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A sensational voyage through the heart of Champagne

Explore vintage vineyards and pretty riverside towns as you glide along from Chalons-en-Champagne to Epernay.

Tour the best of the Marne Valley on the largest lock barge in our fleet. Take a seat on the polished teak deck and slip into a more tranquil pace. Or unlock your inner connoisseur under the guidance of our well-versed crew. A variety of unique curiosities and experiences await off-board to enchant your whole party.

The Cabins

The Cabins

A soft, serene décor complements the hushed scenery outside. With refined oak-panelled ceilings and ensuite bathrooms, each cabin provides welcome rest after a day of activity.

Drink in the views from your open window, or simply lay back and let your mind drift before evening cocktails on deck.

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    A sparkling sojourn

    Let the champagne pour as you follow the flow of France’s beautiful river Marne.

    If you linger over the view from the abbey at Hautvillers, you’ll sense a nascent sparkle in the air rising from the very vines grown by Dom Perignon himself. At Epernay, sample sensational champagnes from the house of Moët & Chandon, a liquid legend over 200 years in the making. Sit back, relax—take a sip.

    The Experience

    The Experience

    With scenery this marvellous, why rush? Cruising aboard our fleet is a suitably laid back affair. Unwind on deck under our sheltered canopy, or give in to a medley of local delicacies.

    Visit gothic cathedrals and the tomb of Dom Perignon. Stroll down the iconic Avenue de Champagne before an exclusive tasting of word-class sparkling wines. From Burgundy to Lyon, Dijon to Arles, pure French finery is guaranteed.

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