30 days in Grand Est Itinerary

30 days in Grand Est Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26 h
1
Reims
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Verdun
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Troyes
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Colombey-les-deux-Eglises
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Nancy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
La Bresse
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Bitche
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Strasbourg
— 7 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castle of Sedan and Palais du Tau. Popular historic sites such as Museum of the Surrender and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Reims: Avenue de Champagne (in Epernay), Cite du Champagne (in Ay) and La Chocolaterie Thibaut (in Pierry). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee Automobile Reims, grab your bike and head to Voie Verte Transsemoysienne, do a tasting at La Maison Mumm, and don't miss a visit to Place Ducale.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Reims trip itinerary builder app.

Melbourne, Australia to Reims is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Verdun.

Things to do in Reims

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Avenue de Champagne, Place Ducale, Cite du Champagne, La Chocolaterie Thibaut, Castle of Sedan
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims
Castle of Sedan ©
Castle of Sedan
Museum of the Surrender ©
Museum of the Surrender

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Mihiel American Cemetery and Fort de Vaux. Museum-lovers will appreciate Verdun Memorial and Musee de la Biere. Explore Verdun's surroundings by going to Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers), Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth (in Avioth) and Butte de Vauquois (in Vauquois). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Douaumont Ossuary, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Verdun, look for gifts at Terra Chocolata, and see the interesting displays at Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun..

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Verdun road trip website.

You can drive from Reims to Verdun in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Verdun, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Troyes.

Things to do in Verdun

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fleury-Devant-Douaumont, Ouvrage de La Ferte, Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth, Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, Fort de Vaux
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Ouvrage de La Ferte ©
Ouvrage de La Ferte
Fort de Vaux ©
Fort de Vaux
Verdun Memorial ©
Verdun Memorial

3
nights
Troyes

Troyes ©
Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul and Église Sainte-Madeleine. Visit Ruelle des Chats and Basilique Saint-Urbain for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Troyes: Musee Camille Claudel (in Nogent-sur-Seine) and Cathedrale Saint Mammes (in Langres). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere, ponder the design of Le Coeur de Troyes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon, and explore the world behind art at Musee D'art Moderne.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Troyes holiday builder website.

You can drive from Verdun to Troyes in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Troyes, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Musee Camille Claudel, Cathedrale Saint Mammes
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Église Sainte-Madeleine ©
Église Sainte-Madeleine
Musee Camille Claudel ©
Musee Camille Claudel
Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon ©
Eglise-Saint-Pantaleon

2
nights
Colombey-les-deux-Eglises

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 12th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Mémorial Charles De Gaulle, do a tasting at Champagne Claude Perrard, thencontemplate the long history of Auditoire de Justice de Joinville, and finally see the interesting displays at Du Cote des Renoir. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at La Boisserie, thencontemplate the long history of Abbaye de Clairvaux, thenstroll the grounds of Cimetiere Polonais d'Urville, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Cirey.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colombey-les-deux-Eglises day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Troyes to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Nancy.

Things to do in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Champagne Claude Perrard, Abbaye de Clairvaux, Auditoire de Justice de Joinville, Cimetiere Polonais d'Urville, Chateau de Cirey
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Abbaye de Clairvaux ©
Abbaye de Clairvaux
Mémorial Charles De Gaulle ©
Mémorial Charles De Gaulle
Du Cote des Renoir ©
Du Cote des Renoir

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy and La Cour d'Or. Popular historic sites such as Le Temple Neuf and Place de la Carriere are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Lac de Pierre-Percee (in Pierre-Percee), Carriere du Barrois (in Freyming-Merlebach) and Metz (Marche Couvert, Gare de Metz-Ville, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy, make a trip to Place Stanislas, and admire the local landmark of Place Duroc.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nancy trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colombey-les-deux-Eglises to Nancy takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Bresse.

Things to do in Nancy

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Metz, Lac de Pierre-Percee, Carriere du Barrois, Place Duroc
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy
Le Temple Neuf ©
Le Temple Neuf
Lac de Pierre-Percee ©
Lac de Pierre-Percee

3
nights
La Bresse

La Bresse ©
La Bresse is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Station Du Lac-Blanc and Confiserie des Hautes Vosges. Escape the urban bustle at La Montagnes des Lamas and Gerardmer Ski. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Bresse: Eglise Sainte-Odile (in Lapoutroie) and Grande Cascade de Tendon (in Tendon). The adventure continues: trek along Le Saut des Cuves, get outside with Lac de Longemer, and contemplate the waterfront views at Le Lac des Corbeaux.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Bresse trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Nancy to La Bresse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in La Bresse can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bitche.

Things to do in La Bresse

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gerardmer, Lac de Longemer, Confiserie des Hautes Vosges, Eglise Sainte-Odile, Cumulus
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La Station Du Lac-Blanc ©
La Station Du Lac-Blanc
La Montagnes des Lamas ©
La Montagnes des Lamas
Confiserie des Hautes Vosges ©
Confiserie des Hautes Vosges

3
nights
Bitche

Bitche ©
Bitche is a commune in the Moselle department of the Grand Est administrative region in north-eastern France. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Musee Lalique and Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Misericorde. Get some historical perspective at Citadel of Bitche and Chateau du Freonsbourg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bitche: Chateau du Scheoneck (in Dambach), Chateau du Wasigenstein (in Niedersteinbach) and Obersteinbach (Ferme du Steinbach & Chateau de Lutzelhardt). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Ouvrage du Simserhof, don't miss a visit to Rocher de la Liese, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional des Vosges du Nord, and head outdoors with Massif du Grand Wintersberg.

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

You can drive from La Bresse to Bitche in 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bitche can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Bitche

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Niederbronn-Les-Bains, Niedersteinbach, Obersteinbach, Musee Lalique, Musee du Sabot
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Citadel of Bitche ©
Citadel of Bitche
Musee Lalique ©
Musee Lalique
Ouvrage du Simserhof ©
Ouvrage du Simserhof

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Le Struthof concentration camp and Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at NaturoparC - Hunawihr and Les Confitures du Climont. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller), Porte Haute (in Riquewihr) and Domaine Mittnacht Freres (in Hunawihr). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort de Mutzig, take in the spiritual surroundings of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Paul, and explore the world behind art at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Strasbourg trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bitche to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colmar, Hunawihr, Le Struthof concentration camp, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Fort de Mutzig
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Le Struthof concentration camp ©
Le Struthof concentration camp
Fort de Mutzig ©
Fort de Mutzig
NaturoparC - Hunawihr ©
NaturoparC - Hunawihr

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