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Itineraries for Toul

Toul -> Corre -> Toul
Two Week Return Trip
From Toul cruise to Liverdun. The town is situated on a wooden hill overlooking the Moselle and is often called the Switzerland of Lorraine. There are also some excellent cycle paths here. Further on you will come to Lagarde, a typical village of Lorraine and part of the Lorraine Regional National Park where you can enjoy some rural activities. Saint Nicolas de Port is home to a 15th century basilica and is also famous for being the visiting place of Joan of Arc before she departed on her mission. At the brewery museum, visitors are invited to taste the beer made by students of the beer brewing school of Nancy. Charmes is a very interesting town that is home to the La Maison des Loups. Here the treaty of Charmes, which handed the town of Nancy to France, was signed between Charles IV and Richelieu. From the port of Epinal you get a lovely view of the Moselle before reaching the historic Fontenoy le Chateau.

Toul -> Charmes -> Toul
One Week Return Trip
From Toul cruise to Liverdun. The town is situated on a hill overlooking the Moselle and is often called the Switzerland of Lorraine. There are also some excellent cycle paths here. Further on you will come to Lagarde, a typical village of Lorraine and part of the Lorraine Regional National Park where you can enjoy some rural activities. Saint Nicolas de Port is home to a 15th century basilica and is also famous for being the visiting place of Joan of Arc before she departed on her mission. At the brewery museum, visitors are invited to taste the beer made by students of the beer brewing school of Nancy. Charmes is a very interesting town that is home to the La Maison des Loups. Here the treaty of Charmes, which handed the town of Nancy to France, was signed between Charles IV and Richelieu.

Toul -> Sedan -> Toul
Two Week Return Trip
Cruise from Toul and spend some time at Commercy, the town famous for the small oven baked cakes Madeleines. Further on perhaps visit the castle at Thillobois, or nearby the Benedictine library at Sainte Mithiel. Visit Verdun, recently nominated the world capital of peace, with its citadel and cathedral. And if you cruise past Verdun you will reach Sedan and get a glimpse of the castle, which at night is illuminated by torchlight.


Toul -> Arzviller -> Toul
Two Week Return Trip
Cruise from Toul and spend some time at Commercy, the town famous for the small oven baked cakes Madeleines. Further on perhaps visit the castle at Thillobois, or nearby the Benedictine library at Sainte Mithiel. Cruise back down the Canal de L’Est past Toul to Liverdun, a town often referred to as the Switzerland of Lorraine and situated on a hill overlooking the Moselle. Further on you will come to Lagarde, a village typical of Lorraine and part of the Lorraine Regional National Park. On the way to Saarbrucken, stop at Sarreguemines where pottery plays an integral part in life. The regional museum has some beautiful collections and an old kiln dating from 1860 can be seen near the town hall. Saarbrucken is the capital of Saarland and an important centre for water sports in southwest Germany. The town has a distinct cosmopolitan atmosphere and a delightfully unique culture that blends French and German influences. Cruise back down to Hesse, home to the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey dating from the 11th century, which now acts as the village church. The crystal makers of Hartzviller is just four kilometres away where you can visit the factory and purchase some of the finished products.

*** Please note - UK customers cruising the waterways of Germany require an ICC certificate. This can be obtained through the RYA. If you already hold an RYA dayskipper licence, the ICC certificate will be issued by the RYA without further training.

Toul -> Verdun -> Toul
One Week Return Trip
Cruise from Toul and spend some time at Commercy, the town famous for the small oven baked cakes Madeleines. Further on perhaps visit the castle at Thillobois, or nearby the Benedictine library at Sainte Mithiel. Visit Verdun, recently nominated the world capital of peace, with its citadel and cathedral.

Local Information

Alsace & Lorraine - Toul
Toul is a historic fortified town of France, a sous-préfecture of the Meurthe-et-Moselle département, with a population of 17,000.
Toul is located between Commercy and Nancy, and situated between the Moselle River and the Canal de la Marne au Rhin.

Waterways
The main waterways in the Alsace region that are accessible from our river cruise depot in Toul are the Moselle, the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, the Canal des Houilleres de la Sarne and the Canal du Rhone au Rhin. A feature of the Canal de la Marne au Rhin is the inclined barge lift between Niderviller and Lutzebourg. Saverne provides an excellent strarting point for any river boat holiday with access as far as Boofzheim to the south-east, Sarreguemines to the north and Nancy and further to the west.

For more information on the waterways, and the towns and tourist attractions along the way.

Tourism
The most striking feature of Toul is the impressive stone ramparts. It is not known precisely when they were first built, but there appears to have been a fortified town at this location since the earliest recorded history. Today, the ramparts encircle and define the old town. They are built of dressed white stone, and topped with grass, and in places are over five metres high.
There is a great deal of Roman archaeology in the area and allegedly some in the town. Toul was known to the Romans as Tullum Leucorum, and was the capital of the Gaulish tribe of the Leuci. The Roman fortified town of Grand is some 30km away, with its great amphitheatre and temple to the Cult of Apollo.The old town's architecture is dominated by past glories in various states of decay. Many of the houses were built as canonical residences in the Late Middle Ages and bear vestiges in the form of ornamental stonework.There is no trace of the monastery, however its wine-cellars still exist, under the shops on the North side of the Rue Gambetta. (Access is possible via the Camera Shop).