Oh! There's more than just lakes or rivers
In addition to sailing or cycling along the Canal de la Sarre and the Marne-Rhine canal, there's plenty to do while keeping your feet on ground.
To explore the Terres d'Oh! in more detail, why not set off and discover the many remarkable sites and monuments dotted all over the area?! An amazing mix of history, art, architecture and local crafts awaits you in the Terres d'Oh!
Wonderful trips and excursions
By following the waterways, visitors can enjoy the wide variety of landscapes and the tranquillity of the area. While some may prefer to stay on their boats, others may choose to do some excursions and trips to discover more about the area's culture and heritage.
The "land-based" programme includes visits in the heart of nature or to the towns and villages around the Terres d'Oh! to explore the history of Alsace and Lorraine, and discover some of its surprising secrets.
A rich heritage to discover
In Sarreguemines, a border town, you can learn about the history of a local craft that is acknowledged far beyond the borders of Lorraine: earthenware and tableware. Around Sarre-Union, in hilly Alsace, several places steeped in history take visitors back through time, such as Willer's mill in Harskirchen and the Villa in Dehlingen.
Not far from Sarrebourg, with its Chagall circuit and crystal workshops, there are the fascinating Saint-Louis Arzviller inclined plane (boat lift) and the great lock in Réchicourt, while in Saverne, art and history enthusiasts will particularly enjoy visiting the Château des Rohan.
Consult the list of must-see sites in Terres d'Oh! here.
Ambling through the streets of great cities
The cities around the Terres d'Oh! are full of surprises. Take a day trip to wander round the cities' streets and get to know their history and secrets.
Soak up the Alsatian charm and warm atmosphere of Strasbourg. Art lovers will particularly appreciate Nancy, the city of light that is home to several architectural treasures. Those who want to prolong the Terres d'Oh! experience and go across the border can also head to Saarbrücken to stroll through the old town and do some shopping.
The "Oh!" moment
Terres d'Oh! and the surrounding areas have many sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
- The Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy;
- The Neustadt district in Strasbourg;
- The Grande-Île in Strasbourg, where Notre-Dame Cathedral is located;
- The Northern Vosges Regional Nature Park, which has the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve label.
Live at the rhythm of the Terres d’Oh!
Street art, concerts, traditional festivals, folk dances, and much more... Throughout the year, the Terres d'Oh! hosts many events, with local and international profiles. To make sure you do not miss any of these great moments, a calendar of the main events is available here.
Terres d’Oh!, a whole way of life
The Terres d’Oh! awakens all your senses; here, you can relax and observe the beauty of nature, breathe in the pure air of the region's wide-open spaces. You can listen to your body, touch the elements and taste the joys of life!
To add to the simple pleasures of the Terres d'Oh, you can also try the many local specialities served in the region's restaurants and savour local produce with an authentic taste!