Saverne Things to Do
Check out the canal boaties - beer in...
Check out the canal boaties - beer in hand
YOU with the beer in hand : not the blokes on the boats!!
There is a very interesting lock right in the middle of Saverne. During the Season, scores of boats pass through the lock each day. Enterprising restaurateurs have set up an outdoor dining area under canvas beside the lock across from the main building: Restaurant De La Marne.
(Open everyday from 11h45 to 14H15 & from 18H30 to 22H00. For reservations, contact Karine & Charlot. Tél. : 03 88 91 19 18)
What better way to check out these water-borne entertainers than to enjoy a libation - a meal even while you watch. I've never done so myself having been the watched rather than the watcher so can not comment on the service only the location - location - location.
It's a deep lock and has some innovating features to conserve water. ....further exploration will discover them.Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Water Sports
The 'Roseraie de Saverne' is one of the most beautiful rose gardens that I ever saw. About 1500 different species. This rose garden is the 4th largest in France.
On the photo a Chinese variety with amazing thorns!Add to your Trip Planner
This house is a fine example of Alsatian building. It was constructed in 1605 and mentioned in all the guides (as well as postcards!).Related to:
I have this crazy habit of choosing hotels that have the name of a family member. Sometimes it works...more
2, Grand Rue, Saverne, 67700, France
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
88, rue du Haut Barr, Saverne, 67700, France
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
Restaurant "Chez Jean": Regional Specialities
We have long been fans of Logis de France establishments - not just for an hotel in which to spend the night but for somewhere to eat as well. Our expectations are that associated restaurants will be a cut above the rest. I can not afford to dine in Michelin starred places charging for diner what I pay for an airfare to get to France in the first place. Logis Restaurants usually provide excellent food at affordable prices. Chez Jean is no exception.
We visited Saverene as part of a cruise on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin and a visit to the Tourism Office revealed the literature on Chez Jean. Chez Jean offers typical Alsatian Specialities.
Menus: The basic Menu is three courses for €31. For €44 there is a choice of three courses from the carte with a palate cleanser between entrée and main.
The €31 menu on the night we visited in June 2010 was Poularde in Jelly with Salad – Alsatian Pike Perch in White Sauce or Sauerkraut with Assorted Meats – Sorbet with Brandy.
The Carte lists -
nine entrees (starters) €11 - €22 : (the most expensive being roast scallops and prawn salad)
Six fish dishes €19 - €27 ( €27 - the half lobster gratiniert Cardinal )
Five Regional Specialities - €14 to €19 with one listed at €43 Sauerkraut with Meats for two persons.
Sweet tooths are well catered for - €4.85- €7 ( Raspberry Sorbet in a White Chocolate Basket).
The carte de Vins is extensive and we only looked at Regional wines including Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Pinot Blanc-Clevner, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir. Average bottle price was €24. Wine by glass and carafe also available.
The décor of the restaurant is alpine. The only criticism I can make is re the table spacing. Not unusual for France, I suspect, tables are close together and it is difficult to gesticulate in the French manner without disturbing people at the next table.
Favorite Dish: In anticipation of generous serves, I elected to forgo an entrée and ordered from the carte. I could not go past the Pigs Knuckle with Sauerkraut (€18). See photo number 2 and you will agree that I made the correct choice.
My companions also chose from the carte and were more than satisfied with the taste and the size of their meals. After starting with glasses of Crement de Alsace or local beer , we drank Alsace Pinot Noir.
All in all an enjoyable meal of staple Alsatian fare.Related to:
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Driving and Walking
Well, to get TO Saverne it is Best to use a Car, but once you are in Saverne and you Start to get AROUND Walking is nice.That Way you get to See the nice buildings. The parking is Not free, but for a Few hours it is Not expensive. I forgot the exact Price, but 2 or 3 Euros should give you enough Time to explore the city.Related to:
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