The Madeleine is a barge that runs between Lagarde and Strasbourg (or return) in the Alsace region of France. Whilst the barge can accommodate 22 passengers, we were lucky that there were only 10 of us.
We did have a problem at the beginning because the company didn't provide very good directions for our collection at Strasbourg station - we were all in different places! A map with clear instructions would help.
The food was exquisite as they served us food local to the region. Wine was included with lunch and dinner. Lunch also included beautiful cheeses which they described prior to the meal.
We spent most of our time either 1. relaxing in the lounge as we passed through the many locks 2. walking or cycling on the tow path or in the quaint villages 3. Participating in the excursions they arranged for us.
The entire journey was very relaxing, the staff friendly and helpful. We just loved it and highly recommend it as a wonderful, relaxing way to see a small region of France.
Cabins are small with twin beds & private bathroom facilities. There's a good amount of storage, considering the size.
Bathroom is obviously small, but serviceable.
It is clean and modern.