Guided tour of Sarrebourg

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Description

Description

Set off from the port of Houillon by coach and head to Sarrebourg. Sarrebourg, located at the gates of the Vosges and Alsace, is a town with a rich diversity of attractions. Its historic and cultural heritage holds many unexpected treasures. The town began to develop during the 1st century A.D. and over time, has seen remarkable growth. Its nickname “Sarrebourg la Marchande” (or Trader) is due to its many shops and businesses. During the guided visit of the town, you’ll be able to admire monuments like the cinema, built in 1912 during the Art Nouveau movement, the library and the Custine Hotel. You’ll also get to admire the square and the Chapel of the Cordeliers with its quite unique stained glass window by Marc Chagall. This true hymn to peace was created over a period of 18 months and installed in 1979. The chapel was built in 1265 but was demolished as it looked likely to fall into ruin. A decision was made to preserve only its choir. Marc Chagall was then contacted and asked to design and create a stained glass window to close off the choir. It is the largest stained glass window ever made by the artist - 12 metres high by 7.5 metres wide. Other stained glass windows were also created by the artist to act as the side windows. Afterwards, take a stroll along the Grand'rue and admire the beautiful facades from the 18th century. End of the guided visit of Sarrebourg. Return on board.

 

Duration : approx. 3:00

  • Good walking shoes are recommended for this excursion
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 14 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.