2 to 6-night discovery cruise of Champagne region; experience the origins of the bubbles

Join us for a bespoke barge cruise in Champagne...without the luxury price tag

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River trip highlights

  1. Discover the secrets of France's most famous wine
  2. Explore beautiful and picturesque villages
  3. Dine at some of the region's best restaurants
  1. Enjoy wine tastings with passionate artisan producers..
  2. ..and visit the cellars at an iconic Grande Maison
  3. Tempt your tastebuds at the Saturday morning market

River trip summary

Sailing along the peaceful canal, afternoon visits to vineyards, charming villages or historic cities and of course, plenty of champagne – what’s not to love about a barge cruise through France’s beautiful Champagne region?

 

ALL-INCLUSIVE CRUISES IN CHAMPAGNE 

 

  • With just your group aboard, a cruise like having your own ‘private floating villa’ that moves to a different location each day. And best of all with the crew handling all the organization, everyone can relax and enjoy their holiday.
  • You'll quickly slide into the gentle routine of cruising and excursions, punctuated with delicious meals. Feeling energetic? - then borrow a bike and explore before meeting the barge further down the canal.
  • Want to just while away the afternoon soaking up the sun and enjoying a good book? - no problem. We offer a range of cruise lengths, from 4-night minimum, to suit your budget and travel plans.

 

And our charter cruise price includes:

 

  • Exclusive use of the barge for your group
  • Breakfast and lunch aboard each day
  • All dinners, either ashore at restaurants or aboard
  • All wines, beers and soft drinks aboard
  • Daily excursions with one of the crew as your guide
  • 9 seater vehicle with driver for excursions and transfers
  • Private transfer between Paris and the barge
  • Use of all onboard amenities including hot tub, wi-fi and bicycles
  • All taxes, fuel and mooring charges

 

A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY;

 

  • Our cruise takes us into the heart of the Champagne region, along both historic canals built in the 17th and 18th centuries to allows regional trade, and the beautiful winding Marne river.
  • We typically spend 3 to 5 hours cruising each morning through the varied landscape of the French countryside past vineyards, châteaux and through woodland and charming villages.
  • As the barge travels at only around 3 miles per hour (6 kilometers per hour), there’s time to look around and take in the beautiful tranquility of the countryside sliding past. While we're traveling, you can relax on the deck and soak in the scenery, lose yourself in a book, take a nap in the sunshine or, if you want, 'join the crew' and help with the ropes.
  • You can even soak in the jacuzzi with a glass of something as you watch the champagne countryside sliding past.
  • Typically we moor in a village or town, however, on at least one night we will be on a rural mooring - a really special experience with just the vast sky above and the sounds of nature.

 

DISCOVER CHARMING VILLAGES, VINEYARDS AND SPARKLING CITIES;

 

  • Whilst the route the barge travels are set, before your trip, we’ll work with you to create a bespoke itinerary for your group. Whether you’re village strollers, wine lovers, culture vultures or history buffs we’ll find the excursions that will make your holiday with us memorable forever.
  • While some visits are just a short walk from our mooring, most days we’ll use our comfortable 9-seater van to explore a bit further afield. And having been in the Champagne region for several years now we have done the hard work for you and found amazing locations that showcase the best of the area’s wine, countryside, history, and culture.
  • Whether you are meeting a passionate 5th generation winemaker, visiting the historic city of Reims or exploring a privately owned 18th-century château you’ll meet local people and enjoy authentic experiences.
  • We can also arrange a myriad of excursions and activities from golf to hot air ballooning, a tour of the WW1 battlefields to a cooking class, to create a cruise totally customized to your group’s interests. Or for the champagne connoisseur, we can make arrangements for a tasting or tour at your favorite champagne houses, even those that are not normally open to the public.

 

FABULOUS FOOD AND WONDERFUL WINE;

 

  • Served aboard while the barge is cruising, lunch is typically a relaxed affair at the deck-top dining table. This is your opportunity to try the pâtes, charcuterie, cheeses, and quiches that France is famous for, all accompanied by a feast of salads.
  • We also offer different wine options with lunch each day, sourced directly from small independent vineyards. During your cruise, you’ll have the chance to try famous Grand Cru wines and the hidden gems of smaller lesser-known vineyards that you’ll never taste outside France.
  • Typically you will eat aboard on two evenings during your cruise - one formal three-course dinner and one informal barbecue night. On the other evenings, you’ll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. We aim to offer a range of dining experiences across the week from village restaurants filled with locals rather than tourists to Michelin starred dining.

