Barging in Alsace Lorraine
Framed by the foliage of Black Forest and beauty of the Vosges Mountains, barge cruising in Alsace-Lorraine reveals a region of storybook castles, rolling vineyards of Alsatian wines, and architectural treasures.
The area’s signature blend of French and German influences are strongly evident in its customs, cuisine, and language. Only the Rhine separates Germany from Alsace-Lorraine, a region that often looks and even sounds German, but its cultural and historical heart beats to a cadence that is decidedly French. The Alsace-Lorraine is the easternmost region within France, and easily accessible from Paris by TGV to both the main transportation hubs of Strasbourg and Nancy. Combining a barge cruise with a few days in Germany, Switzerland, or Luxembourg is also a marvelous way to explore this part of Europe.