5-day travel itinerary for visiting the Lorraine region by car, starting from Paris:
- Depart from Paris early in the morning and drive to the city of Nancy, the capital of Lorraine.
- Spend the morning exploring the Place Stanislas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the many art nouveau buildings in the city.
- In the afternoon, visit the Musée de l’École de Nancy, which showcases the city’s art nouveau heritage.
- Check into a hotel in Nancy for the night.
- Spend the morning visiting the town of Toul, known for its well-preserved medieval walls and fortifications.
- In the afternoon, visit the town of Verdun, site of one of the most famous battles of World War I, and explore the many historic sites and memorials.
- Check into a hotel in Verdun for the night.
- Spend the morning visiting the American Cemetery and Memorial, which honors the American soldiers who fought in the Battle of Verdun.
- In the afternoon, visit the historic town of Metz, known for its Gothic cathedral and well-preserved medieval architecture.
- Check into a hotel in Metz for the night.
- Spend the morning exploring the Pompidou-Metz, a modern art museum designed by Shigeru Ban.
- In the afternoon, visit the town of Nancy again and take a cooking class to learn how to make the famous Quiche Lorraine.
- Stay in the same hotel in Metz for the night.
- Spend the morning visiting the Château de Lunéville, also known as the “Versailles of Lorraine,” and explore its well-manicured gardens.
- Drive back to Paris in the afternoon.