Nature break ideas

A family nature holiday in Sarrebourg Moselle Sud

Do you want to spend a full of nature vacation with your family ?

Sarrebourg Moselle Sud is the nature destination par excellence. Treat yourself to a break in the middle of nature to recharge your batteries and share unforgettable moments with your children! Let our suggestion for a family stay be your guide.

To have a good time and to be with your family, we offer you a selection of gites near the places of visit of your stay in Sarrebourg Moselle Sud.

Day 1 - Immerse yourself in unspoilt nature !

Contemplate the animal kingdom !

Sarrebourg Moselle Sud offers a concentrate of invigorating nature to get back in touch with the wild life.

To have a good start in your full of nature vacation, let yourself be tempted by an unmissable experience at the Sainte-Croix Animal Park. Located in Rhodes, in a preserved natural setting, this park is a reference in France and in Europe for the presentation of European fauna and endangered species.

During your visit, you will see white, grey and black wolves but also bears and lemurs in semi-liberty. The Animal Park of Sainte Croix also offers exceptional views of the deer plain. You will be able to take part in animations such as the meals of the animals or the safari-train. The safari train will give you the opportunity to discover some species only visible by this way like wild Przewalski's horses but also bisons.

There's also Le Monde de Néo (Neo's World), one of the park's big new attractions, a 6,000m2 area where young and old alike can learn all about living things, all while having fun! In this new area you'll find Neo, a young explorer from Moselle, whose mission is to explain to children what's at stake when it comes to biodiversity !

For your visit, we advise you to bring a good pair of shoes, a headgear in case of sunshine and something to take good pictures! Several hours of visit are necessary to not miss anything, we advise you to arrive in the morning.

To eat, the park has several food and picnic areas.

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Day 2 - Take a deep breath of fresh air

Move, walk, breathe!

Sarrebourg Moselle Sud is the ideal place to take a good dose of oxygen, breathe fresh air and move your body at your own pace. There is nothing better than a good little hike to get active as a family.

The circuit of “la belle roche” in Saint-Quirin is an ideal path, the course does not exceed 4 kilometers and lasts approximately 1 hour. When you reach the highest point, you will discover a magnificent view of the valley of Saint-Quirin, a village classified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. On the way you will also find a curious cave where you can have a picnic with your family. Take advantage of this moment to recharge your batteries and admire the wide open spaces that surround you.

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There are plenty of hiking trails in the Vosges mountains, and you can find out all about them on the app or on the hiking page of our website.

Walking, it digs! Treat yourself to a well-deserved feast at the Hostellerie du Prieuré restaurant located in the center of the village of Saint-Quirin. Chef Didier Soulier will be delighted to delight your taste buds with his 100% local seasonal cuisine.

Day 3 - Fill up on sensations

Experience your most beautiful emotions !

For your third day in the area, head for Center Parcs - Les Trois Forêts in Hattigny, a nature breath surrounded by a majestic 450-hectare forest, offering special moments to be experienced with the family !

Discover a rejuvenating experience in the middle of the fir trees, Center Parcs- Domaine Les Trois Forêts offers you all the pleasures of water in a gigantic aquatic space of 5000 m2, enough to delight your children. Older children can enjoy a wellness break in the Deep Nature Spa and its sensory trails. 

Full of activities are available and will satisfy all desires! Center Parcs - Domaine Les Trois Forêts has a sensational indoor leisure complex (Escape Game, Virtual Reality, climbing ...). As for the outdoor activities, they will revive the adventurer's soul that lies dormant in each of you (Accrobranche, Tyrolean traverse).

Fill up on nature's emotions! Admire the omnipresent nature by strolling in the "green heart" of the Park, a small pedestrian and playful path will make you discover the richness of the biodiversity which animates it. Stop at the educational farm to discover all the animals that make the joy of the farmers, and discover the educational greenhouse through playful workshops around the culture of vegetables and aromatic plants.

Take the time to eat. A large choice of restaurants and picnic areas are available in the Park.


Book a day at Center Parcs

Advance booking required

Day 4 - Take a ride through the forest on rails

Travel back in time!

Climb aboard the Abreschviller Forest Train, a old train, located in the heart of the Vosges Massif forest. A unique experience in Moselle, to be enjoyed by the whole family. Formerly used to bring back logs from the forest, it has now become a tourist attraction offering immersive animations and shows all year long.

Consult the 2024 programme, your stay may coincide with the days when the animated trains run, so your children will be thrilled! The animated trains will bring you to far-off lands where cowboys and Indians will be on hand to amaze you with their breathtaking shows !

After your stopover in Abreschviller, head to l'Atelier Food in Saint-Quirin for a tasty meal, where Agnès and Jennifer will be serving up gourmet, homemade dishes based on fresh produce and inspiration from around the world !

And there's nothing better than a stroll through the village of Saint-Quirin, one of the most beautiful villages in France !

crédit : train abreschviller
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Day 5 - Let yourself be carried away by the rhythm of the water

The gushing water!

In Sarrebourg Moselle Sud, water spreads out as far as the eye can see. Irrigated by ponds and canals, the area offers all the pleasures of water to recharge your batteries in a natural way.

Head for Mittersheim for an invigorating day ! Start the day with a short bike ride from the port of Mittersheim, where you can discover the trail "Biodiversity along the water", an open-air photo trail of 15km presenting the impressive nature that surrounds us, fauna and flora united through a mosaic of landscapes.

You will take the secure towpath which has been converted into a cycle path. Pedal to the last photo panel, it's worth a look! Then turn around and go back to the Lac Vert leisure center.

You don't have a bike? You can rent one at the Lac Vert leisure center.

Enjoy the rest of your day at the water's edge. The leisure center of Mittersheim offers a multitude of activities to relax: pedal boat, archery, paddle, kayak, inflatable structure. Ideal to spend a good time in family! You can also take advantage of the restaurant or the snack bar on site to eat.

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Crédit : L'himpala Photographie

Sarrebourg Moselle Sud has plenty of good places to sample the local gastronomy and tantalise your taste buds! Here's a suggestion of restaurants for a final culinary experience in the area.

Day 6 - Go from dazzle to dazzle

Stroll, discover, admire!

Take the time to visit Sarrebourg, the town centre, on your last day in the region. Don't miss a visit to the Chagall Trail, comprising the Chapelle des Cordeliers and the Musée du Pays de Sarrebourg.

At the Chapelle des Cordeliers, let yourself be dazzled by the majestic Chagall stained glass window, the largest stained glass window ever conceived by the artist, 12 meters high. Then join the Museum to discover the historical and archaeological treasures found in the area. You can involve your children in a quiz available at the Museum reception.

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©Tom Photographie
Ville de Sarrebourg
Ville de Sarrebourg

End your stay at the De mes Terres store in Sarrebourg to stock up on farm products before you leave!

This is what you need to spend unforgettable moments with your family during your stay in the Sarrebourg Moselle Sud area.

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