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The Great War, Cruise on the Marne canal From Epernay to Paris
7 days with CroisiEurope  |  See Prices

  • The most modern barge fleet in Europe
  • Fabrics by Missoni Design
  • Bicycles available on board
  • Belleau and the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery 
  • The Battlefields of the Marne and the Museum of the Great War
  • An out-of-the-ordinary visit to Paris and Les Invalides
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea.
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine


FastDeal # Departs From
DAY 1: Paris - EPERNAY
Transfer by coach from Paris to Epernay. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. in Epernay. After you've settled comfortably in your cabin, we'll present our crew to you before having dinner. We'll then enjoy dinner on board and stay overnight.
 
DAY 2: EPERNAY - DORMANS
Full board on board. The morning, leave by coach on a tour of Verdun, including a visit to Fort Douaumont, and visit of the Douaumont ossuary. We'll finish the visit with the "Tranchée des Baïonnettes" (bayonet trench). Return on board and continue our cruise to Dormans. Arrival in Dormans during the evening. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 3: DORMANS - CHÂTEAU THIERRY
Full board on board. This morning, tour on the famous Champagne Tourist Route. Guided tour of the village of Hautvillers, once home to the famous Dom Perignon, and visit to a prominent champagne house, with a tasting. Return on board and afternoon spent cruising towards Château Thierry. Arrival in Château Thierry in the evening. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 4: CHÂTEAU THIERRY - SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX
Full board on board. In the morning, visit of the Remembrance Museum of Belleau(1), and visit of the Aisne-Marne Cemetery. Return on board. We'll cruise to Saint-Jean-Les-Deux-Jumeaux, passing by Drachy and Champigny as we cruise through the vineyard-dotted landscapes of the Seine-et-Marne. Arrival in the evening. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 5: SAINT-JEAN-LES-DEUX-JUMEAUX - MEAUX - LAGNY-SUR-MARNE
Full board on board. Morning spent cruising to Meaux. Arrival in Meaux. The Afternoon, guided tour of the Battlefields of the Marne and the Museum of the Great War. The circuit of the Battlefields of the Marne takes us through the most important combat areas. During the excursion, the ship will cruise towards Lagny-sur-Marne where we will return on board. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 6: LAGNY-SUR-MARNE - PARIS
Full board on board. Cruise to Paris. The afternoon, arrival in Paris and departure for a coach and foot tour of Paris. We'll visit Les Invalides, which retraces history from 1871 to 1945, including the two World War. Return on board. Gala evening. Overnight stop.
 
DAY 7: PARIS
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 9:00 a.m. 
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Raymonde
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea.
  • All meals onboard for Superb French Cuisine
  • Farewell Gala dinner
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Port Talk
  • Captain Welcome cocktail Reception
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • (1) Depending on the mooring point of the ship, a transfer by coach may be arranged on board. A 20 € per person supplement will be payable on the spot.
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