 

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River trip description

Our charter cruises generally start on Wednesday, but we can be flexible, and arrange a different date of departure to fit in with your other travel plans.  Please note that on some dates the route direction will be reversed, ie. Sillery to Chateau Thierry

 

Day 1- Wednesday: Arrival onboard at Chateau Thierry

 

  • One of our crew members will meet you in Paris, and drive you in our 9 seater minivan to where the barge is moored in the town of Chateau Thierry. 
  • You will then have time to meet the rest of the crew, discover the barge and enjoy some canapes and of course a glass of champagne!  It's the perfect time to ask questions about your stay, the rules onboard, and the adventure that is about to start.  If you like there's time for a stroll in town before sitting down to a three-course dinner on board. 

 

Day 2-Thursday: Morning cruise to Dormans and champagne producer visit

 

About 9.30 am we’ll be taking off the mooring ropes to start our cruise along the river Marne.  This tree-lined winding river has for centuries been an important trade route to Paris and even today we will likely pass some cargo barges on our journey. 

Otherwise, the river is a peaceful place with wildlife, fishermen patiently waiting for their catch, pleasure boaters, and canoeists.

 

Afternoon - recommended excursion: Champagne Dom Caudron

  • A visit to this village co-operative makes an ideal introduction to how champagne is produced.  We start our tour at the historic wine presses in the museum, before moving onto the modern cuverie. 
  • And your visit ends with a tasting of three champagnes, each paired with a different handmade chocolate.  We’ll then take a short drive to the Memorial Chapel in Dormans, with its beautiful views over the Marne river valley, before walking back through the village to the barge.  

 

Alternative excursions

  • WW1 History - This area was a key strategic location during the Aisne Marne Offensive during the closing stages of World War 1.  We start our tour at the statuesque Franco-American Memorial atop Hill 204, with its sweeping views over the champagne hillsides of the Marne valley.  We will then drive a short way to Belleau were the trench lines and shell holes remain as scars of the fierce fighting that took place here, famous as the first significant engagement of the newly created US Marine Corps - who earned the nickname 'The Devil Dogs' from the assaulting German troops.   We will also visit the adjoining American and German cemeteries.
  • The castles of Fere-en-Tardenois & Nesles - Built in 1206, today only the atmospheric ruined towers remain atop a dramatically steep mound - but what makes this castle unique is the monumental 5 arch bridge spanning what was originally the moat.  On our way back to the barge we will stop at the Chateau de Nesles, which remains a family home, to admire the courtyard garden (20 minutes drive from the barge).

 

Evening

  • Tonight you will enjoy dinner at a popular local restaurant in the town square, just a few minutes from the boat.

 

Day 3-Friday: Cruise to Damery and more champagne tastings and villages!

 

  • We will cruise again this morning, continuing westwards along the Marne River. Slowly, the river banks will become less tree-lined and start revealing beautiful views on the surrounding vineyards, and image of the Champagne region that we all wish to have on our mind. 

 

Afternoon - Recommended excursion: Champagne Le Gallais

  • At this winery not only are their vineyards blessed with beautiful views down the Marne valley but the grapes also go right up to the turreted Chateau Boursault, built in 1843 by Madame Cliquot. Join the lovely Florie for a walk in the vineyard and learn how they care for the vines throughout the year.
  • And whilst tasting the estates' champagnes, one of the groups will be taught how to open a bottle using a sword!  Called ‘Sabrage’ this technique dates back to the Napoleanic troop’s who liked to celebrate victory with champagne. 

 

