The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Mulhouse, Day Trips

Across the canal from Wanderlust’s place in Mulhouse’s port de plaisance is the city’s international train station. Aside from allowing us easy access to rail transport and the city’s tram system the location also makes renting a car convenient. Car … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Mulhouse, the Art of the City

Mulhouse is full of art. Like most medium-sized cities in France, Mulhouse has numerous private galleries and a decent musée des beaux-arts or fine arts museum. But city’s artworks are not only contained merely within the walls of its museums … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Halte de Hombourg

While based in Mulhouse for a month we decided to take Wanderlust out for an overnight stay near the Rhine terminus of the Canal du Rhône au Rhin. This excursion was driven by our curiosity about the remaining as yet … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Dannemarie to Mulhouse

If we had been in a hurry we could have departed Dannemarie and made it to Mulhouse, the easternmost city along Canal du Rhône au Rhin, in one day. Instead we chose to break this segment up into two short-ish … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Montreux-Château to Dannemarie

Once Wanderlust passed through the lock to reach Montreux-Château’s small port she was in the Rhône-Rhine’s highest pound, a mere 1,100 feet above sea level. The water in the lock behind us drains down to the River Saône, which merges … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Montbéliard to Montreux-Château

  Leaving Montbéliard on a wet and rainy day we headed in the direction of the Rhine. Our next planned stop was the small pleasure craft port in Montreux-Château. Montreux-Château’s port small straddles the border of the Haut-Rhin and Territoire … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Musée de l’Aventure Peugeot and L’usine PSA de Sochaux

Over 200 years ago, in 1810, the Peugeot family established a manufacturing company in the small commune of Sochaux in the northeast of France. At first Peugeot specialized in the production of hand tools and kitchen equipment. Later, around 1880, … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: L’Isle-sur-le-Doubs to Montbéliard

At the end of a drizzly day of cruising we arrived in Montbéliard France, a town of around 26,000 roughly seven miles from France’s border with Switzerland. Wanderlust had now made it past the halfway point on her cruise from … Continue reading

The Canal du Rhône au Rhin: Besançon to l’Isle-sur-le-Doubs

  It took us two cruising days to cover the stretch of waterway from Besançon to the small commune of l’Isle-sur-le-Doubs. In between Wanderlust spent the night at the port on a canal shunt outside of the village of Baumes-les-Dames. … Continue reading