How do I find a campground in the Great East region?
A land of traditions, know-how and gastronomy located in the heart of Europe, the Great East is a region full of attractions that will undoubtedly be appreciated by lovers of discovery and authenticity. In order for you to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper. If you want to spend your stay directly with the locals of the area who can share their knowledge of the region with you, don't hesitate to book your stay in advance!
What to visit in the Great East region?
If the region is particularly famous for its champagnes, Alsatian white wines, flammekueches, sauerkraut, baeckeoffes, mirabelles and magical Christmas markets, it is also famous for its cities of Art and History with their many treasures, its charming flower-filled half-timbered villages, its medieval castles, its Gothic cathedrals, its fortified or half-timbered churches, its famous museums, or its renowned crystal and faience factories.
While visiting the regions formerly officially known Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine, one will of course not miss to visit some of the most important sites such as Strasbourg, with its famous Gothic cathedral and its picturesque "Petite France", Colmar, with its romantic Little Venice and its famous Unterlinden Museum, Metz, with its Cour d'Or museum and its many green spaces, but also the moving places of memory around Verdun, the impressive fortified city of Langres, the old Nancy with its medieval, Renaissance and Art Nouveau heritage, the very beautiful medieval city of Troyes with its ten listed churches, the sumptuous Ducal Square of Charleville-Mézières, the immense fortified castle of Sedan, the famous Mont Sainte-Odile, the magnificent fortified city of Riquewihr, the great museums of Mulhouse, or the prestigious champagne cellars of Reims, Épernay and Châlons-en-Champagne.
Also regarded as a nice green holiday destination, the Great East can also boast a remarkable natural environment. Rich in marked trails, the regional nature parks of the Ardennes, the Ballons des Vosges, the Montagne de Reims, the Lorraine and the Vosges du Nord are perfect for all those wishing to enjoy a hike or a botanical outing. Lake Der-Chantecoq, Lake Madine and the four lakes of the Langres region will delight lovers of idleness and water sports. Spa and wellness enthusiasts can recharge their batteries in one of the eight welcoming spas in the region. Whether it is Amnéville-les-Thermes, Bains-les-Bains, Bourbonne-les-Bains, Contrexéville, Morsbronn-les-Bains, Niederbronn-les-Bains, Plombières-les-Bains or Vittel, you will have the choice to enjoy not only the benefits of the thermal waters, but also the many leisure activities offered on site!
When to go to the Great East region?
The January/February/March period is ideal for skiing, snowshoeing or dog sledding. The resorts of the Vosges are small family resorts but there is already something to do, especially since the landscapes are superb! As a bonus, the prices are much more affordable than in the Alps. From April to June: spring in the Great East is magnificent. Nature is reborn, villages are blooming, vines are turning green again and it is not too hot. An ideal time to visit the region! July and August represent the high tourist period. So there are more people, but it's worth it. The weather is generally fine and hot, the vines are loaded with beautiful bunches of grapes, all of the Great East region is in bloom. And if it's too hot, there's nothing like a little trip to the Vosges to cool off.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!