Champagne Barge Cruises
Barging in Champagne! Champagne is replete with enchanting towns, Gothic churches, battlefields and abbeys, and of course champagne: The very symbol of graceful living and celebration produced nowhere else in the world. Taste champagne IN Champagne – and cruise through a gorgeous region where vineyards line the shore and the history of World War I comes alive.
Champagne lies almost immediately east of Paris.
Barges cruise on the River Marne, Canal de L’Aisne a la Marne, Canal du Marne et Saone.
Obviously, a great draw for champagne-lovers (but remember that WINES from all regions will be served on board). Taste in both the large , world-famous champagne houses and for contrast, at a family-owned vineyard. For lovers of beauty, the scenery is idyllic, and for lovers of history, the sad but impressive World War I sites are a must. In short, an experience which will appeal to all the senses. We find that travelers do not realize how much this region has to offer!
Cathedral at Reims, where the French kings were crowned. Tour Moet et Chandon where millions of bottles of champagne are stored in its cellars! Meaux, the birthplace of Brie cheese – and stop for cheese tasting, too. World War I battlefields, monuments and cemeteries. Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, built by the Finance Minister of King Louis 14th – The chateau which inspired the construction of Versailles! Lovely villages, too.
A great variety from which to choose, but most do not spend the entire season in Champagne. Let us plan your barge trip in this delightful region of France!