These two historic regions are linked by one of France’s most scenic waterways, which rises over the summit of the Vosges Mountains. The contrasts between these neighboring areas provide an interesting counterpoint to the cruise.
Alsace is a storybook land of half – timbered houses, cobblestone streets, and storks nesting on chimney tops. Hospitality beckons from wine taverns where foie gras, tart flambé, and kugelhopf are specialties.
Lorraine is a place of pink sandstone villages, rolling meadows, and mountain forests. It is the home of the savory tart, the quiche lorraine, and Proust’s favorite cake, the madeleine.