Paris, the national capital, is situated 170 miles (274 kilometers) west of Moselle, while Strasbourg lies 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the northeast.
When it comes to getting the best bang for your buck from your precious vacation time, it's worth remembering that Moselle is just just the start; Alsace-Lorraine has been blessed with a treasure-trove of scenic delights. If you're on the lookout for more places to explore, check out the Church of Bourbonne and Montmorency Park in and around Bourbonne-les-Bains, which is roughly 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the east of Moselle.
Around 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the south of Moselle is Besancon, a regional center where you can explore Besancon Cathedral, University of Franche-Comte and Place du 8 Septembre. Besancon Citadel, Palais Granvelle and Musee des Beaux-Arts are some of the other attractions here that should be included on everyone's schedule.
Alsace-Lorraine is graced with a deep religious life; so be sure to check out the area's most important churches. For a budget outdoors activity that the whole family will enjoy, be sure to check out the region's fascinating open-air museums and open-air markets.
Joining in with one of the city walking tours and winery tours can be a good way to get an understanding of Alsace-Lorraine.
As your time here draws to an end, spend what's left of your euros on last-minute keepsakes and say Au revoir / À bientôt to the local characters you have met and the places you've enjoyed.