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Alsace & Lorraine

A unique blend of French and German cultures, forested hillsides, storybook villages and wonderful white wines.

Cruises in Alsace & Lorraine

Alsace-Lorraine is a unique corner of France. Discover a land of storybook castles, rolling vineyards of Alsatian wines as well as Baroque, Gothic and Romanesque architecture. For centuries, the great empires of Europe confronted one another at this strategic and military crossroads. The area’s unique blend of French and German influences are strongly evident in its customs, cuisine, wines, architecture and language.

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Here you will see canalside villages of half-timbered houses, perhaps with a stork nesting in the chimney top. The waterway winds through steep sided forested valleys and features an amazing boat lift which carries the barge sideways 450 feet up the hillside and several tunnels which we cruise through by candlelight.

The deluxe 12 passenger Panache offers 6 night cruises in Alsace from summer through to October and the ultra-deluxe 8 passenger La Nouvelle Etoile spends four weeks a year cruising this unique region.

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Our Hotel Barges in Alsace & Lorraine

Panache

Panache is a deluxe, 12 passenger hotel barge that cruises in Alsace & Lorraine between Krafft and Niderviller from July to October

La Nouvelle Etoile

La Nouvelle Etoile is an ultra-deluxe, 8 passenger hotel barge that cruises in Alsace & Lorraine between Nancy and Strasbourg from mid-August to mid-September

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FROM THE LOCK-KEEPER BLOG

Strasbourg: the City at the Crossroads

Whether you spend your time admiring the cathedral clock or relaxing with a coffee by the canal, a trip to Strasbourg is a highlight of our cruises in Alsace-Lorraine. Read More

Tasting the Wines of Alsace

Our classic and wine cruises offer the chance for casual wine drinkers to become true vinous connoisseurs! Read More

Discover the Wonderful World of René Lalique

A barging holiday through Alsace is the perfect opportunity to learn about and marvel at the exquisite glasswork of René Lalique. Read More

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