Outstanding natural areas

Land of Ponds :

Within the territory, the West is occupied by the Land of Ponds. It comprises 400 of them, making it the largest concentration of large ponds in France.

From North to South, the ponds of Mittersheim and Le Stock follow one another along the Saar canal. The latter is the largest navigable pond in Lorraine.

Then there is the pond of Gondrexange, at the junction of the Saar canal and the canal from the Marne to the Rhine and finally, along the canal from the Marne to the Rhine, the pond of Réchicourt. To the west, away from the canals, the pond of Lindre stretches out over the territory of both the Sarrebourg region and the neighbouring Saulnois region. Other ponds, of more modest size, are scattered throughout the landscape.

In the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Lorraine, it is the ideal place to relax by the water's edge.

 

St. Leon's cave in Walscheid

The Saint-Léon cave, formed by erosion, is the deepest natural cavity in the Vosges.

A majestic oak, several hundred years old, seems to watch over its entrance. From this spot, the walker enjoys a splendid panorama of Walscheid and its surroundings.

The Saint-Léon cave is also the scene of an extraordinary living crib organised on the 3rd Sunday of Advent by the Walscheid tourist office.

Depth: 32m - Width 24m - Height 8m.

 

Forests

Sarrebourg Moselle South is characterized by its forest landscapes. The forests of Abreschviller, Walscheid and Saint-Quirin form a massif of 11,500 hectares in one piece, at an altitude of 300 to 1000 metres. Several valleys: Sarre Blanche, Sarre Rouge, Zorn Jaune, Ruisseau d'Abreschviller and their tributaries descend from the massif. This forest is made up of 75% coniferous and 25% deciduous trees (beech and oak) and produces about 75,000 m3 of wood per year. They offer a magnificent playground for hikers.

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