerkopf.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read La Bresse holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colombey-les-deux-Eglises to La Bresse takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in La Bresse

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Musee Memorial Le Linge ©
History Museum
Musee Memorial Le Linge
4.8

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Strasbourg

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ancien camp de concentration de Natzweiler-Struthof and Fort de Mutzig. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lalique Museum and Le Vaisseau. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: NaturoparC - Hunawihr (in Hunawihr) and Chateau de Kaysersberg (in Kaysersberg). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, see the interesting displays at Musée historique de la ville de Strasbourg, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg online route builder.

Getting from La Bresse to Strasbourg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In October, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Lalique Museum ©
Must see
Lalique Museum
4.6
Fort de Mutzig ©
Must see
Fort de Mutzig
4.8