The Alsace-Lorraine boasts many cultural treasures and epicurean pleasures. The 110-mile Route des Vins d’Alsace crosses the main wine-producing areas of the region, and the expansive mountain scenery of the Vosges is among Europe’s most breathtakingly beautiful.
Within this small but sophisticated cruise region, luxury barging is brought to you by the one of the most qualified and charismatic couples on the French canals, Captain Jason Ashcroft and Chef Dawn Coles.
Chef Dawn is a graduate of the prestigious Concord Hotel and Restaurant Management Scheme in the UK, with a personal passion for French cuisine. Guests are welcome to visit her in the galley for informational cooking demonstrations as she crafts gourmet meals. Captain Jason earned his degree in hospitality from the renowned Ecole du Hotelier on the shores of Lac Leman. In addition to serving as the Captain and Tour Guide aboard Saroche, Jason is also an avid wine enthusiast.
Excursions further reflect Dawn and Jason’s expert palates. Guests enjoy samplings at Alsatian vineyards, touching the region’s pampered grapes and tasting the signature whites, while the area’s artistic attractions are on full display thanks to a tour of the Lalique Museum and a stop at the Chagall windows.
Cabins and bathrooms are brand new, recently renovated in an Art Deco-inspired style. When not socializing in the salon, guests can relax on the spacious deck around the newly installed firepit, or explore the countryside’s greenery and scenery by bicycle or on foot.
Last visited in 2015