Our barge adventure on European Waterways’ Panache spanned only six days, but by midweek we already had collected several memorable experiences. I’ve provided links in case you missed our first two full days aboard:
- Barging, Are You Kidding? A Journey Through Alsace & Lorraine On European Waterways’ Panache
- Barging On European Waterways’ Panache Through Charming French Villages: A Culturally Immersive Adventure
Today, after lunch on board Panache, which included Quiche Lorraine, we hopped in a Mercedes Benz van for the 15-minute drive to Sarrebourg. There, we visited the Chapel of Cordeliers, where a stained glass window called Vitrail de la Paix (Peace Window) by renowned artist Marc Chagall, stands 12 meters high.
One of the most successful artists of the 20th century, Chagall was a Russian-French artist associated with several major artistic styles. An early modernist, he created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.
We also visited the Sarrebourg Regional Museum, which featured a tapestry by Chagall as well as exhibits about his life. For Chagall fans, our afternoon in Sarrebourg was a winner. And making a good thing even better, all tours as well as entrance fees were included in the cost of our cruise, with a guide.
There’s more to come about our voyage on European Waterways’ Panache as we make our way to Alsace. Stay tuned.