Cruising in the Champagne Region
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Images of the Champagne Region of France

The following barges cruise in this area:

Barge Name Price Range (per person) and Maximum number of guests
GOLDEN ODYSSEY $7000-$8000
6 guests
8 guests
PANACHE **Special Offer Available**
12 guests
SAVOIR FAIRE $4000-$5000
12 guests

Where is it?

A couple of hours east of Paris. Principally the River Marne and the Canal Latéral à la Marne. Chalon-en-Champagne, Meaux and Epernay are destinations in this region.

What are the cruises like?

Beautiful...gliding gently aboard your floating hotel through the champagne vineyards is something that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime!

How does this area compare with others in Europe?

The River Marne is one of the most beautiful rivers in France.

Why would I want to cruise here?

- Because you’d like to experience a glorious week of wine-tasting, and, of course, champagne tasting! Private tours of the extensive cellars of Moet and Chandon. Explore also the abbey where the monk Dom Perignon is said to have first made champagne...
- Because you can visit Meaux—the centre of Brie cheese-making - and sample many varieties of this famously French favourite.
- Visits to battlefields of the First World War and exploration of the history of that time is easy to do from this region.
- Because you love fine food, fine wine, champagne and European history.

Images of the Champagne Region of France Images of the Champagne Region of France

Experience glorious luxury aboard La Nouvelle Etoile (top of page and saloon, right) cruising in Champagne...

How can I travel to this area?

As well as the extensive road network, there are several airports and train stations in this region:

TGV train stations
  • Paris
        City centre:
          Montparnasse, Gare du Nord
          Gare de l'Est, Gare de Lyon
        Outer city:
          Marne-la-Vallee, CDG airport
  • Reims
  • Champagne-Ardennes
Click here to go to the Barge Company dedicated 'trains' website to find out more about travelling around France on the TGV High Speed Rail network

Phone: +33 561 59 20 07, Fax: +33 561 59 23 54
Phone (Toll-Free from USA + Canada): 1-800-688-0245

The Barge Cruise Company Ltd, 2 Allée de Castelnouvel, 31490 Léguevin