River and Canal Cruising departing from Languimberg

Languimberg is a small village in north-eastern France with only 192 inhabitants. It is located in the heart of the Moselle area, in Lorraine. This French department is the most densely populated of the Lorraine region. It owes its name to the Moselle River, a tributary of the Rhine, which runs through the western part of the region and Metz.

Languimberg village is conveniently located close to Sarrebourg and Sainte-Croix Animal Park. A stop in the village restaurant, which has a Michelin star, and which combines gastronomy and conviviality: you will be able to enjoy dishes combining local trends and colours, in accordance with the seasons.

Cruising along the Houillères canal in the Sarre region, you will discover majestic landscapes: beautiful forests, rural landscapes, large lakes offering various water sports.

Without a doubt, this is the ideal starting point to discover the colourful Lorraine region !

Informations

TO BE SEEN : Castle of Fénétrange, stained glass windows and the Chagal tapestry at the Chapel des Cordeliers in Sarrebourg, Sarreguemines : its earthenware museums, its garden and its archaeological park, the small town of Sarralbe.

SPECIALITIES : Plum specialities: jam, brandy, liqueur or pie; the noble crayfish, Lorraine hotpot, the famous quiche lorraine, the ‘quenelle lorraine’ the ‘Munster géromé’ or ‘chardons Lorrains’

FACT : the canal des houillères de la Sarre is bordered by a bike path from Houillon to beyond Sarreguemines. This cycle path is part of the Eurovélo 5 (this bikeway will ultimately link London, England to Brindisi-Italy).

Our favourite : the animal park in St. Croix

Navigation on the Canal des Houillères à la Sarre

This canal forms a waterway 105 km long, including 64 km artificial canal with 27 locks. From Sarreguemines, this canal runs through the beautiful valley of the Saar and runs along the Alsace Bossue and the regional park of Lorraine. It is also known to be one of the greenest in France. The channel also passes through the reservoir lakes of Lorraine Gondrexange, Mittersheim and Stock. From Saarbrücken to Gondrexange, there is a towpath converted into a cycle path.

Navigation on the Canal Marne au Rhin

Sailing west along the canal Marne au Rhin, you will find yourself in a land with an unique character as you come across the historic town of Saverne . The inclined plane, Arzviller (ship lift), is the only one of its type in Europe and it replaces 17 locks in total! With its classic form (including the West Tunnel, and the Réchicourt Lock), this canal offers a total escape from the busyness of the city. Reputed to be a weaving canal, you will be enchanted by the magnificent landscapes you find as you cross the Vosges.

Photos

Videos

Madame Oreille

Canal de la Marne au Rhin, coloured version from Madame Oreille on Vimeo.

Madame Oreille

On the canals (weekend in Alsace) from Madame Oreille on Vimeo.

Aventure en voyage

Weekend in April spent between Hochfelden and Saverne, with a Canalous license free boat.

Canalous alsace

A few images of Alsace onboard a tarpon, how serene! With the passage of the famous reclined bridge of Arziller.

Tourist attractions

Carte alsace

Routes

Location bateau alsace

Location bateau alsace

Suggestions for cruises from Languimberg

Week-end
Port du Houillon – Arzviller – Port du Houillon : 59 km, 2 locks, 10 hours
Port du Houillon – Lagarde – Port du Houillon : 42km, 14 locks, 10 hours
Port du Houillon – Mittersheim – Port du Houillon : 36km, 26 locks, 11 hours

Week-end one way
Port du Houillon – Waltenheim sur Zorn : 66 km, 26 locks, 16 hours

Mini week
Port du Houillon – Saverne – Port du Houillon : 86 km, 28 locks, 20 hours
Port du Houillon – Dombasle sur Meurthe et Moselle – Port du Houillon : 104km, 34 locks, 22 hours
Port du Houillon – St Philin – Port du Houillon : 120km, 34 locks, 22 hours

One week
Port du Houillon – Sarreguemines Lagarde – Port du Houillon : 166 km, 68 locks, 39 hours
Port du Houillon – Pompey – Port du Houillon : 153km, 46 locks, 32 hours
Port du Houillon – Hochfelden – Port du Houillon : 120km, 48 locks, 29 hours

Two weeks
Port du Houillon – Lagarde – Nancy – Toul – Neuves Maisons – Arzviller – Port du Houillon : 254 km, 74 locks, 52 hours
Port du Houillon – Sarreguemines – Lagarde – Nancy – Port du Houillon : 256km, 96 locks, 56 hours
Port du Houillon – Boofzheim – Port du Houillon : 228km, 88 locks, 53 hours

Boats departing from this base

Tarpon 42 TP
Tarpon 49 QP
Tarpon 37 DP
Tarpon 42
Tarpon 37
Tarpon 32
Riviera 1130
Nicols 900
Espade Concept Fly
Espade 850 Fly
Triton 860 Fly
Penichette 935 W
LaPeniche F
LaPeniche S

Other bases in the region

Boat rental Alsace