Discovering Luxembourg and Surroundings: Remerschen Beach

As the Summer seems to be back in town, our natural reaction is to go out there and look for the perfect outdoor venue… And you know what? Luxembourg is quite perfect on answering to that question: there are amazing lakes and swimming pools all over the country.
The other day we ended up exploring a little secret that is actually pretty close to our home. Remerschen has a beautiful natural reserve where you can not only find dozens of unique birds (and many other natural and animal species), but also a lovely “beach”. Ok, not really a beach, but a very pleasant lake that is nicely surrounded by sand, pebbles and grass.


On the plus side, this place is super family friendly. Not only it has a shallow and safe lake area especially dedicated to children, but it also keeps an onsite lifeguard. There’s plenty of space to place some towels and picnic blankets. Even though there are many trees offering shadows, bringing a beach parasol would be a better idea if you’d like to stay by the water to keep a closer look to your little ones.

Onsite there is also a restaurant with a outside bar in the terrace by the shallow lake area and it serves drinks, snacks and ice-creams (the terrace is only open during the warmer months).

The lake area is fenced and there is an entrance fee of €4 per adult (free for children up to 10yo). In exchange, you get access to the public toilets with babychange facilities, and to the beach area with all the amenities on site (lifeguard, playground, voleyball pitch and maintenance).

On the minus side, I would need to add that the place is very clean around the shallow lake area and the restaurant – where it matters to most of the families with young kids. However, it changes dramatically if you go further to the more distant and isolated areas where you can also make bbq (you need to bring your own). I just explored a bit further and I was quite disappointed – some garbage on the grass and dogs poo..

And if you are in the mood to combine beach fun with a nice walk, you can also explore the local trail around the whole natural reserve, starting by the impressive building dedicate to the nature (on your right side, once you arrive to the lake area – there’s absolutely no way you can miss it J).

All in all, I would say that this place is very nice and a perfect option for a day out in a warm day. You just need to make sure you choose a nice and clean place by the shallow area – big enough for plenty of families!

Address: Breicherwee, L-5441 Remerschen (there is a big parking onsite – free of charge)

More info on the restaurant Le Chalet: http://lechalet.lu

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Discovering Luxembourg and Surroundings – Rosport fun by the lake

Hello there! Yesterday we decided to explore one more family-friendly place in Luxembourg. I confess that I’m quite surprised when I realise that even after almost 5 years living in the Grand-Duchy (how times fly…), there are still so many fun places to discover!! 🙂

So let me present you the lovelly village of Rosport and it’s amazing promenade by the Saurlake.


So, grab some snacks and your picnic blanket and head to Rosport (address below). As soon as you arrive, you are presented by this gorgeous nature view… And, as soon as you park your car (and even before that), you’ll spot the huge playground, with an “adventure park” style.



There are some picnic tables here and there and a huge table by the fortress (perfect for big groups) and plenty of space for picnic blankets with good shadows if desired. There were also some groups doing bbq (you need to bring your own – if you don’t have a portable bbq, just buy a cheap disposable one – many supermarkets and gas stations sell them).

The playground itself is very well structured with different areas suitable for different ages. There is also a water play area (yesterday the water was still off, but should be on soon), though I freak out with the slippery side of water play areas… A cute detail is an open-air (and free use) library with some nice wodden lounge chairs (behind the amphitheatre). Finally, a very important detail to know of is that the is also a public toilet (quite clean) by the library.

Address: rue du Barrage, Rosport