Chateau-Thierry is a Marne River (Seine River) cruise port and town in France's Aisne department (Hauts-de-France region, Champagne province). Chateau-Thierry is approx 90 km (55 mi) to the east from Paris City. The town has land area approx 17 km2 (6 mi2) and population around 15,000.
Town name's origin is unknown. Local tradition assigns it to Theuderic IV (712-737, Merovingian King of Francia in the period 721-737). The King was imprisoned here by Charles Martel (688-741) who in the period 718-741 was the actual ruler of France.
The town was also the location of the First Battle of Marne (WW1, September 7-12, 1914) and the Second Battle of Marne (aka Battle of Reims, WW1, July 15-August 6, 1918). In the 19th-20th-centuries, here were fought two major battles: in 1814 the Battle of Chateau-Thierry (Napoleonic Wars / between Prussia and France) and in 1918 the Battle of Chateau-Thierry (WW1 / between Germany and the USA). The American Monument is shown on the next photo.
Chateau-Thierry is a terminus train station of the regional railway line starting from Paris (Gare de l'Est). The town is one of the exits of A4 motorway linking Paris with eastern France. Local bus routes are operated by Transval.
As cruise port, Chateau Thierry is included in the regular schedule of one of Europe's largest river cruise companies - CroisiEurope. Next table shows the ports sequence of CroisiEurope's 6-day cruisetour itinerary between homeports Epernay and Paris, with prices from ~USD 2000 per person (double occupancy cabin rates). The itinerary is operated by the 2014-built luxury hotel-barge ship Raymonde.
|Date / Time||Port|
|04 Jun 18:00 / 05 Jun 12:00 (overnight)||Departing from Epernay|
|05 Jun 19:00 / 06 Jun 13:00 (overnight)||Dormans|
|06 Jun 18:00 / 07 Jun 12:00 (overnight)||Chateau Thierry|
|07 Jun 18:30 / 08 Jun 08:00 (overnight)||Saint-Jean-les-Deux-Jumeaux|
|08 Jun 13:00||Meaux|
|08 Jun 18:30 / 09 Jun 07:00 (overnight)||Lagny-sur-Marne|
|09 Jun 14:15 / 10 Jun 09:00 (overnight)||Arriving in Paris|
Chateau Thierry tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- American Monument (overlooks the town)
- WW1 Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial (located south of of Belleau)
- guided walking tour (castle walls, Balhan tower)
- Medieval churches (including Saint-Crepin Church - built in the 15th century)
- Champagne vineyards
Port Chateau Thierry cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Chateau Thierry, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|9 June, 2023|