The Alsace region is an explosion of flowers and beauty in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains. Sharing a tumultuous history, this part French and part German culture is a delightful mix of the two countries and is a feast for the eyes and senses with its half timbered houses, geranium filled window boxes and the seven varieties of dry white wines.
The Marne-Rhine Canal
Opened in 1853 and stretching 313 km, the Canal de la Marne au Rhin was designed to transport cargo between Paris and Strasbourg and on to Germany. The pretty scenery, quaint villages and green foothills make this an idyllic cruise route for hotel barges.
Sightseeing can include:
The barges cruising the Alsace region:
Please see the individual barge's itineraries for the diverse routes and excursions they include.
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