Champagne houses, beautiful scenery and historical towns

Cruise destinations for Champagne

The Champagne region in north-eastern France, bordering Belgium, is renowned for its 280km of vineyards and very rich history. The capital of the region is not Reims, as many believe, but Chalons-en-Champagne, formerly known as Chalons-sur-Marne.

Hotel barges

2 hotel barge cruises

C'est La Vie barge cruise

C'est La Vie

Champagne Loire
8 guests
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Saroche barge cruise


6 guests

Self-drive boats in this region


Locaboat have 4 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.

P1020 FB self-drive
5 guests
4 adults, 1 child
3 cabins
2 bathrooms
P1107W self-drive
7 guests
3 cabins
1 bathroom
P1120R self-drive
6 guests
2 cabins
2 bathrooms
P1165 FB self-drive
7 guests
4 cabins
2 bathrooms

Champagne information


Best known for its celebratory drink, the Champagne region, bordering Belgium, is renowned for its vineyards and rich history. The capital of the region is not Reims, as many believe, but Chalons en Champagne, formerly known as Chalons sur Marne.

The most popular places to visit in Champagne are

  • Troyes: This town dates from Roman times and was an important crossroads for several highways. Little remains of the ancient settlement, other than traces of an aqueduct. Today, the town still has many old timber houses dating from the 16th century.
  • Langres: Visitors can see proof of the richness of the Renaissance period in the many religious, civil and military buildings in Langres. Large sections remain of the defensive walls of the town, dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. Visit the museum to discover the Gallic Roman artefacts.
  • Chalons en Champagne: The capital of the region, this town retains its French charm.
  • The Notre Dame en Vaux church, built between 1157 and 1217, is part of the UNESCO world heritage, while St Etienne's Cathedral dates back to the 12th century.
  • Epernay: This is perhaps the most famous of the vineyard towns. Its Avenue du Champagne is to Champagne lovers what the Champs Elysses is to retail therapists!
  • Reims: Founded by the Gauls, Reims later became a major Roman town. Before the French Revolution, numerous kings were crowned in the cathedral here. Reims is large and lively and is one of the most visited towns in the region.

Technical and construction information for the waterways in this region

The Aisne-Marne Canal   The Saint-Maur Canal   The Marne-Rhine canal   The Marne lateral canal   The Chelles Canal   The Marne   The Aisne