Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Six cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • All with choice of one queen or two twin beds
  • All 150 sq. feet
Also in Each Cabin
  • Double sink in bathroom
  • One large opening window
Public Area
  • Picture windows in elegant salon, dining room
  • WIFI with limited availability
Deck
  • 128 Feet Long
  • Spacious deck with jacuzzi
  • 12 touring bicycles

Itineraries

Chalon en Champagne to La Ferte sur Jouarre on the Canal Lateral a la Marne

Sunday
Private Chauffeured Transfer from Paris to the Bargesunday image
Private Chauffeured Transfer from Paris to the Barge
Travel: Paris to Chalons-en-Champagne
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met at the designated meeting point by Panache crew. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in the city of Châlons-en- Champagne. A traditional champagne welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before your first of many gourmet dinners aboard. Take a dip in the hot tub to end the day!

Monday
A Taste and Tour in Reimsmonday image
A Taste and Tour in Reims
Travel: Châlons-en-Champagne to Tours-sur- Marne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

As Panache gently begins her first cruise, laze on deck and admire the passing scenery, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, your Tour Guide escorts you to Reims Cathedral for a tour of the magnificent church where the Kings of France were crowned; Marc Chagall designed the stained glass installed in 1974 in the axis of the apse. Next, enjoy a to visit a master cheesemaker for a tasting of the region's various Bries. Return to the barge for cocktails, canapes, and dinner.

Tuesday
Bottoms Up!tuesday image
Bottoms Up!
Travel: Tours-sur Marne to Cumières
Meals: Breakfast & lunch onboard, dinner ashore

A morning cruise presents the perfect opportunity to relax on deck with a cup of coffee or tea, perhaps while lazing in the hot tub. This afternoon, excursions begin in the quaint village of Hautvillers where Dom Perignon first invented the famous drink! Next, your Tour Guide accompanies you one of the most select champagne makers, Domaine Ployez-Jacquemart, for a private tour and tasting. Return to the barge to freshen up for tonight's special dinner, as it is taken ashore at a local bistro.

Wednesday
Sip, Shop, and Stroll through Epernaywednesday image
Sip, Shop, and Stroll through Epernay
Travel: Cumières to Courcelles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

This morning, uncork the best of the region's signature wine. Your Tour Guide accompanies you to the lively town of Epernay for a private tasting of wonderful champagnes. Cheers! Sparkling wine practically runs through Épernay’s veins and lends the town its dignified architecture such as the stately town hall, the Château Perrier museum, and the Théâtre Gabrielle-Dorziat. Sip, shop, and stroll your way through this charming town. Back onboard, explore the towpath by bicycle or on foot during a cruise preceding another delicious dinner.

Thursday
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Military History Comes Alive
Travel: Courcelles to Château-Thierry
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner onboard

Start the day on deck admiring the passing countryside, or explore the towpath's flora and fauna with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. Today's mooring is at Château Thierry, a historic town overlooking the river. For those interested in history, this afternoon's visits to the American WWI Monument and the American Cemetery at Belleau Wood memorial site are a highlight of the cruise. These iconic yet sobering sites are an important part of world history. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for drinks and dinner.

Friday
Pampered Grapes and a Private Tastingfriday image
Pampered Grapes and a Private Tasting
Travel: Château-Thierry to La Ferté-sur- Jouarre
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

This morning's excursion is a tour and tasting at Maison Pannier, a select champagne house with a labyrinth of medieval underground cellars. The wines here offer the flavors of Chardonnay terroirs, Pinot Noir, and of course Pinot Meunier, a grape variety which gives its champagnes a gourmand character and pleasant fruitiness. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for a final afternoon cruise. Freshen up a bit, as cocktails and canapes precede tonight's farewell gala at the Captain's Dinner.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Paris
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to a designated drop off point in Paris.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions.

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Goat Cheese and Sun Dried Tomato Quiche
  • Sea Bass with Creamed Leeks and Tartar Sauce
  • Cheeses: Comte and Brie de Meaux
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas, and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Seared Scallops in Cauliflower Puree with Crisps and Chive Oil
  • Beef Filet with Potato Rosti and Red Wine Jus
  • Cheeses: Epoisses, Valencey, and Roquefort
  • Banana Souffle with Double Chocolate Glace
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
  • 1 Dinner Ashore Inclusive of the Cruise Rate
Wine
  • Meursault Bouchard Père et Fils 2008
  • Pouilly Fuissé Chanson 2010
  • Sancerre Henri Bougeois 2012
  • Moulin à Vent “Champ de Cour” Louis Jadot 2002
  • Cornas Domaine Colombo 2009
  • Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Camus 2004

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 8 guests)-$59,800
Private Charter for 9-$61,900
Private Charter for 10-$63,600
Private Charter for 11-$65,300
Private Charter for 12-$67,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$6,190
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$2,150

2017 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
June18-24, 25-1
July2-8, 9-15

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 8 guests)-$59,800
Private Charter for 9-$61,900
Private Charter for 10-$63,600
Private Charter for 11-$65,300
Private Charter for 12-$67,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$6,190
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$2,150

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
June17-23, 24-30
July1-7, 8-14

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • chauffeured transfers from Paris to the barge & return
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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