9 days in Grand Est Itinerary

9 days in Grand Est Itinerary

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Fly to Luxembourg, Train to Metz
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Metz
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg
— 4 nights
Train
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Reims
— 2 nights
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Metz — 2 nights

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
Change things up with these side-trips from Metz: La Tranchee de Chattancourt (in Chattancourt), Nancy (Parc de la Pepiniere, Place Stanislas, &more) and Fort Douaumont (in Douaumont). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo d'Amnéville, and admire the striking features of Œuvre de la cathédrale.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Metz day trip app.

Dublin, Ireland to Metz is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Metz due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in July, with highs in Metz at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Strasbourg side-trips: Domaine Mittnacht Freres (in Hunawihr), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and Vieille Ville (in Riquewihr). The adventure continues: take a stroll through La Petite France, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Little Venice, and don't miss a visit to Old Town.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Metz to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Reims.
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Reims — 2 nights

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
On the 6th (Sat), do a tasting at Nomad Wine, do a tasting at Moet et Chandon, then do a tasting at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Avenue de Champagne. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Champagne Taittinger, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, then steep yourself in history at Palais du Tau, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Reims trip planner.

Getting from Strasbourg to Reims by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Strasbourg in August: high temperatures in Reims hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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