A houseboat holiday in LorraineFrom Languimberg - Port du Houillon
Come and visit this region of North-Eastern France and surprise yourself with the wealth of attractions on offer in historic Lorraine. Head for Languimberg, where we’ll get you ready for a waterway cruise that you can organise as you wish, making it a real pleasure for your whole crew.
Lorraine, a land steeped in history to explore by boat
Head to the port of Houillon in Languimberg to sample the joys of waterway tourism. Enjoy experiencing all the treasures of the waterway heritage, as well as indulging in more intense activities with off-road cycling or a refreshing swim. Fishing, walking…the possibilities are endless, since you can moor your houseboat and stop off whenever you like or, on the contrary, opt to press on at a relaxed pace from lock to lock. Among the must-see attractions of this unusual and often little-known region are Chagall’s stained-glass window in Cordeliers chapel, Sarrebourg, and Château de Fénétrange with its imposing garden. Get organised and start your waterway holiday with a family trip to the amazing Sainte Croix animal park, where you can treat yourself to another unforgettable and unusual experience : sleeping with wolves.
A waterway trip from Languimberg to Nancy : another facet of Lorraine
If you’re holidaying for more than a week, treat yourself to a waterway cruise from Languimberg and head for the ducal city of Nancy. This former capital of Lorraine will be an enchanting stopping point – a cultural highlight for fans of historic buildings with the Lorraine Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as an opportunity to leave your houseboat for a stroll around one of the most beautiful squares in the world, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site : Place Stanislas. You can then embark again to cross this historic region of Lorraine and navigate between the orchards, unveiling one of its other treasures : the Mirabelle plum. Enjoy sampling some of the many recipes that draw upon this yellow gold of Lorraine in all its forms, from the famous jams to the must-try Mirabelle tarts. Every foray into a Lorraine village during your waterway cruise will give you an opportunity to bring back some of the region’s other culinary specialities (pâté lorrain, quiche lorraine, potée lorraine, etc.) to enjoy on board. Your cruise will soon become a real culinary journey.
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Set off from Languimberg and navigate as your desires see fit, or follow our itinerary ideas:
|Aller-retour||59km - 2 locks||10h||Port du Houillon > Arzviller > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||42km - 14 locks||10h||Port du Houillon > Lagarde > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||36km - 26 locks||11h||Port du Houillon > Mittersheim > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-simple||66km - 26 locks||16h||Port du Houillon > Waltenheim sur Zorn|
|Aller-retour||86km - 28 locks||20h||Port du Houillon > Saverne > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||104km - 34 locks||22h||Port du Houillon > Dombasle sur Meurthe et Moselle > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||120km - 34 locks||22h||Port du Houillon > Saint Phlin > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||166km - 68 locks||39h||Port du Houillon > Sarreguemines > Lagarde > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||153km - 46 locks||32h||Port du Houillon > Pompey > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||120km - 48 locks||29h||Port du Houillon > Hochfelden > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||254km - 74 locks||52h||Port du Houillon > Lagarde > Nancy > Toul > Neuves Maisons > Arzviller > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||256km - 96 locks||56h||Port du Houillon > Sarreguemines > Lagarde > Nancy > Port du Houillon|
|Aller-retour||228km - 88 locks||53h||Port du Houillon > Boofzheim > Port du Houillon|