Planning a trip for April. Will be in Brussels and leave early AM to leave south to Luxembourg and then will have 2 more full days, and the 4th day start our trek back to Amsterdam. So, basically Friday AM can leave Brussels (rent a car to return in AMS, not expensive, and we do not mind driving around) and drive south, and would like to cross Luxembourg and visit/spend that night in Luxembourg city. Then, will have the whole weekend and Monday start the drive back to Schipol, AMS, and then Tuesday AM fly back. We are a couple with 2 children 3 and 5. We are not looking for "children activities"; they enjoy being with us. For that area we are not interested in museums or wine/champagne tourism, but visit churches, walk around large and small towns and get a quick feel for it, and enjoy the food :). The more we can see the better (I know we could spend weeks and not see it all, etc, but the idea is to see a bit of the area). So, in short, questions are:
-would you advise Champagne or Lorraine?
-it is crazy to try and see both areas in a weekend I guess (On Friday will be for Luxembourg and Monday drive back going through Germany I guess), however:
-an option is drive south from Belgium into Champagne area and return via Luxembourg from the Lorraine area
-one caveat is that after we might do a motorhome trip in Germany including black forest, so Alsace would be covered there, perhaps making it more realistic to see a bit of Lorraine and Champagne in this limited amount of time?
Thanks all for your great input!! Any preliminary advise/ideas? Which are the MUST see towns?