5-day car trip from Strasbourg?

Jun 7th, 2007, 07:12 AM
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5-day car trip from Strasbourg?

Kind'a long...

We'll arrive in Strasbourg on the 28th of July, and we'll rent a car on the 29th for a 5-day trip (return the car on July 4th).

Methinks that even if the following looks like a stretch, it is nevertheless quite doable. I'd appreciate your opinions/suggestions on the feasibility of the itinierary, as well as suggestions regarding the "northern track", meaning Saarbrucken and Luxembourg.
Day 1 (half): pick up the car and drive north into Germany and visit and lodge in or around around Saarbrucken.
Day 2: drive to Luxembourg - visit most of the day - drive to Metz and lodge there.
Day 3: Visit Metz for the first part of the day and in the afternoon head towards Nancy. Lodge in Nancy.
Day 4: Un-hurried drive from Nancy to just close to Colmar, via Saint Die des Vosges. Relax on the way, stop in villages and smaller towns. Lodge somewhere west of Colmar.
Day 5 - Drive to Colmar and visit through the good part of the day. Drive to Andlau and lodge.
Day 6 - drive to Strasboug and drop off the car.
Have a 3 day detente in Strasbourg before heading back to Paris.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 08:28 AM
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Hi R,

In Nancy, we stayed at www.hoteldeguise.com

It's a pleasant Logis de France property with off street parking, not far from Pl. Stanislas.

If you like Art Nouveau, The Ecole de Nancy is worth a visit.

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Jun 7th, 2007, 09:04 AM
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Thanks. ira.

I'll keep it in mind, although I'm not yet discarding yet the idea of lodginf SE of Nancy.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 09:13 AM
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I haven't been to the German part of your itinerary, only Strasbourg and Nancy, but why are you even going to Nancy if you just plan to lodge there and then leave the next morning? What's the point of even being there, it's not a small village, it's a city and has some interesting things to see. If you don't intend to spend any time there, I just don't see why you are going.
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Jun 7th, 2007, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for the comment.
Part of the reason I'm getting through Nancy is that it's on the way to Colmar (while avoiding Strassbourg). I was thinking of spending the evening and early morning strolling through Nancy, visiting cathedrals and churches, Place Stanislas. We're probably not going to make it into the Musee des Beaux-Arts or Musee de l'Ecole de Nancy.

I came to favor Metz over Nancy after reading some travel book; I agree that such decisions based on a single source may be unfair, and that's the reason for my initial post.

Thank you again. Rope.
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