Alternative excursions

  • Epernay - Often called the Capital of Champagne, a highlight of Epernay is the famous Avenue of Champagne, the home of Moet & Chandon, Pol Roger, Mercier and Perrier Jouet.  As we stroll down the hill into the city there are plenty of opportunities to stop for a tasting if you wish. 
  • You will enjoy a flight on a tethered balloon that climbs to 150m, offering fantastic views over the city, vineyards and the Marne river valley (weather permitting) and there is also time for some shopping if you wish. (15 minutes drive from the barge)
  • Chateau and vineyard village - We start our afternoon at Chateau Pierry, a charming, privately owned 18th-century chateau.  Small but perfectly formed, we may well bump into the owner as Claire shows you round the reception rooms, former private apartments, gallery of the kings, champagne granary and wine cellar, before enjoying a glass of champagne in the garden. 
  • We will then drive onto the nearby village of Cramant which is nestled among the vines of the Cote de Blanc, where the chalky soils are ideally suited to Chardonnay grapes.  Our stroll around the pretty village concludes with a tasting at a small producer. 
  • Chocolate workshop - Get hands-on and learn how to make filled chocolate champagne corks with Xavier at his artisan chocolate shop.  We will then head to the city center, where on a walk down the famous Avenue of Champagne you’ll learn the story of some of the champagne’s most iconic names including Moet & Chandon, Pol Roger, and Perrier Jouet.  
  • Champagne Guy Charbaut - Established in 1936, this family-owned champagne house focus on bio-dynamic work in the vineyards and are experimenting with aging in oak barrels for their cuvees. 
  • On your tour, Marion will explain the complete process of making champagne as she shows you around the vat house and century-old cellars dug into the chalk cliff above.  Your visit ends with a generous tasting of a range of the vintage and non-vintage champagnes.  (15 minutes drive from the barge)
  • A stroll in Ay - Join Claire for a walking tour of this charming village, with its 14th century half-timbered houses, winding lanes and gothic church. After a 're-fuelling' stop at the patisserie we visit Champagne Collet, with its Art Deco villa and museum of champagne production. 

 

Evening

  • Tonight's dinner is at a local village restaurant a short drive from where the barge is moored.

 

Day 4-Saturday: Cruise to Mareuil-Sur-Ay and entry into the canal

 

  • After breakfast why not join us for a visit to the Saturday morning covered market in Epernay. The stalls are laden with fresh produce from across the region and you can choose the cheeses and charcuterie to enjoy as a platter-style lunch today.
  • When we return to the barge, we will continue cruising east along the river. As we pass the village of Cumieres, make sure you look out for the metal sculptures along the riverbank, depicting different scenes from the vineyards.
  • Soon afterward we leave the river and turn into the man-made canal with its narrower locks, where the barge squeezes in with centimeters to spare.

 

Afternoon - Recommended excursion: A stroll in the village of Hautvilliers

  • We'll drive through the vineyards to the village of Hautvilliers, considered one of the prettiest villages in the region. Famous as the home of Dom Perignon, who is often credited with discovering how to make champagne, today this village is home to around 800 people and more than 30 champagne houses!
  • On our guided walk around the village you’ll visit the abbey and enjoy another champagne tasting at one of the village’s small producers.  

 

Alternative excursions

  • Candlelight Evening at Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte - Enjoy a night to remember at this picture-perfect 17th century chateau. Upon arrival, we will visit the interior of the chateau with its magnificent state apartments. There is then time to wander in the formal gardens by Le Notre (who also designed the gardens at Versailles) before enjoying dinner al-fresco overlooking the chateau.
  • As darkness falls over 2,000 candles are lit throughout the gardens and chateau, a beautiful spectacle and a glimpse of how the chateau would have been felt in the time of Louis XIV. Important: The chateau is around 2 hours from the barge. (This is significantly further than we normally travel for excursions, but previous guests who’ve chosen this option thought the unique experience was well worth the extra time in the car. If you are keen on this excursion and flexible on travel dates, consider taking a Westbound cruise as the drive time is shorter).
  • Epernay - Often called the Capital of Champagne, a highlight of Epernay is the famous Avenue of Champagne, the home of Moet & Chandon, Pol Roger, Mercier, and Perrier Jouet. As we stroll down the hill into the city there are plenty of opportunities to stop for a tasting if you wish. You will enjoy a flight on a tethered balloon that climbs to 150m, offering fantastic views over the city, vineyards and the Marne river valley (weather permitting) and there is also time for some shopping if you wish.
  • Champagne Guy Charbaut - Established in 1936, this family-owned champagne house focus on bio-dynamic work in the vineyards and are experimenting with aging in oak barrels for their cuvees. On your tour, Marion will explain the complete process of making champagne as she shows you around the vat house and century old cellars dug into the chalk cliff above. Your visit ends with a generous tasting of a range of the vintage and non-vintage champagnes.
  • A stroll in Ay - Join Claire for a walking tour of this charming village, with its 14th century half-timbered houses, winding lanes and gothic church. After a 're-fuelling' stop at the patisserie we visit Champagne Collet, with its Art Deco villa and museum of champagne production.  

