Going Places!


by Bert Schwarz

Grand Est is the newly chosen name of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region or ACAL.


Story, Camera, Edit : Bert Schwarz

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Stories from Grand-Est
is the third largest city in Alsace region.
The city is located in the northeast of France, between Champagne and Alsace.
is situated close to the French-German border in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est of northeastern France.

The Grand Est replaces the three former administrative regions of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine. It consists of the eastern departments of the Ardennes, Aube, Bas-Rhine, Haut-Rhine, Haute Marne, Marne, Meurthe and Moselle, Meuse, Moselle and the Vosges.

The region is particularly known for the production of champagne and the industry is also an important local employer. Chalk soil and a semi-continental climate create ideal conditions for champagne vineyards.

The cuisine in the Grand Est is strongly influenced by the border to Germany, there is a lot of pork and sausage on the menu, as well as Flammkuchen and Black Forest cake.

What else?

How You travel is a matter of taste. Very individual. Not really negotiable. And then it's the same every year: «Where we go?»

I won't go into the infinite possibilities here, you know them well enough yourself - at the latest when the offspring screams from behind from the corner (following an old commercial): «I want cows! »

To make a long story short: culture, movement, nature, ... Not to forget culinary delights become - already important, but nevertheless - accessories. The essential aspect is to get to know the country and its people. The easiest way to do this is with a caravan, because here I take care of myself, experience my own adventure unfiltered, directly and self-experienced.

At the end of a journey I can rightly say: «I know this area.» , and the people there.

I have also found in this region that which cannot be captured and framed either on screen or in photo and film files and can say: this part of France and its people I know.