50 days in Grand Est Itinerary

50 days in Grand Est Itinerary

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Troyes
— 7 nights
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Nancy
— 7 nights
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La Bresse
— 7 nights
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Mulhouse
— 8 nights
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Strasbourg
— 13 nights
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Reims
— 7 nights
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Troyes — 7 nights

Many half-timbered houses from the 16th century remain in wonderful condition in the old town of Troyes.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Les Poils D Assenay and Nigloland, Parc D'Attractions & Hotel. Explore Troyes' surroundings by going to Ferme de la Marque (in Champ-sur-Barse), Pont Henry IV (in Soulaines-Dhuys) and Lac d'Orient (in Geraudot). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Jean Moulin Square, admire the masterpieces at Musee D'art Moderne, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and slough off your stress at Spa NUXE.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Troyes vacation planner.

London, UK to Troyes is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Troyes. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in December: highs in Troyes hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nancy.
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Nancy — 7 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Place Stanislas and Œuvre de la cathédrale. Venture out of the city with trips to Parc de Brieux (in Maizieres-les-Metz), Zoo d'Amnéville (in Amneville) and Metz (Place Saint-Louis, Palais du Gouverneur de Metz, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, stroll around Parc de la Pepiniere, meet the residents at Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix, and make a trip to L'arc Here.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nancy trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Troyes to Nancy in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Nancy sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Bresse.
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La Bresse — 7 nights

La Bresse is a commune in the Vosges department in Grand Est in northeastern France. Attractions like La Montagnes des Lamas and Confiserie des Hautes Vosges make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Notre-Dame-du-Cierge (in Epinal), Musee du Val d'Orbey (in Orbey) and La Station Du Lac-Blanc (in Le Bonhomme). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Reserve Naturelle Frankenthal-Missheimle. And it doesn't end there: cruise along Route des Cretes, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Barthelemy, fly down the slopes at La Bresse-Hohneck, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Gerardmer.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read La Bresse trip maker site.

Drive from Nancy to La Bresse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in La Bresse sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mulhouse.
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Mulhouse — 8 nights

An industrial town nicknamed "the French Manchester," Mulhouse is famous for its Peugeot factory, esteemed museums, Alsace wine, and cultural riches.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Little Venice and Barrage de Michelbach. Get out of town with these interesting Mulhouse side-trips: Chapelle du Schaeferthal (in Soultzmatt), Riquewihr (Sentier Viticole des Grands Crus, Vieille Ville, &more) and Colmar (Grand Rue De Colmar, Musée d'Unterlinden, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, get a dose of the wild on Ecomusee d'Alsace, see the interesting displays at Musee National de l’Automobile – Collection Schlumpf, and appreciate the extensive heritage of La Grand-Rue.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mulhouse vacation maker site.

You can drive from La Bresse to Mulhouse in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Mulhouse, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 13 nights

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. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Family-friendly places like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and Centre-ville de Strasbourg will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Strasbourg: Selestat (Eglise Saint-Georges & Eglise Sainte-Foy), Les 2CV et la Traction de la Bruche (in Saulxures) and Aqua Mundo (in Hattigny). There's lots more to do: visit La Petite France, pause for some photo ops at Place Kleber, make a trip to La Laiterie, and stop by Mon Oncle Malker de Munster.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mulhouse to Strasbourg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Reims.
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Reims — 7 nights

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Family-friendly places like Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims and Musee des Beaux-Arts will thrill your kids. Explore Reims' surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Juvin (in Saint-Juvin), Eglise Notre Dame de Mont-devant-Sassey (in Mont-devant-Sassey) and Ouvrage de La Ferte (in La Ferte-sur-Chiers). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palais du Tau, stroll the grounds of Saint Mihiel American Cemetery, stroll around Parc de Grinyland, and grab your bike and head to Voie Verte Transsemoysienne.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Reims vacation planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Reims by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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