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Alsace-Lorraine

Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Canal de la Sarre, Moselle, Canal des Vosges

Our base at Lutzelbourg provides an Alsatian welcome, with its castle and its famous crystal workshops. Whichever way you cruise with your self drive boat, half-timbered houses, onion domed church-towers, intricate wrought iron work and a hundred small details give the villages in this region a festival air.

Wherever you stop during your boating holiday, you’ll find the food equally special: sauerkraut and sausage as well as mouth-watering plum and greengage tarts.

Cruising the Canal de la Sarre, you’ll pass through delightful woodland and welcoming small towns which will tempt you to stop for a delicious local restaurant lunch. At Sarreguemines you’ll be charmed by the hand-decorated pottery and on your way back, you’ll use the famous boat lift of Arzviller which replaces 17 locks.

Following the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, you’ll discover from your barge the town of Saverne and its ducal palace. Further east, you will cruise across the Alsatian plain into the heart of Strasbourg.

Don’t miss the city of Toul, a town fortified by Vauban, and enjoy fine views over the loops of the river Moselle! You are entering Lorraine. Its countryside is just as wonderful as its cities, and in Nancy, the Stanislas square, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is one of the highlights of the city.

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Our Alsace-Lorraine circuits

1 week

Lutzelbourg > Lutzelbourg

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Heritage and History Cultural and Urban Stopover

The main cities of Alsace

  • Lutzelbourg
  • Saverne
  • Strasbourg
  • Lutzelbourg
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h45 / day
Route
115km out and back
Locks
60

1 week

Lutzelbourg > Lutzelbourg

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Grandeur of nature

The extraordinary crossing of the Vosges

  • Lutzelbourg
  • Arzviller
  • Mittersheim
  • Sarralbe
  • Lutzelbourg
Duration
1 week
Sailing
4h45 / day
Route
142km out and back
Locks
48

1 week

Lutzelbourg > Lutzelbourg

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Heritage and History Cultural and Urban Stopover

Technical masterpieces and Art Nouveau

  • Lutzelbourg
  • Arzviller
  • Dombasle
  • Nancy
  • Lutzelbourg
Duration
1 week
Sailing
5h30 / day
Route
188km out and back
Locks
52

10/11 days

Lutzelbourg > Lutzelbourg

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Grandeur of nature

Flamboyant Gothic and green forests

  • Lutzelbourg
  • Arzviller
  • Sarreguemines
  • Sarrebrücken
  • Lutzelbourg
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
4h15 / day
Route
234km out and back
Locks
72

10/11 days

Lutzelbourg > Lutzelbourg

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Heritage and History Cultural and Urban Stopover

The loop of Nancy and the Moselle

  • Lutzelbourg
  • Arzviller
  • Nancy
  • Liverdun
  • Toul
  • Dombasle
  • Lutzelbourg
Duration
10/11 days
Sailing
5h / day
Route
255km out and back
Locks
64
Lifting bridges
3
Tunnels
4
Boat lift
1
Lock staircases
1

2 weeks

Lutzelbourg > Lutzelbourg

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Heritage and History Cultural and Urban Stopover

The Master Glass makers’ country

  • Lutzelbourg
  • Arzviller
  • Sarreguemines
  • Nancy
  • Toul
  • Lutzelbourg
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
5h / day
Route
382km out and back
Locks
136

2 weeks

Lutzelbourg > Lutzelbourg

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Heritage and History Cultural and Urban Stopover

Passing through Lorraine

  • Lutzelbourg
  • Arzviller
  • Dombasle
  • Nancy
  • Metz
  • Lutzelbourg
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
4h30 / day
Route
303km out and back
Locks
64

2 weeks

Lutzelbourg > Lutzelbourg

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Gastronomy and Oenology

Hard iron and good food

  • Lutzelbourg
  • Arzviller
  • Sarreguemines
  • Saarbrücken
  • Lutzelbourg
Duration
2 weeks
Sailing
3h30 / day
Route
234km out and back
Locks
72

3 weeks

Lutzelbourg > Lutzelbourg

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Heritage and History Cultural and Urban Stopover

Trinational beauty

  • Lutzelbourg
  • Arzviller
  • Sarreguemines
  • Saarbrücken
  • Luxembourg
  • Metz
  • Nancy
  • Lutzelbourg
Duration
3 weeks
Sailing
3h45 / day
Route
454km circle
Locks
78
Tunnels
4
Boat lift
2