Barge Cruise in France - Wine, Seine, Paris


Paris to Epernay

Sunday – Paris

Guests are met at the designated meeting place and transferred to Savoir Faire moored in the heart of Paris. Your Captain welcomes you aboard and introduces you to the crew and then we enjoy a cruise through Paris past the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and Notre Dame. Your crew will serve champagne and canapés on deck as we cruise past the monuments and romantic bridges of this delightful city. This evening your master chef will delight you with the first of many delicious meals. Welcome Dinner aboard.

Monday – Paris to Meaux

An early morning cruise out of Paris onto the River Marne. After lunch, we visit the magnificent Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its gardens, location of the film “The Man in the Iron Mask”. Return to the Savoir Faire in Meaux in time for a stroll along the riverbank before dinner aboard.

Tuesday – Meaux to La Ferté-sous-Jouarre

A morning tour of Meaux, the capital of Brie de Meaux, a delicious creamy cheese exported throughout the world. Here we visit the cathedral and a local cheese supplier. We then cruise to La Ferté-sous-Jouarre where we moor overnight. Dinner aboard.

Wednesday – La Ferté-sous-Jouarre to Château Thierry

We are now in the heart of the Champagne region as we cruise upstream to Charly-sur-Marne. We visit one of the small family vineyards, to taste their wonderful champagne and visit their cellars. Lunch is followed by an idyllic afternoon cruise to Château Thierry, a pretty town that offers a promenade along the original walls of the town with views over the Marne Valley. The area was the scene of American battles in World War One. Nearby is the American Monument that was built in 1929 at an altitude of 660 feet to commemorate the American troops who fought in World War One. (Optional visit to Belleau Wood battlefield and the American cemetery). Dinner aboard.

Thursday – Château Thierry to Damery

Today, our cruise along the River Marne winds its way through vine-covered hills dotted with small wine villages to the delightful little town of Damery. After lunch we visit the cellars of Moet & Chandon for a private tasting, followed by a stroll around Epernay. Dinner aboard.

Friday – Damery to Cumières

After breakfast, we cruise the last stretch of the River Marne before arriving at our mooring in Cumières. We visit the outside of the Abbaye Saint Pierre d’Hautvillers where the monk Dom Perignon first made champagne. After lunch, we drive to the majestic Reims Cathedral, where the Kings of France were crowned. We return to Savoir Faire for cocktails on deck, surrounded by stunning scenery. Tonight your chef adorns your table with a special Farewell Dinner. Candlelit crystal and gleaming silverware add to the romantic ambiance of your celebration. Laughter, great times and the warmth of friendship contribute to those “Golden Memories” that last a lifetime.

Saturday – Cumières

After breakfast, disembark the Savoir Faire and transfer by minibus to Paris and your designated drop off point.

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