Meet in Paris for transfer to Charly-sur-Marne. After a welcome reception and crew introductions, settle into your spacious cabin before a gourmet dinner on board.
This morning, cruise through a landscape of villages and vineyards to Château-Thierry. Visit the battle site of Belleau Wood and the beautifully maintained Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, commemorating the sacrifice of American marines in World War I.
Today, visit Épernay, home to many Champagne houses. Enjoy a tasting at the famed Möet & Chandon winery with its 18 miles of cellars, where some 30 million bottles are stored. Continue to the pretty village of Hautvillers, where monk Dom Perignon invented the Champagne-making process.
Disembark for a mouth-watering visit to a chocolatier in Pierry, savoring the scents and flavors of their delectable sweets. Tonight, enjoy dinner ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
After a leisurely morning cruise, take a scenic drive to the village of Vaudemang where you visit a family-run vineyard for a tour and tasting. Later, enjoy another gourmet dinner aboard 'C'est la Vie.'
During today's excursion to Reims, visit the magnificent 13th-century cathedral where French kings were crowned. Continue to the former palace of the Archbishops of Reims, now a museum, with time at leisure for individual exploration of the historic town.
After breakfast, disembark in Reims and transfer back to Paris.
Route runs in reverse on alternate weeks and may differ on selected cruise dates. 'C'est la Vie' also cruises on the Upper Loire and in Burgundy from Apr 18 to May 16. Contact A&K for details.
Book a 2022 cruise at 2021 pricing when you reserve by May 31, 2021. Contact A&K for details.