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DISCOVER THE ARZVILLER BOAT LIFT: Cruise on the inclined plane

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124 KM
from 2059 EUROS**
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** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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    View of Harskirchen, the harbor and the camping site designated Natura 2000
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    Nautic activities on the pool in Mittersheim
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    Towpath in Harskirchen
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    The animal park of the Domaine Ste Croix
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    The animal park of the Domaine Ste Croix
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    The animal park of the Domaine Ste Croix
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    Famous Chagall stained glass in Sarrebourg
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    Boat elevator of Arzviller
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    Lützelbourg Valley
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    The Milieu Harbor in Lützelbourg
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Description of
the boating holiday

Ponds of Lorraine at the Arzviller boat lift

This week-long boat holiday takes you on a discovery of some of the cruising waterways in Alsace and Lorraine.  You’ll enjoy the many lakes scattered along the Saar Canal and the remarkable Arzviller boat lift - an incredible feat of engineering which you can use to transport your rental boat up or down the inclined plane!

Departure base

Located on a loop of waterways which link Luxembourg, Germany and France, the port of Harskirchen offers many opportunities for boating holidays with walks in the heart of nature, swimming and gastronomic discoveries.

Places to see and things to do

Harskirchen: Leisure centre, tennis courts, Water mill of Willer (18th century

Mittersheim:  Lake, water activities, beach, bathing

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

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

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

Canal boats available

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We were very impressed by the canals, dug out 150 years ago. It's a real technical performance! We also discovered the boat lift on the inclined plane of Saint-Louis-Arzviller. I did a lot of photos, it was a real experience!

Walter, couple, Switzerland