 

Evening

  • For tonight we are moored in one of our favorite spots, on the edge of the village of Mareuil-sur-Ay. Right underneath the vineyards we always get beautiful sunsets over the canal here. Dinner this evening is at an excellent restaurant in Epernay, offering modern, refined French cuisine. (NB. if you choose the Chateau excursion you will eat at the Chateau).

 

Day 5-Sunday:  Long cruise to Mareuil to Isse and large choice of activities for the afternoon!

 

  • We'll spend around 6 hours cruising today so the barge will probably already be moving as you sit down to breakfast. After passing through the pretty villages of Tours-sur-Marne and Bisseuil, the barge starts climbing uphill through a chain 6 locks.
  • With the towpath alongside and locks every kilometer of less this is the perfect opportunity to hop off the boat and get some pictures of her cruising along.

 

Afternoon - Recommended excursion: Champagne Pommery and Villa Demoiselle

  • One of Champagne’s ‘Grande Maisons’ it was Pommery champagne that first developed the modern “Brut” style of champagne in 1874. Your guide will show you around the beautiful natural chalk cellars which were originally dug out by the Romans, which today house an eclectic collection of modern artworks as well as millions of bottles of maturing champagne.
  • After your cellar tour we'll cross the road to visit Villa Demoiselle. Originally built for the directors of Pommery Champagne, in the last five years this Art Deco house has been lovingly restored before being opened to the public.
  • The result is a real architectural jewel with floral paintings climbing the walls, stained glass windows, period furniture throughout, sweeping central staircase and superb Baccarat chandeliers.

 

Alternative excursions

  • The village of the Montagne de Reims - Head out to explore the vineyards and villages of the Montagne de Reims. This northeast-facing hillsides here are famous for their Pinot Noir grapes, with many villages designated as ‘Grand Cru’ ie. the highest of quality. Our explorations take us to the pretty villages of Verzy, Verzenay and Mailly with a stop of the picturesque 'Lighthouse in the vines' and a tasting at a small producer.
  • San Remi Basilica and Musee San Remi – Built in the 11th century the beautiful Romanesque San Remi Basilica is even older than Reims main cathedral. Next door we will also visit the 17th century abbey which now houses a museum telling the history of the city from Roman times.
  • Fort de la Pompelle - Built in the Napoleanic period as part of a ring of 7 forts around Reims, this bunker-like fort played a key role in protecting Paris from invasion during both the Franco-Prussion war and WW1. We visit the modern museum that tells it's history.

 

Evening

Tonight we are moored in a peaceful spot in the middle of the countryside and for the final evening of your cruise, you'll enjoy a BBQ dinner on board.

 

Day 6-Monday: Final cruise to Sillery, and discovery of the city of Reims!

 

  • About 9 am we’ll be taking off the mooring ropes to start our cruise along the canal.   Our journey this morning takes us through peaceful countryside, past occasional grain silos that are the canal’s original raison d'être.   Around 10 am we will reach the Mont Billy Tunnel.  Built in 1860, this tunnel took 15 years to complete and takes the canal beneath the Montagne de Reims. 
  • Passage through the tunnel takes around 35 minutes - if anyone is claustrophobic or doesn’t want to travel through the tunnel, the vehicle is available to take you for a visit to the nearby Phare de Verzenay, a lighthouse built in the vineyards as an eye-catching landmark, which now houses a modern museum about the vineyards, before meeting the barge at a later lock.

 

Afternoon - Recommended excursion: Historic city of Reims

  • We start our visit at the magnificent gothic cathedral.  Every king of France since Clovis in 1130 has been crowned in this cathedral, today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site in recognition of this history it’s architecture significance and the impressive beauty of the external sculpture work.  You can then choose from the following options.
  • Option A - Walking tour of Reims city-centre – Settled since Roman times, Reims is awash with history.  On our walking tour you’ll get to discover of it’s hidden gems and beautiful art deco buildings. With this option there is also time for souvenir shopping and a stop at a patisserie.  NB. We can combine this with options B or C to make a longer excursion if you would like.
  • Option B - Musée de la Reddition - The school which served as the Headquarters of General Eisenhower, and where he received the German surrender that ended combat in WW2 (24 hours before it was re-signed in Berlin) is now a museum dedicated to this historic event and the city’s role in the closing stages of the war.
  • Option C - Musée Beux-Arts – With over 300 items on display you'll take a walk through  five-centurys of  French and European art, from the Renaissance to Impressionism, Le Grand Siècle, Impressionism and the unclassifiable work of the French-Japanese artist Léonard Foujita.
     

