Surrounded by the departments of Bas-Rhin, Vosges and Meurthe-et-Moselle, the Moselle is located in the Grand Est region along with the aforementioned 3 departments. Lakes, ponds and channels are what make up most of the area, and we'll summarize the most important visits below! In order to be able to choose the best suited accommodation for your needs, we suggest that you quickly get in touch with the hosts on HomeCamper who will be delighted to share their accommodation offers in the department with you, as well as share their takes on what the best attractions and spots to visit are!
First, the pond of La Mutche extends over 160 hectares and is appreciated for pike fishing. Lac du Stock offers many water activities of all kinds. Lake Gondrexange also offers various activities such as fishing, hiking, a beach, pedal boats and sailing.
The Montenach nature reserve (also known as the "réserve naturelle des 7 collines") is to be discovered by taking its discovery trail and thus discovering many butterflies and orchids. The Vosges du Nord Regional Nature Park has been designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The Rocher de Dabo is one of the must-see attractions of the Moselle: overlooking the Vosges mountains and thus offering an exceptional panorama. Finally, the inclined plane of Saint Louis Arziller is worth a visit, particularly atypical, since it is a boat lift!
The city of Metz is the most important city in the Moselle! A city with an important heritage, Metz has many places of interest, such as its "quartier impérial" with its diverse architectural styles, with its large railway station with its architecture reminiscent of that of castles, or its Metz Métropole La Cour d'Or museum (or former Gallo-Roman baths). The Gothic-style Saint-Etienne Cathedral is particularly impressive for its stained glass windows (6500m2 of stained glass!) as well as for its 42-metre high nave. 22 km of banks and the botanical garden also promise beautiful walks in Metz.
The small village of Quirin is one of the most picturesque villages in France and is famous for its 7 churches, also known as the 7 roses!
Rodemack, a beautiful village, shines with its officers' pavilion, its medieval garden and its church of Saint Nicolas. Its Sierck gate and 700 metres of ramparts earned it the nickname "petite Carcassonne Lorraine".
The various castles of the Moselle are also interesting to visit, in particular the castle of Malbrouk dating from the 15th century and offering a beautiful view of the small village of Manderen, or the castle of Pange, that of Saint Sixtus or the castle of the Grange.
The citadel of Vauban, in Bitche, is also one of the monuments to visit in Moselle, as is its sculpture garden.
Finally, the military fortifications of the Moselle (the Maginot line), steeped in history, are worth seeing, particularly Fort Hackenberg near Thionville and its ten kilometres of underground galleries!
The better and warmer temperatures in the area of the Moselle are between August and September. If you don't handle the cold very well we advise you to avoid the months of January and February, as the temperatures are some of the lowest in France during these periods!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!