This region in the east of France and at the heart of Europe, stretching from Strasbourg to Nogent-sur-Seine, is the result of the merger of the former regions of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine.
Bathed by the majestic Rhine, covering 10 departments, with 5.5 million inhabitants and more than 5,000 municipalities, the Grand Est region is the only one in France to border 4 countries: Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland. This territory, 80% of which is occupied by forest and agriculture, is characterized by its greenery and rurality. It is a green tourism destination par excellence. With remarkable natural areas, with 6 regional nature parks and 25 nature reserves, the region is nevertheless home to 5 major cities, rich in history and heritage: Metz, Mulhouse, Nancy, Reims and Strasbourg. This region is home to five charming tourist destinations - Alsace, Ardennes, Champagne, Lorraine and the Vosges - each offering a different face and typical specialities, from sauerkraut to champagne, from thermal baths to ecotourism. You can discover the Petites Cités de Caractère® (12 labelled in the region), the Grande Île de Strasbourg and the Alsace Wine Route, the old town of Colmar and the Vosges Crest Route, the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, the beautiful cities of Metz and Troyes, the battlefields of Verdun and the Madine Lake, the cathedral of Reims and the mountain of Reims, among other jewels. To make the most of this variety, rely on your local Lorraine-Vosges region tourist guide or the City Book Metz, Mulhouse, Nancy or Strasbourg.