 

Alternative excursions

  • The village of the Montagne de Reims - Head out to explore the vineyards and villages of the Montagne de Reims.  This northeast facing hillsides here are famous for their Pinot Noir grapes, with many villages designated as ‘Grand Cru’ ie. the highest of quality.  Our explorations take us to the pretty villages of Verzy, Verzenay and Mailly with a stop of the picturesque 'Lighthouse in the vines' and a tasting at a small producer.
  • Champagne Pommery - One of Champagne’s ‘Grande Maisons’ it was Pommery champagne that first developed the modern “Brut” style of champagne in 1874.  Your guide will show you around the beautiful natural chalk cellars which were originally dug out by the Romans, which today house an eclectic collection of modern artworks as well as millions of bottles of maturing champagne.
  • Fort de la Pompelle - Built in the Napoleanic period as part of a ring of 7 forts around Reims, this bunker-like fort played a key role in protecting Paris from invasion during both the Franco-Prussion war and WW1.  We visit the modern museum that tells it's history.

 

Evening

  • As a fitting end to your cruise, dinner tonight is at Le Millienaire in Reims.  Holder of a Michelin Star since 2011, the father and son team of Laurent and Thibault Laplaige are in the kitchen, offering modern seasonal cuisine based on local products. 
  • We love this restaurant for the interesting flavour combinations, beautiful presentation and excellent service to match.

 

Day 7-Tuesday: Day of departure, moored in Sillery

 

  • After a relaxed breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to your floating home.  You’ll leave the boat at around 10am and should be in Paris around midday, depending on traffic.
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Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in at 11:00.

Check out: please, ask owner.

Bedrooms

3 Bedrooms, 6 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2
Number of sofa beds: 1

 

Built in 1937 the barge carried cargo throughout France and Belgium, before being converted to a hotel barge in 2002.  At 38 meters long (128ft), you'll find all the comfort you could wish for onboard with: 

  • Three ensuite cabins (at least 11 square meters or 150sqft), with island-style beds accessible on three sides and plenty of storage space
  • A 46 square meters saloon (480 sqft) with large windows opening the view on the surrounding landscapes and a setting for six people to sit for dinner. 
  • A large terrace and outside space, with table, chairs and even jacuzzi to enjoy a glass of champagne!
  • Pilot cabin with 360 degrees views and seats for passengers to observe the captain and learn about river navigation and lifestyle.
  • Air conditioning and heating throughout the barge
  • Free wifi throughout the barge and bluetooth speaker system inside and outside.
  • A large library of books, board games, or magazines that you can enjoy during your stay 
  • A set of six bikes for exploration and to follow the barge on the towpaths while it is navigating

In addition to the human crew, two very friendly cats also live onboard. 

Bathrooms

Number of en-suite: 3
Number of toilets: 3

Type Of Experience

Rural / Countryside
Historic / Sightseeing
Town / City
Romantic

Artistic
Gastronomy / Foody
Nature / Wildlife

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque
Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Terrace / Balcony
Sport Equipment

Services

Tour Guide
Chauffers / Minibus Service 24/7

Airport Collection Available
Coffee, Tea And Hot Chocolate 24/24

Heating / Cooling

Air Conditioning
Central Heating

Electric Fans

Languages Spoken Onboard

English

General

Shower

Smoking Permitted

Activities

Walking / Hiking
Cycling / Mountain Biking

Kayak / Canoë
Hot Air Balloon Flights (extra)

Amenities

Dining Table & Chairs
Linen Provided
Towels Provided
Beach Towels Provided

Iron
Hair Dryer
Bath And Body Products
Printer Available

Entertainment

Internet Access
Music-Sound System / CD Player
Books And Magazines

Board Games
Binoculars For Animal Watching

Location

How to get there

Meeting point for your cruise: PARIS

All you need to do is get yourselves to Paris as a private transfer in our mini-van between Paris and the barge is included in your cruise price. 

We will arrange a convenient place to meet your group - typically either a central Paris hotel or train station or the airport.

