Your Journey

From World War I battle sites and Medieval settlements to stunning covered markets and boutique boulangeries, the Champagne region is alive with history and culture. Let us be your guide.

Includes

Table d’hôte meals and complimentary beverages

All excursions including exclusive use of onboard bicycles

Private guide

Return transfer from Paris

Itinerary

01

Ferté-sous-Jouarre

Join the barge for a champagne reception, meeting your captain and crew. Meanwhile, your chef is preparing your first gourmet dinner of the week.

02

Château-Thierry

Relax as you cruise along the winding River Marne to the village of Château-Thierry.

Lunch is followed by a visit to Belleau Wood, the site of a famous World War I battle , and the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial. Head to the enchanting medieval town of Chézy-sur-Marne for a taste of the famous Brie de Meaux in a local fromagerie. Back on board, enjoy a champagne tasting on deck as your chef prepares dinner.

03

Mareuil-le-Port

After a leisurely morning, alight for a short drive to the Michelin-starred Hostellerie La Briqueterie—the venue for today’s lunch.

Continue to the house of Champagne J. de Telmont for a unique oenological workshop. On the way back, your guide takes you for a brief visit to the abbey in Hautvillers where Dom Pérignon’s tomb lies.

04

Condé-sur-Marne

Rise early to accompany your chef to the charming covered market in Épernay, selecting the best seasonal produce for lunch today. While the chef returns to the barge, stay and explore the attractive town.

Enjoy a private tasting at Moêt & Chandon. Enjoy a tasting and a sabering demonstration at the family-run champagne house of Ployez-Jacquemart before returning to the boat for dinner.

05

Juvigny

As we leave the River Marne and join the canal, take advantage of the slow pace and wide towpaths to alight for a walk or a bicycle ride alongside the barge.

After lunch, your guide will accompany you to the city of Reims. Explore the beautiful gothic cathedral, the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the bountiful shops. Return to the barge for dinner.

06

Châlons-en-Champagne

The final leg of our journey brings us to the picturesque town of Châlons-en-Champagne. Attractions include the gothic Saint-Étienne Cathedral, museum of the Notre-Dame-en-Vaux Cloister, and three glorious public gardens.

Alight after lunch to explore at your leisure. Back on board, your chef is busy preparing a farewell gala dinner.

07

Disembark

After breakfast, the crew bids you farewell as you disembark for your onward travel arrangements.