Paris to Auxerre – 7 days
Despite the many imitations, there is only one true Chablis – the fine, dry white wine from this small area of Burgundy where wine-making pre-dates Roman times.
- We’ll take an intimate tour of a family owned andoperated Chablis vineyard and cellar. Along with the wine, you can also enjoy the panoramic beauty of the French cities and countryside.
- Cruise through the center of Paris past the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.
- Walk back in time and through France’s history as you tour the Chateau of Fontainebleau where every royal French family has added its own architectural signature.
- Discover the village where the famous Impressionist Sisley found his inspirations.
- Visit the fortified medieval town of Provins which is listed on the World Heritage List of Unesco.
- The first great Gothic cathedral awaits you in France’s oldest town, Sens.
- Auxerre is considered the most beautiful of all French river towns. Its skyline is punctuated by church spires and its streets are lined with 16th century homes.
Champagne and Brie Cruise
Paris to Epernay – 7 days
Experience a glorious week of cheese and wine tasting while cruising along the Marne, one of the most beautiful rivers in France.
- Cruise through the center of Paris past Notre Dame and discover the magnificent Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
- Enjoy wines and taste various Bries of a master cheese maker in Coulommiers, known as one of the centers of Brie cheese making.
- Visit a family operated vineyard and the vast cellars of Moet et Chandon for a private tasting.
- Imagine the scenes of American battles of World War I at Belleau Wood near Chateau Thierry.
- Explore the Abbey of Hautvilliers where monk Dom Perignon first made champagne.
- Visit Reims, where Joan of Arc escorted Charles VII to the cathedral to be crowned King of France.
Another wonderful voyage–our 5th, all different, over the last 10 years.
Doug & Robin Shore, Atlanta, Ga.
Sancerre Cruise (Upper Loire)
Moret to Briare – 7 days
From the Seine to France’s Canal du Briare (its oldest canal), cruise along waterways steeped in history, past beautiful scenery and small country villages. We’ll cross the Loire River by the famous canal bridge designed by Gustav Eiffel, and enter into the Sancerre region.
- Walk back in time and through France’s history as youtour the Chateau of Fontainebleau where every royal French family has added its own architectural signature.
- Because of its numerous canals and bridges, Montargis is also called Little Venice of the Gatinais.
- Visit Gien, built on the banks of the Loire River and famous for its Faience earthenware.
- Cross the Loire on the famous pont-canal de Briare designed by Gustav Eiffel.
- Taste the region’s Chavignol cheese and sample some of Moret the delicious Sancerre wines