About Hesse

Hesse puts you in prime position to explore your choice of this region’s top highlights. Westward you can cruise through the deepest lock in France and on to Nancy (14hrs from Hesse), city of Art Nouveau and grand Baroque art and architecture. Or you can choose to branch northwards, shortly after Hesse, towards cosmopolitan Saarbücken in Germany. Finally, eastward will take you up the region’s iconic boat lift at Arzviller (2hrs from Hesse) and on to Strasbourg (a further 14.5hrs on).

From Hesse it is:

  • 23.5hrs (44 locks) to our base in Boofzheim (closed for the rest of 2020 but free Le Boat moorings are still available)

What you get on the base

Facilities

Toilets and showers will be closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding. Customers should use facilities on board their boats.

Wifi

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.

 

Practical extras

Early check-in & late check-out

Boat cleaning

Parking - (see 'Travel info' tab)

Car transfer (see 'Travel info' tab)

Eco cleaning pack

L.E.D. lantern

Top-deck cushions

Grocery packs

Wifi packs

Fun extras

Bike hire

Special occasion gift baskets

Gas barbecues

Opening hours

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue, Thu and Sun: 10am – 4pm

Address

Le Boat Hesse
Port du Canal
F – 57400 Hesse
France

Telephone

+33 (0) 387 036 174

Travel to Hesse

By Train

Closest train station(s):

Sarrebourg: 5km

By Road

Be prepared: It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

Parking

Pre-booked parking available

By Air

Closest airport(s):

Strasbourg: 74km (E25)

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the numbers below.

 

Taxi Elle et Moi’ (+33 (0) 607 575 905)

Taxi Phoenix’ (+33 (0) 615 178 285)

Taxi Face’ (+33 (0) 387 250 050 | [email protected])

Taxi Elmerich’ (+33 (0) 684 193 438)

Taxi JNA’ (+33 (0) 770 283 038)

 

Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

Strasbourg Airport (SXB) 150€

Sarrebourg Train Station 19€

Arrival at Hesse

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.

Hotels

Hotel Ibis Styles – Tel. +33 (0) 387 035 555

Hotel Ibis Budget – Tel. +33 (0) 387 238 243

Logis Hotel les Cigognes – Tel. +33 (0) 387 037 009

Hotel Des Vosges – Tel. +33 (0) 387 253 009

Erckmann Chatrian – Tel. +33 (0) 387 243 133.

Chez Jean – Tel. +33 (0) 388 911 019

Mercure – Tel. +33 (0) 388 328 080

Best Western – Tel. +33 (0) 388 143 914

Hotel Ibis – Tel. +33 (0) (0) 388 239 898

Hotel Ibis – Tel. +33 (0) 383 329 016

Hotel Adagio Access – Tel. +33 (0) 383 158 780

Restaurants

Auberge de Maître Pierre – Tel. +33 (0) 387 031 016

Cabane de Marine – Tel. +33 (0) 387 230 961

Erckmann Chatrian – Tel. +33 (0) 387 243 133

Restaurant Chez Jean – Tel. +33 (0) 388 911 019

Mercure – Tel. +33 (0) 388 328 080

Best Western – Tel. +33 (0) 388 143 914

Shops

In Hesse you will find a bakery and a restaurant, however to get your provisions you would need to travel to Sarrebourg, which is just 5km from the base. Here you will find several shops, a supermarket, restaurants and other services.

Local market

Phalsbourg every Friday morning

Fishing

If you would like to do some fishing on your holiday around Hesse a fishing license is required. The base at Hesse can provide you with a fishing licence for 32 Euros.

Tourist Info

Chapelle Des Cordeliers,

57400, Sarrebourg

Tel. +33 (0) 387 031 182

www.tourisme-sarrebourg.fr