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A summer in the Grand Est

Do you prefer the beach or the mountains? If you're a city or the countryside, the Grand Est is your destination of choice.


Lac de Madine

The ideal destination for your next holiday

In summer, there's plenty to do in the Grand Est region: hiking through lush countryside at the top of the Vosges peaks, meeting animals in the Argonne Park or observing them from Lac du Der and taking a refreshing dip in the lake, exploring the ruins of fortified castles or sipping a drink in one of the most beautiful squares in the world: the programme promises to be exciting.

With your family, your partner or your friends, take advantage of the scenery and the mild weather to cycle the Alsace wine route, the Voie Bleue or the cycle route along the Meuse. You'll be able to explore the region's heritage, enjoy a gourmet break and let the wind blow your hair.

Your summer activities


Staying in the Grand Est


Taking to the water in Eastern France

The region is dotted with lakes, rivers and ponds, providing the perfect setting for a whole host of family activities! Picnics by the lake, boat trips or electric boat rides, swimming and water sports of all kinds... enjoy the pleasures of the water!

And if the temperatures rise too high, we've got 10 things to do in the Grand Est region when it's too hot!

Paddle sur le lac de Gérardmer
Reportage au Markstein

The assault on our mountains

A breeze of freedom is blowing and you're craving fresh air. Climb the ridges of the Vosges to get a bird's eye view of the region. And why not try a sunrise?
You can discover the Grand Est region on a number of walking routes, with a surprising variety of landscapes. Still too hot? Head for the superb mountain lakes, where you can swim, paddle, pedal-boat or simply relax with the family, surrounded by majestic peaks.

The Vosges Massif is a gently sloping mountain, accessible to all and offering a host of pleasures, including gourmet delights. Don't miss out on a marcaire meal in a farmhouse inn to round off your adventures.
School holidays are the perfect excuse to brush up on your history and then set off to conquer the many châteaux that dot the landscape between forests and peaks.

Your mountain holidays


Festival Décibulles
Mondial Air Ballons

Big and small summer events

In summer, you can make the most of the long days with the original events on offer in the towns and cities, or soak up the folklore of the village festivals. Music or street arts festivals, gourmet or grandiose events punctuate the summer months. Rock and wine in Colmar, the world's largest gathering of hot-air balloons (GEMAB) between Nancy and Metz, or the World Festival of Puppet Theatres in Charleville-Mézières : there's something for everyone!

Discover our summer city trips!

Vidéomapping des 800 ans de la cathédrale Saint-Etienne
Festival Décibulles
Cathédrale de Strasbourg
Illuminations de la Cathédrale de Strasbourg

Nancy's dazzling Place Stanislas. Strasbourg' s picturesque Petite France . The mysterious Champagne cellars of Reims. The eclectic Centre Pompidou in Metz and so many other beautiful towns to discover in the Grand Est.

It's hard to sum them all up in a single word. In summer, you'll love strolling through their narrow streets or lingering on their terraces. They all compete with each other to entertain us with their heritage and their talents: sound and light shows, monumental image scenography and festive events will appeal to the whole family!

Let's set off on a city trip!

City discoveries


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