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Eastern France

Visit Eastern France

Introduction

Eastern France is a hotchpotch of cultures. The region fuses French traditions with the tastes and styles and sounds of central Europe - particularly strong are the region's distinct German influences. At the centre of Western Europe, where the great River Rhine divides the continent, Eastern France has been at the strategic centre of empires and warring nations for centuries and has the deep scars and the many historical landmarks to prove it.

Alsace and Lorraine, in the north-east of France, posses the most obvious German trademarks - in Strasbourg, the Alsatian capital, you can start dinner with local sauerkraut and Germanic beer and end on the delicate French pastries for which the region is famous.

The further from the German and Swiss borders you go, the more French the towns and cities become. Franche-Comte acts as a bridge between the Alps and the winegrowing plains of Burgundy, whilst the forests of the Ardennes in the north shelter the Champagne region and that region's famous bottles of bubbly. Visiting the champagne houses in and around Reims is a particular travel highlight in that part of France.

An interesting and beautiful area for its distinct identity and stunning countryside, Eastern France is well worth exploring.

Top itineraries in Eastern France

From Provence to Paris

14-day Tailor-made self-drive from £2,135 pp incl. flights

Travel through the heart of rural France on this two-week tailor-made self-drive that takes you from Provence to Paris.

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Where to go in Eastern France

Burgundy

Burgundy is one of modern France's most prosperous regions, with a rural heartland dominated by vines and vineyards, and dotted with quaint local villages, small medieval towns, proud châteaux and sleepy canals. Like Champagne to the north, Burgundy is perhaps best know for the world-class wine it …

Franche-Comte

Franche-Comte sits between the rural wine lands of Burgundy to the west and the rising peaks of the Alps to the east. Its sweeping farmland and dramatic alpine passes make it popular with outdoors enthusiasts, with opportunities for trekking and mountain biking along routes that stretch their way a…

Champagne-Ardenne

Champagne-Ardenne bubbles like the famous fizz that the region exclusively produces. An area of intense agriculture, it's one of France's most fragrant regions, jumping from the evocative cultural and culinary heritage of Champagne to the Ardennes, a region of deep woods, rolling hills and stunning…

Lorraine

Lorraine is a pretty region swept with agricultural land and quiet farming towns, which borders Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the thin strip of Alsace to the east of the Vosgos Mountains. The architecture in Lorraine's towns and cities is some of the most distinctive in Eastern France.

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When to go to Eastern France

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