The Canal Boat Cruise to Champagne from Paris to Epernay is a lifelong experience. Cruise on the majestic Marne canal lined with cities full of character. Discover charming and timeless Paris and its famous monuments. See Reims, the City of Art and History, home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the magnificent Reims Cathedral. Do not miss out on Hautvillers and its beautiful surrounding vineyards.
On the Canal Boat Cruise to Champagne, the excursions are included. In some cases, you will have a choice of optional excursions on the extensions.
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.
Set out on an excursion through the major sites of the capital: the Place de la République, the main boulevards, the Opera, the Place de la Madeleine, Place Vendôme and the Louvre. Join us on an original walk along the prettiest covered arcades in Paris, allowing you to travel back through time and history around the Palais Royal. We'll return on board and start cruising towards Lagny-sur-Marne.
Cruise to Isles-les-Meldeuses. This afternoon, join us on a tour of the charming town of Meaux, from the Cathedral to the Bishops' Palace, passing the Gallo-Roman ramparts and the magnificent Bossuet Garden, traditionally believed to be an early work of Le Nôtre.
We'll discover and taste the Brie de Meaux cheese, hailed as "the King of Cheeses”. During this visit, the ship continues cruising to Saint-Jean-Les-Deux-Jumeaux where we will return on board.
This morning will be spent cruising, passing Champigny and Drachy, through the heart of the Seine-et-Marne countryside and its Champagne vines. In the afternoon, we'll arrive in Château-Thierry and set off for an excursion with a falconry show(1). We'll get the chance to discover an art that has been classified as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Afterwards, we'll return on board.
We'll start sailing towards Dormans. This afternoon, join us on an excursion along the famous Champagne route. We'll start off with a guided tour of the village of Hautvillers. This picturesque village is located in the Montagne de Reims Regional Natural Park and is best explored on foot. We'll continue our visit to a prominent champagne house, with a tasting*.
Sail to Epernay in the morning. This afternoon, we'll set off by coach for our excursion to Reims, known as the "City of Coronations”. We'll take part in a guided tour of the historic center as well as a guided visit of the cathedral, which receives about one million visitors annually. We'll return on board. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board your Canal Boat Cruise to Champagne before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Transfer to Paris. End of our services.
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The MS Raymonde is 10 cabin canal boat or barge cruiser. She is fully staffed and can carry up to 22 guests. Sailing the Marne canal from Paris to Epernay, guests enjoy the marvels of Paris and the Champagne Region.
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