55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Angers, France
— 4 nights
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Moulins, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Chambery, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Train
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Drive to Folkestone, Train to Calais-Fréthun, Drive to Bruges
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Reims, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Palace of Versailles). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris attractions website.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. June in Paris sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Angers.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Angers, France

City of Flowers

Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Let the collections at Chateau de Chenonceau and Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Villandry and Maison des Vins d'Anjou et de Saumur. Change things up with these side-trips from Angers: Bioparc de Doue-la-Fontaine (in Doue-la-Fontaine) and Chateau Royal d'Amboise (in Amboise). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Chateau d'Angers ouvert, admire the masterpieces at Galerie David d'Angers, and look for gifts at La Maison des Artisans.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Angers day trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Angers by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Angers sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Moulins.

Things to do in Angers

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

3
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Moulins, France

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Maison Mantin and Chapelle de Romay. Let the collections at CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene and Musee de la Visitation capture your imagination. Explore Moulins' surroundings by going to La Boire des Carres (in Saint-Remy-en-Rollat), Vichy (Eglise Saint-Blaise & Les Sources de Vichy) and Paray Le Monial (Basilica of Paray-le-Monial & Musee du Hieron).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Moulins online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Angers to Moulins in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Moulins can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Moulins

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

5
nights
Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint-Paul de Vence and La Croisette. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Antibes (Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe) & Musee Picasso). There's lots more to do: stop by Vieille Ville, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, examine the collection at Musee Matisse, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Nice road trip planning website.

You can drive from Moulins to Nice in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Moulins in June, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chambery.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

2
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Chambery, France

Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, made the city his seat of power.Together with other Alpine towns Chambéry engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee de Grenoble, then get engrossed in the history at Musee Dauphinois, and then contemplate the long history of Abbaye d'Hautecombe. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ville Ancienne, examine the collection at Hotel de Cordon, and then ponder the design of La Fontaine des Eléphants.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chambery trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Chambery in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chambery, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Chambery

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Popular historic sites such as Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Schloss Neuschwanstein and Munich Residenz. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munich: St.Maria und Florian (in Schwangau), Maria-Hilf-Kirche (in Murnau) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, and don't miss a visit to Marienplatz.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munich tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Chambery to Munich by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Chambery in June, expect nights in Munich to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Popular historic sites such as The Dresden Zwinger and Charlottenburg Palace are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche, Bruehlsche Terrasse, &more). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, make a trip to East Side Gallery, steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin tour itinerary planning app.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): shop like a local with Red Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alter Elbtunnel, then admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, and finally explore the galleries of Miniatur Wunderland. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hamburg trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

6
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Dundee (D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum & Pirate Boats), Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Hamburg to Edinburgh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Hamburg in July, expect Edinburgh to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and National Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Old Sarum). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bruges.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Adornesdomein & Jeruzalemkerk will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and make a trip to The Markt.

Planning Bruges trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of car and train from London to Bruges in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

3
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Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Get some historical perspective at Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Graslei and Korenlei and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Heidebos (in Wachtebeke), St Michael's Bridge (in Ghent) and Damvallei (in Destelbergen). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, and identify plant and animal life at Molsbroek.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Antwerp trip maker.

You can drive from Bruges to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bruges in July, expect nights in Antwerp to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

2
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and finally admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, don't miss a visit to Atomium, then step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antwerp to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Reims.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

2
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Reims, France

City of Kings

Reims is home to Champagne--the most celebrated and celebratory wine in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Laon, take an in-depth tour of Caverne du Dragon, then contemplate the long history of Palais du Tau, and finally admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Surrender, take an in-depth tour of Memorial de Dormans 14-18, then make a trip to Eglise Notre-Dame, and finally examine the collection at Hotel Le Vergeur Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Reims trip planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Reims takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Brussels in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Reims, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Reims

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Maine et Loire travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Theme Parks
With 368 km (230 miles) of Atlantic Ocean coast, this is a region rich with picturesque ports, renowned seaside resorts, salt marshes, and a strong maritime tradition. As a vivacious region, it hosts two legendary races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans car races in June and the Vendée Globe sailing races in November. With five departments, the majority of the famous châteaux of the Loire Valley are located in the Centre region, and not in the Pays de la Loire, despite the name. However, you will be happy to find that the weather is mild, and conducive to biking, strolling, boating, and sightseeing around the region to discover its wealth of attractions, such as its vineyards and wineries from Saumur to Anjou.

Allier travel guide

3.7
Zoos · Specialty Museums · Churches

Savoie travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Outdoor Activities · Spas

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Antwerp Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
Constituting the Flemish-speaking northern section of Belgium, Antwerp province features a largely flat countryside intersected by a network of rivers and canals. The major tourist attraction of the province remains the city of Antwerp, a modern urban center boasting a well-preserved medieval heart filled with reminders of the country's 16th-century golden age. Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in Antwerp, providing his adopted hometown with an enviable artistic heritage. The industrial section of the province south of Antwerp, which remains relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, contains a string of quaint Flemish towns containing Gothic churches and elegant public squares.

Marne travel guide

4.2
Wineries & Vineyards · Architectural Buildings · Wine Tours & Tastings
Sipping champagne in Marne is not the only thing that this historic department in the Champagne-Ardenne region offers. You can visit the historical cathedral where the kings of France were traditionally crowned, go bird watching at one of the lakes or regional parks, or take a tour of a scenic wine route. If you love the outdoors, especially fishing and swimming, you'll love this department's abundant lakes and the river Marne. Of course, visiting champagne vineyards that produce the world-famous sparkling wine is a favorite activity on any vacation here.