A stay by the water

Nature is extraordinary here!

Take the time to fully immerse yourself in a space where nature is all around, genuine and wild, at one hour away from Metz, Nancy and Strasbourg.

The Sarrebourg Moselle Sud area is covered by large bodies of water. Here you can enjoy swimming, fishing and the art of well-being. All the pleasures of water are here to recharge your batteries in a natural environment !

Day 1 – When water goes hand in hand with leisure time

An invigorating day in Langatte

Choose the Stock pond for a relaxing break. This pond is one of the largest bodies of water in Moselle. It extends over 3000 acres and offers a great diversity of landscapes and wildlife.

At the Domaine de Langatte, let your adventurous side do the talking by choosing to stay in an unusual accommodation – a cabin in the trees, another cabin on stilts. If you have a sporty soul, try a floating cabin which can only be reached by boat. A complete change of scenery for sure!

If you are looking for an authentic restaurant to have lunch in, come to the Auberge du Stock ! It is a traditional family-run restaurant located by the water. Chef Luc Kremer works with small local suppliers to offer dishes that taste local, in a truly family-like atmosphere.

To appreciate the beauty of the Stock pond, crossed by the Saar canal, follow the Langatte walking trail. Walk for just over 4 miles through the forest, along the canal and back through the Stock Woods. Here you can see the fossilised remains of its former state as a cultivated field, with its series of regular bumps indicating repetitive passing of ploughing. .

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In the evening, give yourself a relaxing moment at the Langatte wellness centre. With its two pools, saunas and jacuzzi, it is the ideal place to take care of yourself and restore your energy through the benefits of water.

To end the day properly, stop by the adjoining bar-bowling anqd put the world to rights over a drink, in moderation of course!

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Day 2 – Explore the blue and green colours of the area

An escape to the Lorraine Regional Natural Park

Awakened by the sound of singing birds, it is time to take a deep breath of fresh air. Set off along the cycle path of the Saar canal or explore the Pays des Etangs by choosing the small country roads with your mountain bike or power-assisted bike that you would have rented at the Domaine de Langatte. Carrying your picnic, bought at the baker’s in the centre of the village, has never been easier with a bicycle.

Cycling south, you will enter the Lorraine Regional Natural Park starting from Gondrexange. In this town, the Saar canal joins the Marne-Rhine canal. Take a moment to admire this incredible natural view. Use the bridge to cross from one canal to the other and head west towards Réchicourt-le-Château.

Once you reach Réchicourt-le-Château’s arboretum, enjoy one of the picnic areas provided for a well-deserved rest. Leave your bike behind and take the Grande Ecluse walking trail, which is less than 3 miles long. Spend some time watching the impressive Grande Ecluse in Réchicourt-le-Château. It replaces six locks on the Marne-Rhine canal. It has a drop of almost 16 metres and offers a magnificent view over the ponds and the canal.

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On the way back, you can stop at Diane-Capelle, a small village by the canalside founded in the 17th century after a wood clearing. There you will find a Doll Museum with a collection of 700 figures from 1925 until nowadays.

Head towards Languimberg to enjoy a gourmet experience. Step into the gastronomic world of Bruno Poiré in the Michelin-starred “Chez Michèle” restaurant. In the heart of the Pays des Etangs, this restaurant is a place devoted to the culinary art associated with fish.

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Day 3 - Strolling along the Saar river

Fénétrange, the medieval town

To complete your stay, treat yourself with a historical visit! Going up the Saar river, you will get to Fénétrange. This town, which was known to be impregnable in the Middle Ages, has managed to keep its historical centre. If you look up, you will see symbols, stonemasons’ markings, sculpted decorations, etc. Do not leave without seeing the castle with its horseshoe-shaped courtyard and the St Remi collegiate church built in 1444 !

Before leaving, give a try to a last culinary experience in the area. In the heart of the medieval town, the restaurant La Licorne Bleue in Fénétrange serves generous and family-like cuisine in a cosy atmosphere. Enough to delight your taste buds!

For fishing addicts

If for you, relaxation rhymes with the calm of a pond in the early hours of the morning, the Sarrebourg Moselle Sud region is the ideal place! Rivers, canals and ponds are all renowned fishing spots. And if you want to be sure of coming back with a well-stocked basket, try your hand at angling at the "Domaine de l'Évasion in Nitting" or at the MESSANG fish farm in the Abreschviller valley. This ‘Qualité Moselle’ accredited establishment produces and sells only trout.

If you want to enjoy your fishing in complete peace of mind, make sure you have a fishing licence. All the information you need about fishing in the Pays des Etangs can be found on the website of the Sarrebourgeoise fishing association (Association de Pêche La Sarrebourgeoise).

How to get there ?

Here is everything you need for a relaxing stay by the water in Sarrebourg Moselle Sud.

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