The Ardennes boasts numerous attractions, among which the pretty Ducale square with its arches in Charleville-Mézières, the vast fortified castle of Sedan, the forests of the Ardenne massif and the Ardennes Thiérache, rich in fortified churches.
As one of the Champagne-producing départements, the Aube offers visitors plenty to see and do: the vineyards of the Côte des Bar; the Orient forest and its lakes great for water sports activities and rambling; charming timber-framed churches; Troyes, a medieval city with ten listed churches...
The Bas-Rhin is home to Strasbourg, European city famous for its picturesque old town and its Gothic cathedral, but also the mount Sainte-Odile and its convent, the majestic Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, as well as many pretty villages that are very well-preserved.
Alternating between plateaux, hills and forests, the Haute-Marne combines nature, health benefits and places of interest to discover with its Der-Chantecoq lake for water-based recreation, its spa town of Bourbonne-les-Bains with recognised for its beneficial treatments, and its City of Art and History of Langres.
With a large variety of landscapes, the Haut-Rhin offers a wonderful combination of nature, culture, and traditions, with the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park, the famous Mulhouse and Colmar museums, and delightful colourful villages along the Wine Trail.
Famous all over the world for its prestigious champagnes, the Marne offers the possibility of discovering remarkable sites, such as the cellars in Reims and Épernay where the most famous champagnes are made, and the city of Reims and its sumptuous Gothic Notre-Dame Cathedral.
The Meurthe-et-Moselle offers visitors art and tradition with the artistic movement of the Nancy School and the famous Baccarat crystal glassworks but also by the historic and architectural heritage of the city of Nancy and the Saint-Nicolas-de-Port basilica.
The Meuse is marked by an intense past, especially in Verdun which is home to the World Centre for Peace today. The département's countryside is also home to the Lorraine Regional Nature Park and the Madine lake.
The Moselle is home to the city of Metz, capital of Lorraine and known for its magnificent Gothic Saint-Etienne cathedral, but also to the military works of the Maginot Line and the spa town of Amnéville.
Forest areas with their many waymarked footpaths, mountain lakes, but also renowned spa towns, such as Vittel, Contrexéville and Plombières-les-Bains, are not to be missed in the Vosges.