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Picardy Cruises

Picardy Cruises

The Picardy region is located in northern France. Picardy is known as the birthplace of Gothic architecture. Numerous battles and invasions occurred in Picardy during World Wars I and II leaving behind a rich history for locals and tourists alike. Your Picardy cruise highlights include excursions of battlefield sites monuments in Ypres, Fromelles, Somme and Villers-Bretonneux. When cruising in Picardy, do not miss the Last Post ceremony at Menin Memorial Gate in Ypres. Contact our team today to book your Picardy cruise.

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About Picardy


Picardy is located in northern France, above Paris and Ile de France. The area is very rich in history and hosts numerous battlefields, war monuments, memorials and museums. From Paris, you can reach Picardy by train. 

Canals & Waterways

Canal du Nord and River Lys

Why Cruise in Picardy?

Experience something unique and different during your holiday in France by joining our cruise in Picardy. This region is steeped in history and some of the most famous battles were fought in this area. Discover the historic and memorable World War I battlefields and memorials.

Sightseeing Highlights

• Explore Ypres including the Cloth Hall, the Christmas Truce Cross, Pool of Peace crater and the Essex Farm dressing station.
• Attend the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate Memorial
• Visit the Australian Memorial Park, the Cobbers statue and the battlefield of Fromelles.
• Tour the battlefields of Arras and Vimy Ridge.
• Visit the Somme battlefields and the Thiepval Memorial.
• Tour of Villers-Bretonneux including the Australian National War Memorial and Le Hamel.

Barges in Picardy

  1. Panache
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    Up to €5,820 per charter

    The stylish, 12-passenger Panache was built in 1959 and was converted to a hotel barge in 1998. She now cruises in the waterways of Belgium, France and Holland.

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    from 4,590 Per Person
  2. Panache - World War One Cruise
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    Up to €5,820 per charter

    Learn the tragic history of World War One with our commemorative cruise in Belgium and France.

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    from 45,200 Per Charter
  3. La Nouvelle Etoile - Classic 11-Night Cruise

    Join our exciting, 11-night cruise from Bruges to Paris on board the ultra-deluxe La Nouvelle Etoile.

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    from 11,900 Per Person
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