Alsace-Lorraine Barge Cruises
Your Alsace - Lorraine barge cruise will introduce you to the high points and incredible cruising on a route framed by the Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains!
Alsace-Lorraine is the easternmost region from France but easily accessible from Paris by TGV (fast trains) to both of the main transportation hubs of Strasbourg and Nancy. Fly to Strasbourg from Paris, too. Barge in Alsace-Lorraine – and combine with a few days in Germany, Switzerland or Luxembourg, too.
Canal de la Marne au Rhine and the Canal du Rhone au Rhin, offering barge travel between Nancy and Strasbourg.
Go for the incredible variety of the SCENERY: From idyllic floating from village to village…through forests….past hilltops dotted the remains of feudal castles…the fields of the Lorraine. Go for fairy-tale villages, with adorable half-timbered houses and cobblestoned squares. Go for the culture – an incredible visit to the city of Nancy where Art Nouveau art and architecture originated. Go to taste the world famous wines. Go for the pleasure of visiting Strasbourg, one of our favorite French cities. Go for the history of this region, which has been variously owned by France and Germany.
Alsace-Lorraine cruises may offer sightseeing tours: Strasbourg, with its great Cathedral and shopping opportunities and Nancy, whose Place Stanislaus is ringed with Baroque gold and wrought iron gates. Arzviller Boat Lift – up or down the side of the mountain in a mere 20 minutes, thereby avoiding 17 canal locks! Obernai, an old fortified town. Winetasting on the Route de Vin d’Alsace – and the wine towns are adorable, too. Visit the Lalique Crystal Factory and Museum for Art Deco and art Nouveau crystal masterpieces.
Plan your Alsace-Lorraine cruise carefully. Barges sail on select weeks in this region. We can find the right barge for your cruise in the wonderful Alsace!