15 days in Grand Est Itinerary

15 days in Grand Est Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26 h
1
Reims
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Troyes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Verdun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Nancy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Strasbourg
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Reims

Reims
Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bike Energy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of the Surrender and Fort de la Pompelle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Avenue de Champagne and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Explore Reims' surroundings by going to Epernay (Moet et Chandon, Champagne Janisson Baradon et Fils, &more), Place Ducale (in Charleville-Mezieres) and Champagne Denis FREZIER (in Monthelon). There's much more to do: do a tasting at La Maison Mumm, don't miss a visit to Castle of Sedan, see the interesting displays at Musee Verlaine, and admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Reims itinerary tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Reims is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Reims due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Reims hover around 19°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Troyes.

Things to do in Reims

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Epernay, Champagne Roger Manceaux, Place Ducale, Champagne Denis FREZIER, Domaine de Vendresse
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Avenue de Champagne
Avenue de Champagne
Castle of Sedan ©
Castle of Sedan
Museum of the Surrender ©
Museum of the Surrender

2
nights
Troyes

Troyes ©
Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee D'art Moderne, thenexamine the collection at Du Cote des Renoir, and finally do a tasting at Champagne Didier Goussard. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Urbain, examine the collection at Apothicairerie de l'hotel Dieu le Conte, examine the collection at Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Nicolas, and finally admire the striking features of Église Sainte-Madeleine.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Troyes sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Reims to Troyes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Troyes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Champagne Didier Goussard, Du Cote des Renoir
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Du Cote des Renoir ©
Du Cote des Renoir
Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere ©
Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere
Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon ©
Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon

2
nights
Verdun

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun., stop by Terra Chocolata, contemplate the long history of Fort de Vaux, thenget engrossed in the history at Verdun Memorial, thencontemplate the long history of Fort Douaumont, and finally steep yourself in history at Douaumont Ossuary. On the next day, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth, thensteep yourself in history at Ouvrage de La Ferte, and finally get curious at Musee de la Biere.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Verdun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Troyes to Verdun takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Nancy.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fleury-Devant-Douaumont, Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun., Musee de la Biere, Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth
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Ouvrage de La Ferte ©
Ouvrage de La Ferte
Verdun Memorial ©
Verdun Memorial

2
nights
Nancy

Nancy ©
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 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, admire the masterpieces at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale et cloitre Saint Etienne. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at La Cour d'Or, see the interesting displays at Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Le Temple Neuf, thenhunt for treasures at Marche Couvert, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Comedie.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Nancy visit planning website.

Drive from Verdun to Nancy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Nancy are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Metz, Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation, Cathedrale et cloitre Saint Etienne
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Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy ©
Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy
Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation ©
Museum of the War of 1870 and Annexation
Le Temple Neuf ©
Le Temple Neuf

3
nights
Strasbourg

Strasbourg ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at NaturoparC - Hunawihr, learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, thenexamine the collection at Musee du Jouet, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tour des Bouchers. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Le Struthof concentration camp, thendeepen your knowledge of military history at Fort de Mutzig, thenwander the streets of La Petite France, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Strasbourg road trip planner.

You can drive from Nancy to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tour des Bouchers, NaturoparC - Hunawihr, Musee du Jouet, Le Struthof concentration camp, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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NaturoparC - Hunawihr ©
NaturoparC - Hunawihr
Le Struthof concentration camp ©
Le Struthof concentration camp
Fort de Mutzig ©
Fort de Mutzig

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