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    RIVER CRUISE from Basel to Strasbourg and back

    RIVER CRUISE on the RHINE was not really an old and long dream, but we had sometimes considered a cruise on a sea. Then we took a quick decision one day, and booked a river cruise on the Rhine, with just 2 nights and including a visit to Strasbourg with its beautiful Christmas market as a highlight before returning to Basel. This could be, and…

  • Trips to France

    The Boat Lift, Alsace, France

    The Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane, a long description of a very interesting boat lift on the edge of Alsace, 50 minutes by car from Strasbourg. The first canal, the Marne-Rhine Canal, was built from 1838 to 1853, to be able to cross the Vosges mountains by boat via seventeen locks. Finally in 1969 the inclined plane lift was finished and the travel time of the 314…

  • Trips to France

    The knives from Laguiole

    LAGUIOLE, a small French town, but a big historic place in the Massif Central, is just 700 km from Basel. We visited the area this spring, to see the famous Aubrac cattle, taste the local food including the great (Aubrac) steaks, local sausages, cheese and aligot, and of course to buy some of the fantastic handmade knives. The ORIGINAL Laguiole knives with the iconic bee…

  • Trips to France

    THE CHEESE MAN

    IF YOU are a cheese lover, THIS place is fabulous. We will never say to any one that they HAVE to go, but here we are pretty close! 🙂Mr Bernard Antony, Cheese Master, established his first of seven cheese cellars in 1983. Today he and his team nurtures, yah, practically breeds :), and matures fantastic quality artisan made cheese, from all over France. Be it from goat,…