A 10-day boating holiday itinerary has many advantages. To begin with, your start day or return to base day will instead fall outside of the peak weekend days. This means that not only may you notice less traffic on the roads when travelling to the Nicols base but that our teams will have much more time to dedicate to going through everything about your boat and navigation on the waterways. Also by stretching to 10-days canal boat hire, you can choose one of our standard "one week" routes and take your time to increase either the number of stop-off points or the time you spend at each, or you might decide to explore further afield with a longer route such as the one suggested below.
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.
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
Einville au Jard: Luneville castle (7.5km)
St Nicolas de port: Basilica of Saint Nicholas, a stork enclosure, Museum of film and photography, French museum of brasserie (brewing)
Nancy: Place Stanislas, Palace of the “Dukes”, Museum of Lorraine, Park of “the tree nursery” (mini golf), Museum of modern and contemporary arts