8 days in Verdun, Vosges & Saint Amarin Itinerary

8 days in Verdun, Vosges & Saint Amarin Itinerary

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Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Verdun
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Verdun
— 1 night
Drive
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Gerardmer
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Amarin
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, make a trip to Porte Chaussee, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave, pause for some photo ops at Monument de la Victoire, then stop by Terra Chocolata, and finally make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Verdun Memorial, steep yourself in history at Fort Douaumont, then contemplate the long history of Douaumont Ossuary, then steep yourself in history at Trench of the Bayonets, and finally take in the history at La Tranchee de Chattancourt.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Verdun is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in September: highs in Verdun hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Gerardmer.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Gerardmer

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Lac de Gerardmer, look and learn at Observatoire de Merelle, then relax in the rural setting at La Ferme du Bien-Etre, then look for gifts at La Confiserie Geromoise, and finally hike along Le Saut des Cuves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at La Montagnes des Lamas, contemplate the waterfront views at Le Lac des Corbeaux, then cruise along Route des Cretes, and finally get outside with Le Hohneck.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gerardmer trip planning website.

Getting from Verdun to Gerardmer by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In September in Gerardmer, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Amarin.

Things to do in Gerardmer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Saint Amarin

Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Parc de Wesserling- Ecomusee Textile, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Thiebaud, then make a trip to L'oeil de la Sorciere, and finally explore the activities along Barrage de Michelbach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee du Textile des Vosges, pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Saint Michel et Saint Gangolphe, don't miss a visit to Abbaye de Murbach, then make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Thierenbach, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Musee Serret.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Saint Amarin day trip planning website.

You can drive from Gerardmer to Saint Amarin in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Saint Amarin are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Saint Amarin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vosges travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Theme Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops