Suggested cruising options Saverne*
HIDDEN SECRETS GETAWAY: A voyage of discovery from Saverne to Réchicourt

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92 KM
from 649 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    Rohan Castle in Saverne
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    Rohan Castle in Saverne
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    Nautic base of Saverne
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    Haut Barr Castle in Saverne
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    Lützelbourg Valley
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    Boat elevator of Arzviller
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    Boat elevator of Arzviller
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    Boat elevator of Arzviller

Description of
the boating holiday

From the Arzviller boat lift to the highest lock in France

This is a boating trip that will delight true lovers of waterways cruising. Alongside the delightful countryside, sights and culinary delights, there’s the unique experience of using the magnificent Arzviller boat lift and the Réchicourt lock - the highest lock in France.

Departure base

Located at the foot of the Regional Natural Park of the Northern Vosges which is classified as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, the marina of Saverne is an excellent starting point for a boating holiday.  From here you can discover a region rich in gastronomy, culture, heritage and nature.

Places to see and things to do

Saverne: Rohan castle (museum), Haut-Barr castle, Saverne‘ s old town, Centre Nautique l’Océanide – waterpark

Lutzelbourg: Wurm crystal factory, castle, panoramic views of the valley, children’s playground

Arzviller: Boat lift, engine room, Houseboat museum, "Fusion Libre" crystal factory, alpine luge coaster ride

Niderviller: Tunnels (475m & 2306m), Pottery museum and factory shop, Marc Chagall stained glass at the Chapelle des Cordeliers, Sarrebourg (6km from Niderviller):

Réchicourt: Remarkable lock, 16m high

Now you’ve discovered the incredible Arzviller boat lift and countless more delights along the the Marne-Rhine canal ends, it’s time to head back to your starting base at Saverne where your boating break ends.

Canal boats available

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The pleasure of traveling at your own pace
This was our first river cruise and we were totally won over by it! What a pleasure to travel at your own pace and to stop wherever and whenever you want. Initially, we were apprehensive about controlling the boat but the advice of the Nicols teams at the start put us at ease in no time.

Roger, 61, Zurich