From Champagne to Burgundy – a week exploring off the beaten track in North East France

For my summer break this year I had the pleasure of joining a friend on a three-week driving tour from northeast to east-central France. Along the way, we uncovered many an under-the-radar gem as we strayed far off the beaten track in true GG style. I would like to share some of these discoveries with you folks in the hopes of reminding you about the breadth of beauty we have practically on our doorstep. France’s tourism has taken a knock in light of the barrage of attacks that it has suffered in the past few years. I am here to say don’t be put off, get over there and explore everything the country has to offer…because from food to art to history, it truly has it all!

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Our under-the-radar French adventure began at Basel Airport from where we hired a car and took the brief drive down

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