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Lutzelbourg Base Details
LOCKS :

The locks on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin are automatic. They are open daily (except 1st of May and 1st of November) from 7 am to 7 pm. From 17/03 to 14/06 and from 16/09 to 10/11, on sundays and on public holidays they are open from 9 am to 6 pm. Tunnel & Boat lift at Arzviler always close 1h earlier.

On the Canal des Houillères de la Sarre not all locks are automatic. Navigation on request from 8.30 am to 12 pm and from 1pm to 6.30 pm at locks 1 to 15 and lock 27. Free navigation from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm at locks 16-26 and 28-30. July & August = free navigation.

Our base at Lutzelbourg provides an Alsatian welcome, with its castle and its famous crystal workshops. Whichever way you cruise, half timbered houses gay with window-boxes, onion-domed church-towers, intricate wrought-ironwork and a hundred small details give the villages a festival air. Wherever you stop, you'll find the food equally special: choucroute and charcuterie as well as mouthwatering plum and greengage tarts. Cruising the Canal de la Sarre you pass mainly through woodland with the odd small town to tempt you with a restaurant meal.

At Sarreguemines you'll be charmed by the hand-decorated pottery. On your return you'll travel on the boat lift at Arzviller which replaces 17 locks. Following the Marne-Rhine Canal you pass through Saverne with its ducal palace and across the Alsatian plain to the heart of Strasbourg. At Toul, a town fortified by Vauban and enjoying fine views over the loops of the river Moselle, you are entering Lorraine. Its countryside is just as fine as its cities, of which Nancy and Metz are the highpoints.

New: In Lorraine and the Ardennes locks will stay open on Easter Sunday, Whitsun and on the 14th July. In Alsace locks will operate at Easter and Whitsun, and probably on the 14th July (check at the time of booking).

STARTING OUT FORMALITIES :
Departure Days from 2 and 6:pm. 

BOARDING :
as soon as the boat is ready

ACCESS :
By motorway :

A1 - E15/E19 exit N° 13 Péronne (8 km - N29 & D164)

By rail :
Lutzelbourg regional station (1 km)
Saverne station (11 km),

By air :
Strasbourg Entzheim airport (77 km)

PARKING : under cover, not guarded, 46 € / week ; enclosed, not guarded, 32 € / week. The number of places is limited, please reserve a place in advance

POST OFFICE :
at Lutzelbourg, opening hours: Monday to Saturday: from 9 am to 11.30 am, and from 2nd May to 15th September on fridays 2pm to 5pm.
HOTELS:
Des Vosges** (Logis de France) Tel : 03 87 25 30 09 - Fax : 03 87 25 42 22
BED AND BREAKFAST AND GUEST HOUSE:
Booking office Tel : 03 87 37 57 69 - Fax : 03 87 37 58 84
RESTAURANTS :
Des Vosges (Logis de France) Tel : 03 87 25 30 09
Au Soldat de l'an II (Phalsbourg 4 km) Tel : 03 87 24 16 16 Michelin *
Zum Staeffele (Saverne 10 km) Tel : 03 87 91 63 94
BANKS :
at Bray-sur-Somme (3 km) closed Sunday and Monday.
SHOPS:
at Lutzelbourg grocer's is open every day from 8 am to 12 am and 3 pm to 7 pm, closed at 5 pm on Saturday, closed on Wednesday and Sunday
. The backer's is open every day from 7 am to 7 pm, closed at 5 pm on Saturday and 11.45 am on Sunday
TAXIS :
* Taxi Michel tel.: 06 08 03 34 41
* Taxi Christine tel.: 06 99 66 14 14
LOCABOAT SERVICES :
WC and shower according to the opening hours of the base, phone box (300 m)
Airport transfers : Locaboat services / Transfers
TOURIST OFFICE :
at Lutzelbourg (open in the afternoon), Tel : 03 87 25 30 19 - Fax : 03 87 24 27 68,
at Phalsbourg (4 km) Tel / Fax : 03 87 24 42 42
GASTRONOMIC SPECIALTIES :
Tarte flambée, quiche lorraine, choucroute, backeoffe, waedele, fois gras, game, presskopf, fish,
Local drinks : beers, wines from Alsace, Pinot noir, Tokay Pinot gris, Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Sylvaner, Pinot blanc and Muscat d'Alsace.
FISHING :
fishing licence obligatory: on sale near the base Pike, trout, zander, carp, catfish,
TO SEE :
Valley of Crystal and Pays d'Erckmann and Chatrian, Phalsbourg historical museum, crystal workshops, the Dabo rock, the tourist train at Abreschviller
 

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