Barge Holidays in France - Alsace

Alsace Boat Hire Map

Barge holidays and Europa boat holidays from Lutzelbourg base

Our base at Lutzelbourg provides an Alsatian welcome, with its castle and its famous crystal workshops.

Whichever way you cruise, half timbered houses with pretty windowboxes, onion-domed church-towers, intricate wrought-ironwork and a hundred small details give the villages a festival air. Wherever you stop, you'll find the food equally special: choucroute and charcuterie as well as mouthwatering plum and greengage tarts.

Cruising the Canal de la Sarre you pass mainly through woodland with the odd small town to tempt you with a restaurant meal. At Sarreguemines you'll be charmed by the hand-decorated pottery. On your return you'll travel on the boat lift at Arzviller which replaces 17 locks.

Following the Marne-Rhine Canal you pass through Saverne with its ducal palace and across the Alsatian plain to the heart of Strasbourg. At Toul, a town fortified by Vauban and enjoying fine views over the loops of the river Moselle, you are entering Lorraine. Its countryside is just as fine as its cities, of which Nancy and Metz are the highpoints.

Arzviller boatlift
Penichette Moored at Dinant

View Penichette and Europa Cruising Routes from Lutzelbourg Base

Penichette Cruising Routes in Alsace - Lorraine


1 week:

Lutzelbourg, Saverne - Strasbourg

114 km, 62 locks, 4 h 45 / day.

Lutzelbourg - Arzviller - Mittersheim - Sarralbe

144 km, 48 locks, 4 h 45 / day.

Lutzelbourg - Arzviller - Dombasle - Nancy

190 km, 50 locks, 5 h 30 / day.

10/11 Days:

Lutzelbourg - Arzviller - Sarreguemines - Saverne

212 km, 82 locks, 4h 45 / day.

2 Weeks:

Lutzelbourg, Arzviller - Sarreguemines - Nancy - Toul

402 km, 126 locks, 5 h / day.

Lutzelbourg - Arzviller - Dombasle - Nancy - Metz

346 km, 68 locks, 4 h 30 / day.

Lutzelbourg - Arzviller - Sarreguemines - Saarbrucken

234 km, 72 locks, 5 h / day.