Panache hotel barge

Cruising between Strasbourg and Xouaxange on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin

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The barge Panache

Accommodating up to 12 passengers

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Panache is rated 5 out of 5

Panache Special Offers

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On the following departure date
August 26th

Cruise in the Champagne region: 20% off per cabin

On the following dates:
June 10th; July 1st

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Departing June 17th

  • Tour the beautiful city of Strasbourg and visit its Gothic cathedral
  • Explore the Route des Vins d'Alsace
  • Visit the Meteor Brewery, founded in 1640
  • Experience an ascent or descent of the unique Arzviller boat elevator
  • Visit the spectacular Rene Lalique Collection
  • Tour of Sarrebourg including a visit to the Chagall chapel
  • Enjoy a candlelit meal while cruising through the two Arzviller tunnels
  • Excellent towpath for walking or cycling


Cruise file for Panache

From 5350 USD per person

Charters from 52,400 USD


Crew members : 6

Boat size
Length 124′8″ ft (38.00 metres)
Width 16′5″ ft (5.00 metres)

Number of bicycles : 12


Up to 12 guests

Double cabins : 6


Central heating


Spa or pool


TV/DVD in junior suites

CD player / iPod dock

Panache photos and videos

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Testimonials for Panache

Yvonne & Randy Symons; Late May 2017

The boat is excellent, sun protection missing on Panache ,hot-tub  blocking the view somewhat
Roomy cabin (Ravel Junior Suite), nice outside deck space
We rate Panache 8/10 
We cruised from Belguim to Picardy and enjoyed seeing the commercial barges operating on the Canal du Nord
Hotels Afloat: 10/10 for attention to detail and their site
Will probably book again

Best cruises ever, fantastic crew with special attention to my husband with walking issues.

Fred Goldberg, Sweden/ USA. September 2014

We appreciated the efficient and friendly crew, the cosy lounge and Boat rated: 9/10
Liked the combination of cruising on the canals and making bus trips to the surrounding castles, museums, churches, wineyards and villages...
Would you book with us again? Yes

About the barge "Panache"

Panache ie a stylish 12 passenger hotel barge, with spacious public areas and six comfortable double or twin ensuite cabins.
All the bathrooms have twin handbasins and oversized showers with massage jets.
There are panoramic windows in the saloon and the barges has been fitted out in traditional yacht style with brass and mahogany fittings.
A large sun deck and spa pool, plus bicycles for guests use to explore the towpath, complete the picture.
6 crew
Air-conditioned/centrally heated throughout
Sun deck, telescope, spa pool
Wifi (subject to Local reception)
Two air-conditioned minibuses
8 touring bikes, 1 tandem

Plan of Panache

Plan of the hotel barge Panache

Panache cruise routes & itineraries

Cruising between Strasbourg and Xouaxange on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin

Guests are met at the designated meeting point and transferred by air-conditioned minibus to Panache, moored by the Parc de L'Etoile, for a Champagne welcome and the first opportunity to meet the crew.
There is time for a walk or bicyle ride before dinner aboard.

Strasbourg to Walthenheim-sur-Zorn
This morning we enjoy a tour of Strasbourg, including of course, a visit to the 12th century Gothic pink sandstone cathedral, home to an astranomical Renaissance clock and a massive spire.
We visit Place Gutenberg and explore Le Petite France, a pedestrian area brimming with half-timbered houses, boutique shops and cafes.
After lunch we cruise through the Brumath Forest and the captain takes you to a typical Hansel and Gretel style Alsatian inn.
Dinner aboard.

Walthenheim-sur-Zorn to Saverne
We cruise to the enchanting town of Saverne where history traces back over 2000 years to the Gallo-Roman Times, mooring at the foot of the Chateau de Rohan, also known as the Versailles of Alsace.
After lunch we enjoy a scenic drive into the rolling Vosges hills on the Route des Grands Crus, followed by a private tasting of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Riesling wines.
Dinner aboard.

Saverne to Lutzelbourg
After breakfast, a walk through the narrow streets of Saverne before we visit the hilltop 11th century Chateau du Haut Barr, a former residence of the bishops of Strasbourg.
Afternoon cruise through the valley and forest to Lutzebourg where we gaze along the Zorn valley from the castle ruins overlooking our mooring.
Dinner aboard.

Lutzelbourg to Arzviller
We start the day with a visit to a local bakery to watch skilled patissiers at work preparing their delicious creations, then visit the Fusion Libre artistic glass blowers workshop before ascending the unique Arzviller boat elevator that carries Panache effortlessly up the mountainside in minutes.
After lunch, we visit the mountaintop village of La Petite Pierre with its medieval castle, then tour the outstanding Ren� Lalique collection and see over 500 examples of Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware.
Nearby Wingen-sur-Moder is also the World War II battleground where American infantry fought with distinction.
Dinner aboard.

Arzviller to Xouaxange
This morning there is a tour of Sarrebourg, including visits to the 13th century chapel containing remarkable stained-glass windows designed by Marc Chagall, and the impressive museum of Roman and Medieval artefacts.
Then back aboard the hotel barge, whilst passing through the two Azviller tunnels, a candelit meal will be served followed by an afternoon cruise to our final mooring at Xouaxange.
Captain's Farewell Dinner aboard.

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the designated drop off point.

Cruise rates

Strasbourg to Xouaxange dates and rates

Accommodation Regular Value
Whole boat charter for 12 67000 58000
Whole boat charter for 11 65300 56700
Whole boat charter for 10 63600 55400
Whole boat charter for 9 61900 54100
Whole boat charter for 8 59800 52400
Junior suite per person, based on double occupancy 6190 5350
Single supplement 2150 1900
- Departure Dates -
July 22 to August 19
October 7 to October 21

Regular August 26 to September 30

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