THE NATURE

THE NATURE

Saint-Avold is the second town of Lorraine thanks to its surface: 3600 hectares of which half are forests. All the sports of nature are possible, with a great choice of ways and landscapes.

 What you can see in our forests:

THE WITCHES OAK TREE

Route de Jeanne d’Arc

It is said to be 850 years old. Classed as a Remarkable Tree in France, legend says that it was a meeting place for witches in the Middle Ages and that Emperor Barberousse stopped here and drove his sword into the trunk. Its circumference ranges from 6.40m to 1.30m from the ground.

THE EDUCATIONAL FOOTPATH

 

Close to the Witches Oak Tree you can discover a 1,5 km way which shows you 21 different sorts of trees, birds’ nests…

And if you enjoy walking or cycling, we will be happy to propose you documents about the routes of Saint-Avold and the neighbour-villages.

THE ARBORETUM

The Arboretum at the entry of the forest of Oderfang presents you different fruit trees of our region. It was created by the Forestry Commission.