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Hesse Base Information

A pretty and quiet village, Hesse has a charm and character that has been preserved over many years. Apart from a well-organised port the village also has the ruins of a Benedictine Abbey from the 11th century, whose church is now the village church.


Base Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 08:30 to 12:30, 14:00 to 18:00

Sunday: Closed

Late Arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or the general sales office where you booked. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open with the lights on for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

When To Arrive:

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 17:30. We recommend that you arrive 60 minutes earlier for check-in and instructions.

If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11am and 12pm or from 2pm.

Your Return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 9am on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Upon Arrival:

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive or base staff will:

  • Take a fuel deposit to cover the fuel you use during your holiday. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit – if you have not purchased collision damage waiver. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Hotels and Restaurants

In Sarrebourg
Hotel “Des Cedres” Tel – 0033 (0) 387 03 55 55

In Abreschviller
Hotel “Des Cigognes” Tel – 0033 (0) 387 03 70 09

In Lutzelbourg
Hotel “Des Vosges” Tel – 0033 (00 387 25 30 09

In Phalsbourg
Hotel-Restaurant “Erckmann Chatrian” Tel – 0033 (0) 387 24 31 33

In Saverne
Hotel-Restaurant “Chez Jean” Tel – 0033 (0) 388 91 10 19

In Strasbourg
Hotel-Restaurant “Mercure” Tel – 0033 (0) 388 32 80 80
Hotel-Restaurant “Monopole” Tel – 0033 (0) 388 14 39 14
Hotel-Restaurant “Gutenberg” Tel – 0033 (0) 388 32 17 15

In Nancy
Hotel-Restaurant “New York” Tel – 0033 (0) 383 32 92 74
Hotel-Restaurant “Crystal” Tel – 0033 (0) 383 17 54 00

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Tourist Board

Chappelle Des Cordeliers
57400
Sarrebourg
Tel – 0033 (0) 387 03 11 82

Car Parking

Open air parking is free of charge
Outdoors secured parking - £35 per week
Garage parking: £42 per week

Local Shops and Amenities

In Hesse there are a few shops, however to get your provisions you would need to travel to Sarrebourg,
which is just 5km from the base.

Departmental Tourist Board

Hotel du Departement
BP 11096
57036
Metz
Tel – 0033 (0) 387 37 57 80

Regional Tourist Board

Abbaye des Premontres
BP 97
54704
Pont-A-Mousson
Tel – 0033 (0) 383 80 01 80

Transport Information

Airport:

Strasbourg - 74 Kms (E25)


By Rail:

Sarrebourg - 5km from the base

Fishing License

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 €35.

Car Rental

Sarrebourg - Europcar -0033 (0) 387 23 22 23
Strasbourg - Europcar - 0033 (0) 388 15 55 66, Avis - 0033 (0) 388 78 03 99
Entzheim - Europcar - 0033 (0) 388 68 95 55, Avis - 0033 (0) 388 68 82 53