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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.

Panache Alsace Map

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

Deluxe 12 Passengers 6 Crew Cruise Rates

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

Alsace & Lorraine Videos

FROM THE LOCK-KEEPER BLOG

The Great Wine Regions of France

Think you know your French wines? Whilst the varieties are of abundance, the great regions are comparatively few. Learn more in our handy guide... Read More

The Top 5 Things to Do in Strasbourg

Perhaps you've found yourself in Alsace for the weekend? Here's the top five things you should do while you're there! Read More

The Violence and Beauty of the Strasbourg Cathedral

Discover a turbulent history and breathtaking beauty at the Strasbourg Cathedral. Read More

Our Favourite Foodie Highlights of France

Foodie Francophiles, this is the blog post for you – find out our three favourite gastronomic opportunities on a French barge cruise. Read More

5 French River Cruises for 2019

We offer you our rundown of spectacular French River Cruises, from the serenity of a Champagne cruise to the Franco-German castles of the Alsace Region. Read More

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

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