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The majestic Grand Est region is perfect for fans of the countryside. Its plethora of natural beauty includes the Lorraine Regional Nature Park, the Ardennes Regional Nature Park and the Ballons des Vosges Nature Park, where visitors are treated to views of the Lorraine Valley, the Alsatian Valley and the Franche-Comté Valley.
Grand Est is a wine and champagne lovers’ paradise. Hop from one charming village to the next on the 170km Alsace Wine Route, and raise a glass at the renowned champagne cellars of Reims, Epernay and Châlons-en-Champagne.
The region Great East is also a region with a strong architectural and cultural heritage. Find the Haut-Kœnigsbourg’s castle, in Lorraine, on the top of the hills south of the Vosges since the Middle-Age. In Nancy you can see the last construction of the last duke of Lorainne, Stanislas with the Stanislas Plaza, the de la Carrière Plaza and the Alliance Plaza, they are in a neo-classic and rococo style. Visit the royal cathedral of Reims, where many King of France were crowned and the Palace du Tau. In this Region do not hesitate to visit many charming cities like Strasbourg, with its famous Gothic cathedral, Colmar, with its romantic Little Venice, the old town of Metz and its Gothic Cathedral, the impressive fortified town of Langres, the old city of Nancy with its medieval, Renaissance and Art Nouveau heritage, the beautiful medieval town of Troyes, the extraordinary fortified town of Riquewihr.
Sitting 757 metres above the Alsace plain, the Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg had all the necessary assets for a fortress. Its strategic position, quite easy to defend in former times, now provides visitors with an exceptional panoramic view over the Alsace plain, the Vosges Mountains, the Black Forest and even the Alps.