Where is it?
North East France, taking in Nancy, Saverne,
Strasbourg and Colmar
, going on down to Franche-Comté where Belfort
What are the cruises like?
Cruising through this region
you can feel the history of Europe
all around you. The Alsatian people
have long prided their special land and culture
, often fought over,
and the Germanic influence
is very evident here. This portion of
France has been claimed as German soil many times throughout the
past centuries and this lends the area its very historic ambiance
. It is
also an excellent wine producing region
and you will cruise through
lush green valleys with the majestic Vosges Mountains in the
How does this area compare with others in Europe?
Very well indeed
. The region is abounding with living
—the art nouveau movement was centred in Nancy
speaks for itself as a centre of European culture
the European Parliament which you will float right past on
entering this grand city
. Charming Belfort and Besançon
interesting destinations with their ancient fortified castles
Why would I want to cruise here?
Vineyards, fine wines, European history, art
nouveau architecture and the fantastic art museum at Nancy, a pleasing climate, and our luxury
barges, of course!