Video: Tour of Saverne including Château du Haut Barr

We cruise to the enchanting town of Saverne where history traces back over 2,000 years to the Gallo-Roman times, mooring at the foot of the Château de Rohan, also known as the ‘Versailles of Alsace’.

Saverne is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France. It is situated on the Rhine-Marne canal at the foot of a pass over the Vosges Mountains, and 45 km N.W. of Strasbourg.

Saverne was an important place in the time of the Roman Empire. It was known as Tres Tabernae Cesaris (Caesar’s three taverns), so called because in the older days there were three taverns on the way to the Lorraine plateau where they would change oxen due to the steep incline. It’s a small and friendly town, possessing the region’s characteristic steep-pitched roofs and window boxes full of geraniums.

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