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European Canal Barge Cruises

'C'est la Vie' - Champagne 2018


7 Days from $6,695

Limited to 8 guests

Relax in oversized cabins on board 'C'est la Vie,' toasting this graceful journey through northern France with two Champagne tastings. Visit somber reminders of World War I, explore historic Reims and its great cathedral, and indulge in the inspired creations of Chef Arnaud Lallement during an unforgettable dinner ashore at L'Assiette Champernoise, a three-star Michelin restaurant.

'C'est la Vie' - Burgundy Canal Vessel

Vessel Information

128 feet long, 16 feet wide with air conditioning and central heating

Capacity for 8 in 4 king/twin suites, each outward facing with en suite bathroom

Salon with stereo system and assortment of CDs

Sun deck, partially covered by a retractable canopy for al fresco dining

Bicycles available

Internet access (limited in some areas)

All meals and beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic) included

Deck Plan
Day 1
SUNDAY

Meet in Paris and drive to luxurious 'C’est la Vie,' moored in the hamlet of village of Meaux. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabin before a gourmet dinner on board.

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Meals: Dinner
Day 2
MONDAY

Cruise to Saint-Jean-les-Doux-Jumeaux, disembarking for a tour of the stunning 17th-century Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a historic French Baroque masterpiece designed by the architect and decorator of Versailles.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
TUESDAY

On a day devoted to remembrance, cruise to Château-Thierry, where historic battles have been fought, from the Napoleonic era through the 20th century. Then, proceed to the solemn battle sites of Belleau Wood and the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, which commemorate American Marines who fell while fighting in this region during World War I.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
WEDNESDAY

Moor in Épernay and disembark for a tasting at famed Moët & Chandon winery, with its 18 miles of cellars where some 30 million bottles are stored. Then, visit Hautvillers, a picturesque hilltop village where you learn about 18th-century Benedictine monk Dom Pérignon and his historic contributions to the méthode champenoise — the art of making Champagne.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
THURSDAY

After a leisurely morning cruise with time to walk or cycle along the towpath, disembark to experience a small, family-run vineyard for a tasting. Tonight enjoy dinner ashore at the three-star Michelin restaurant, L'Assiette Champenoise, where the renowned Chef Arnaud Lallement presents a menu that evolves with the seasons.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
FRIDAY

Today, visit Reims and its 13th-century Gothic cathedral, where French kings were once crowned, followed by time at leisure to explore on your own. Then, return to the barge for a gala Captain's dinner tonight.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
SATURDAY

After breakfast, disembark in Sillery and transfer back to Paris to depart.

Meals: Breakfast

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.
'C'est la Vie' also cruises in Burgundy from Apr 15 to Jun 23 and in the Upper Loire from Jul 1 to Aug 25. Contact A&K for details.

2019 Travel | 2019 prices available on request. Please contact A&K for details.


Prices are in USD, per person and based on double occupancy unless noted as charter. Contact A&K for availability. 

  • Departing Every Sunday Between Sep 2 - Oct 13, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,995
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $55,960
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
  • Departing Every Sunday Between Oct 14 - 27, 2018
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Cabin Class
    Cabin
    Price
    $6,695
    Single Supplement
    $3,695
    Cabin Class
    6-night charter
    Price
    $51,200
    Single Supplement
    N/A
    How many people are travelling in your group?
    Please enter a group size 1-10.
Journey Details

Minimum age: 17 (independent bookings only); No minimum age for charters.

Independent Bookings available with a minimum of 2 booked cabins.

Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates.

Reduced pricing available for Private Charters of 6-7 guests.

'C'est la Vie' also cruises in Burgundy from Apr 15 to Jun 23 and in the Upper Loire from Jul 1 to Aug 25. Contact A&K for details.


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