"With a boat through Lorraine & Alsace" Lorraine by himalia11

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We’ve spent one week on a boat, travelling through Lorraine & Alsace. This was adventurous, exhausting and funny!

We started in Mittersheim on the Sarre-Cole-Canal (Canal des Houillières de la Sarre) and continued on the Marne-Rhine-Canal (Canal de la Marne au Rhin) up to Saverne. We spent there a night and the whole morning as Saverne is a very beautiful city. Then we turned and went back to Mittersheim.

We drove 62 km in a beautiful landscape with lakes, forests and hills, had 52 locks (that’s where I got so exhausted!), went through two canal tunnels and passed a boat lift. The weather was a mixture of rain and sun, some good days and some bad days. Back home, I was happy to have a big bathroom again (and electric power for my hair dryer!), but living and driving around on a boat was a great experience!

  • Last visit to Lorraine: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    What an excellent and unique trip! Another great reason to bounce around the World on VT!

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2007 at 1:19 AM

    We passed in Gondrexange a few years ago on the GR5 hiking trail to the south. We have wonderful remembers about this area. Nice done Angela. Beautiful pics also! Jean-Pierre

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2006 at 6:39 PM

    Interesting lock and boat stuff out here!!! I am sure you must have enjoyed it a lot!!!


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