If you happen to be visiting the hometown of the great Napoleon for your getaway, don't just stay on the soil for too long because there are more exciting awaits you at the Canal.
Steeped in rich history, Champagne is not only famous for its sparkling namesake but is home to the historic city of Reims and the Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte, famous for its gardens. Cruising on Belmond Pivoine between Meaux and Châlonsen-Champagne along the Marne and Canal láteral à la
Marne, you’ll pass undulating hills filled with vines and pretty canal-side villages.
Cruising the Canal de la Marne au Rhin through the heart of the Alsace region, you’ll pass forests and castle ruins on isolated hilltops between Arzviller and Strasbourg. There’ll be private visits to châteaux
and vineyards and days in Lutzelbourg and Saverne before you wind up in Strasbourg, the culinary capital of Alsace.
Prices start from 5,200 euros per person for a six-night all-inclusive cruise based on eight guests travelling. For further information visit belmond.com/afloatinfrance
(Text by Chloe Street)