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Soaring above the cobbled streets of Reims, the magnificent Cathédral Notre Dame was where some two dozen French kings began their reign. The Gothic spires of this Unesco World Heritage site are often the first introduction to this ancient city, though there’s much more to Reims than just medieval pomp. You’ll also find Roman ruins, impressive museums, art-deco architecture, and some renowned restaurants and luxury hotels (including one set in a castle) that make it well worthwhile to spend a few nights.  

Reims is the gateway to the Champagne, a region justly famed for its prestigious vineyards. You can take in a mix of cultural and viticultural treasures on an excursion that combines city strolls with tasting excursions to notable producers like Veuve Clicquot, Mumm and Bollinger. Fringed by forests and lowland fields, the vine-covered hillsides of Champagne make for a scenic backdrop on a day tour. One of the best ways to see it all is to book a hot-air balloon flight.
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Taittinger Champagne house vineyards in autumn
Map of Highlights of Eastern France: Reims, Strasbourg, & Colmar - 7 Days
Highlights of Eastern France: Reims, Strasbourg, & Colmar - 7 Days

Explore the highlights of Eastern France on this week-long itinerary. With Champagne tastings, wine routes, and historical villages galore, you'll get to experience the best of the region's offerings. Start in Reims to visit the famed Taittinger Champagne House, the head to the Alsace region to see the towns of Hunawihr and Riquewihr.

Old Town Square in Annecy
Map of Highlights of Eastern France: Paris, Reims, Strasbourg, Colmar, Annecy, & More  - 12 Days
Highlights of Eastern France: Paris, Reims, Strasbourg, Colmar, Annecy, & More - 12 Days

Keep Moët & Chandon in a pretty cabinet and eat cake just like Marie Antoinette on this 12-day itinerary fit for a queen. You'll sample the Parisian pastries of Le Marais, artworks in the glass of the Louvre, and elaborate architectural facades of Strasbourg, Colmar, and Alsace. Sip wine with cheese pairings in Annecy before ending the trip on the beaches in Nice. 

Hospices de Beaune
Map of Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 16 Days
Eastern France Roadtrip: Paris, Dijon, Beaune, Annecy, Nice, & More - 16 Days

Sixteen days is enough time to explore the best of Eastern France on this comprehensive road trip — including the highlights of Paris, Beaune, Cannes, and more. Learn to cook a traditional French meal, explore countryside Chateaux, see the home of Louis Pasteur, -go wine tasting in the Beaujolais Region, and more.