 

 

About the area

  • The Champagne region and his capital city Reims has lots to offer to tourists, but also to locals. The landscapes are just stunning, a combination of rolling hills and beautiful countrysides, small and picturesque villages, and cities rich in history and patrimony.
  • While the barge cruises at a slow path (6 km/hour or 3 mph/hour), you will have all the time to observe the surrounding environment, wildlife, and learn about the history and local anecdote of the Champagne region. The daily excursions that we propose are here to help you apprehend it!
  • Champagne tasting is one of the must-do here, whether it is tutored tasting to learn about Champagne nuances or the evening bottle you will enjoy on the deck in the evenings. We will help you discover a wide range of them, from biodynamic rose to the award-winning 100% pinot noir. There are no less than 300 champagne houses on our itinerary!
  • More than the product itself, the whole process and life that has appeared around Champagne is also fascinating! Do you know that a hectare or vine is now worth nearly 100 000 euros, while the same land without the appellation is only worth 3000? With us, you will get to meet the third generation of winemakers, while we go from village to village, and from vineyard to vineyard in the valleys. 
  • Local architecture is also fascinating, with Reims the city of Kings, deco Carnegie library, the Place du Forum, and its Roman influences. Medieval streets of surrounding villages, towns, and cities of this area are all centuries old, and you will feel this ancient remembrance when visiting them. 
  • What would Champagne be without the food that was served before, during and after drinking! Local products will be a wonder for your taste buds and you will taste most of the typical recipes and products during your stay onboard. Whenever you want, the barge transforms itself into a restaurant.
  • Due to the historic strategic positioning of the region on the route to Paris capital city, you will see many Chateaux and fort around, that we will go visit and try to enjoy as their former owners used to. 

 

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River trip owner

Claire

What do you do when you love to travel but don't want to 'grow-up' and settle down in one place?....you buy a boat ofcourse!

Since starting our new life afloat in 2014 we've taken the barge to three different countries. We've chosen to base ourselves in the Champagne region and each summer we love introducing guests to this wonderful corner of France.

Our approach is old-fashioned Kiwi hospitality - we hope you arrive as guests and depart as friends. Rounding out the crew are our driver and hostess, who will help ensure you have an amazing holiday. Also onboard are Salt and Pepper, the barge's resident friendly felines. These boys follow in the long tradition of ship's cats but with more unconventional duties such as befriending lock-keepers and demonstrating how to truly relax on a deck chair!

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Normally within less than one hour
Language spoken
English

5 Reviews - 2 to 6-night discovery cruise of Champagne region; experience the origins of the bubbles

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Karl & Sharon - the United States

    30 Sep

    Treated like royalty on your beautiful barge!

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this stunning Barge gliding along the river through the Champagne region of France. Our hosts, Claire and Graham, did everything they could do to cater to our wishes. The dinners they arranged for us were delicious.

    The outings were informative and tailored to our preferences. Salt and Pepper, the cats. even added a personal touch. Watching Claire expertly maneuver the locks was an adventure in itself. When it came to being pampered, imagine lazing in a hot tub and sipping champagne produced from the vines surrounding you. Ahh, this was life. Viva la France!

  2. Gabrielle - England

    08 Oct

    IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE!

    Claire and Graham are amazing hosts, the food was absolutely delicious the accommodation was perfect, no expense spared.
    Salt & Pepper are so cute and cuddly.

  3. Shreree Conroy - the United States

    05 Oct

    LUXURY IN THE CHAMPAGNE REGION

    We had a fabulous week on this beautiful Barge- food, accommodation, and experiences were all superb. From the moment we walked onto the barge and were met with champagne (of course) and nibbles on deck, as our bags were taken to our cabins, until the champagne breakfast on the last day, we were continually looked after.

    Highlights included champagne and cocktails in the spa on the deck while cruising, amazing meals (particularly on the barge!) and learning about and tasting so much champagne. Thanks, Claire and Graham for a really special trip.

  4. Judy & Jim - England

    28 Sep

    Very enjoyable trip. I’m sure it will be even better as time goes!

  5. Lucy-Anne - the United States

    13 Oct

    WE LOVED OUR STAY ON THIS BEAUTIFUL BARGE

    We loved our relaxing week on this unique Barge. Everything was thought of including guided tours and local knowledge. The food and drink was plentiful. Thank you to Claire and Graham.

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