7 days in Grand Est Itinerary

7 days in Grand Est Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston
Fly + Train:  11 h 45 min
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Epernay
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Troyes
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Colombey-les-deux-Eglises
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Verdun
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Hunawihr
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14 h
End: Boston

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Epernay

Epernay ©
Best known for its Champagne production, Épernay is a small town featuring several famous brands, including Moët & Chandon, that have been aged in the miles of tunneled cellars carved from chalk rock beneath the town.
On the 21st (Tue), learn about winemaking at Wafflart Briet Champagne, do a tasting at WineBubbles, then learn about winemaking at Maison Ruinart, then learn about winemaking at Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenue de Champagne. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Champagne Pierre Morlet, steep yourself in history at Museum of the Surrender, contemplate the long history of Palais du Tau, then examine the collection at Musee Automobile Reims, then learn about winemaking at Champagne Geoffroy, and finally learn about winemaking at Paul-Etienne Saint Germain.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Epernay online trip maker.

Boston, USA to Epernay is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Epernay, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Troyes.

Things to do in Epernay

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Reims, Champagne Pierre Morlet, Wafflart Briet Champagne, Champagne Geoffroy
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Musee Automobile Reims ©
Musee Automobile Reims
Paul-Etienne Saint Germain ©
Paul-Etienne Saint Germain
Champagne Pierre Morlet ©
Champagne Pierre Morlet

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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 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Église Sainte-Madeleine, then see the interesting displays at Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read Troyes road trip site.

Traveling by car from Epernay to Troyes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises.

Things to do in Troyes

Historic Sites Museums
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Église Sainte-Madeleine ©
Église Sainte-Madeleine
Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere ©
Maison de l'Outil et de la Pensee Ouvriere

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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 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of La Boisserie, learn about winemaking at Champagne Claude Perrard, learn about winemaking at Champagne Albert Beerens, then do a tasting at Champagne Monial, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mémorial Charles De Gaulle.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colombey-les-deux-Eglises trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Troyes to Colombey-les-deux-Eglises takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Verdun.

Things to do in Colombey-les-deux-Eglises

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Champagne Monial, Champagne Claude Perrard, Champagne Albert Beerens
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Champagne Claude Perrard ©
Champagne Claude Perrard
Champagne Albert Beerens ©
Champagne Albert Beerens
Champagne Monial ©
Champagne Monial

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun., steep yourself in history at Fort de Vaux, get engrossed in the history at Verdun Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Douaumont Ossuary, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Verdun trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Colombey-les-deux-Eglises to Verdun by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Verdun can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hunawihr.

Things to do in Verdun

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fleury-Devant-Douaumont, Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun., Fort de Vaux
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Tranchée de l'Ouvrage de la Falouse à Verdun. ©
Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave ©
Cimetiere Militaire du Faubourg-Pave
Verdun Memorial ©
Verdun Memorial

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Hunawihr

Hunawihr ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): do a tasting at Maison Jean Huttard, then do a tasting at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, and then identify plant and animal life at NaturoparC - Hunawihr.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hunawihr sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Verdun to Hunawihr takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Hunawihr can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hunawihr

Wineries Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Maison Jean Huttard
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Vin d'Alsace HORCHER ©
Vin d'Alsace HORCHER
Maison Jean Huttard ©
Maison Jean Huttard
NaturoparC - Hunawihr ©
NaturoparC - Hunawihr