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The Art Nouveau Cruise

The Art Nouveau Cruise

The Baroque art and architecture of Nancy enchants you, and the beauty of the green plains instills a sense of calm.

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace

The Baroque art and architecture of Nancy enchants you, and the beauty of the green plains instills a sense of calm.

  • Country / Region
    France / Alsace
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    ItineraryItinerary Hesse RETURN via NancyTourTour Visit magnificent Gothic cathedrals and churches. TourTour Chateaux and historic monumentsActivityActivity Great destination for fishingInclusionInclusion Hire of a fully-equipped boat with kitchenActivityActivity Perfect area for swimming

Summary

Come discover some of Europe’s most beautiful canal cruising grounds as you go on an exciting adventure around Alsace-Lorraine-Saarland. Set on the west bank of the upper Rhine River, it is the best place to enjoy fishing and watersports; plus, it features gorgeous châteaux, quaint villages and local shops that are worth visiting.

Embark from the adorable village of Hesse to Gondrexange and discover amazing opportunities for fishing, swimming, and thrilling water activities. Continue to Lagarde and admire the blooming flowers along its harbour. Next stop is in Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, home to one of France’s biggest cinema museums and the impressive Basilica of St. Nicholas, where the relics of Lorraine’s patron saint reside. Finally, arrive in Nancy, a spectacular riverfront city brimming with Art Nouveau buildings and awe-inspiring sights you have to witness at least once in your life. The most-visited attraction of this city is no other than the Place Stanislas, a picture-postcard royal square with wrought-iron railings and balconies, which are illuminated during the night. The Fine Arts Museum is also a crowd favourite as it showcases brilliant works of arts, including paintings, sculptures, and a Daum crystal collection surrounded by fortifications dating back to the 15th century. As you cruise back to Hesse at a comfortable pace, enjoy the scenery and capture every happy memory along the way. 

 

Cruising time Number of locks Waterways Destination Duration
 28 hours 50  Canal de la Marne au Rhin  Hesse via Nancy 7 nights

 

Choose from our available boats.

Inclusions

  • Hire of the boat and its onboard equipment
  • A fully equipped kitchen
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • A boat handling demonstration prior to departure
  • Technical support
  • On-board maps and visitor information
  • Passage through locks

 

Exclusions

  • Optional holiday extras
  • Boat damage waiver
  • Running costs (diesel, gas, engine wear and tear) - charged by the engine hour (by the litre in Scotland)
  • Travel to and from the base(s)
  • Waterside services if you use them (i.e. moorings where a charge is applicable, pump-out if needed, water, etc.)
  • Cancellation plan & any travel/personal insurance
  • Food and drink

Important Notes

  • The locks on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin and Canal du Rhône au Rhin are automatic and easy to operate, and there is no charge to use them.
  • All locks closed on: 1st May & 1st November

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Itinerary 

Hesse – Gondrexange – Lagarde – Saint-Nicolas-de-Port – Nancy – Hesse

Visit the following key towns and villages:

  • Hesse
  • Gondrexange
  • Lagarde
  • Saint-Nicolas-de-Port
  • Nancy

Hesse
With its highly organised port, Hesse is the perfect starting point and base for a splendid cruising journey in Alsace. Moreover, the peaceful village features well-preserved medieval attractions, such as the ruins of an 11th century Benedictine Abbey, which is now the village church.

Gondrexange
Fish, swim, and enjoy some watersports, or just relax on the magnificent Lake Gondrexange and enjoy the sun! Gondrexange is a charming town perfect for awesome outdoor activities.  

Lagarde
As part of the Lorraine Regional Natural Park, a protected area of the Grand Est region, Lagarde is filled with picturesque landscapes made of forest valleys, wetlands, and flower-lined harbours. Among its magnificent attractions, Saint Jean Baptiste church is a must-see.

Saint-Nicolas-de-Port
"I float, but I do not sink" is the saying in Saint-Nicolas-De-Port, a welcoming city accustomed to fluvial activity for centuries. Visit the pilgrimage site of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas, the French Museum of Brewery, and Museum of Cinema and Photography.

Nancy
Fall in love with Nancy, the former capital of the Duchy of Lorraine, known for its Baroque and Art Nouveau landmarks. Its main attraction is the 18th century Place Stanislas, a royal square listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the extension of its axis, the Place de la Carrière and the Place d'Alliance. At night, the wrought iron grills and balconies of these elegant squares are lighted up, transforming the city into an enchanting dimension. Other popular points of interest are the Ducal Palace with its Lorraine Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, and the botanical garden at Le Montet.

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