Sparkling wines and ancient timbered houses
Cruise destinations for Alsace
Close to the German border, the Alsace Lorraine is renowned for the Black Forest and nature reserves.
There is a dense network of interconnected canals and rivers such as the Marne, Moselle, Meuse, Sarre and of course the Rhine.
Map of the canals and rivers
2 hotel barge cruises
PanacheHolland & Alsace
Self-drive boats in this region
Locaboat have 14 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.
Locaboat have 4 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.
Nicols have 20 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.
France Passion Plaisance
France Passion Plaisance have 7 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.
Le Boat have 27 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.
Bordered by the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest of Germany, the Alsace region has a distinctly Germanic flavour, both culturally and gastronomically.
A famous winemaking region, with fruity white wines, Alsace is also the leading region in terms of beer production, producing about 70% of all French beer.
Food-lovers will relish this region, which has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other region in France!
A winding network of rivers and canals, wending its way through this fertile landscape of forests and nature reserves, makes this the ideal region for nature lovers.
Sporty guests can enjoy swimming, walking, cycling, and water activities. At the same time, those more interested in history and architecture will appreciate the Gothic cathedrals and Baroque Palaces of Strasbourg, Metz, Nancy, and Saarbrucken.
Amongst the waterways to discover are the Canal des Vosges, Canal de la Marne au Rhin, Canal des Houillères de la Sarre, and the rivers Meuse, Moselle and Sarre.
Technical and construction information for the waterways in this region
The Colmar Canal The Vosges Canal The Nancy junction canal The Meuse Canal The Marne-Rhine canal The Rhone-Rhine Canal