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Balades en Barque Chalons-en-Champagne

3 quai des Arts, 51000, Chalons-en-Champagne, France
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530pm Boat trip

Really enjoyed the boat trip! 25€ for two adults and one child. Trip around 45minutes. Lovely way... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
Pip T
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Lake District, United Kingdom
via mobile
well worth a visit after dark

Went for the midnight trip (after a bit of confusion with ticket times), the light show was very... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2017
Kieran C
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Water is everywhere, running across the city and the gardens, disappearing below the streets and squares. You will be seduced by the charming bridges, the beautiful buildings and the mysterious tunnels.You will embark in front of the visitor center for a 40 minutes stroll. The pilot will be your guide.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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3 quai des Arts, 51000, Chalons-en-Champagne, France
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the boat trip! 25€ for two adults and one child. Trip around 45minutes. Lovely way to see the town. You go through 2 tunnels for the light show at this time which we all thoroughly enjoyed! We returned at 930pm to walk the...More

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Accueil C, Responsable commercial at Balades en Barque Chalons-en-Champagne, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

Hello, Thanks a lot for taking the time to leaving us this very nice comment. We are glad you enjoyed your boat trip in Châlons-en-Champagne and we hope to see you again in our beautiful city. All the best,

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Went for the midnight trip (after a bit of confusion with ticket times), the light show was very well done, especially the parts in the tunnels. As other people have said, there's not much consideration given for english speakers, but was enjoyable enough regardless. Possibly...More

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Accueil C, Responsable commercial at Balades en Barque Chalons-en-Champagne, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Dear Kieran, Thanks for leaving us this comment. We are glad you enjoyed the light shows all along the tour, however we are sorry you did not feel considered enough. Though it is tough for us to find some pilots speaking fluent english, we are...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

We were a group of six English speaking visitors who live onboard canal boats during the summer cruising season, and this 45 minute cruise through the underground tunnels allowed us see part of the water/canal system that is not accessible to us on our larger...More

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Accueil C, Responsable commercial at Balades en Barque Chalons-en-Champagne, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to leave us this comment. We are sorry that our pilot only speaks french, however, it is very strange that you received only one english brochure as we usually give one per person so apologies about that. We're glad...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Recommended to us by the tourist office .We were not disappointed by the boat trip itself but an English speaking captain/guide would have made it far more enjoyable. Reasonable views of some of the more important buildings and architecture but the high light was the...More

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Office-de-Tourisme, Responsable commercial at Balades en Barque Chalons-en-Champagne, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2016

Hello, thanks for taking the time to write this nice review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour, do not hesitate to come back for the night tour "Métamorph'eau'ses" where you will enjoy sound and light shows all along the trip. All the best from...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2015

This boat trip was not what I was expecting. You are taken through two different long tunnels that go under the city. Projected on the ceiling of the tunnels are light shows that I thought were juvenile. I would not repeat this tour.More

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Office-de-Tourisme, Responsable commercial at Balades en Barque Chalons-en-Champagne, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2015

Thanks for taking the time to write this rating. We are sorry the boat tour was not what you expected. However, please note that you did it during the day, which means you only saw a tiny part of the full light and sound show...More

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

nice quaint boat trip round Chalons en champagne. Only thing was that the guide spoke in French although we were given a leaflet I. English but we felt that we missed a lot by not being able to understand him with fuller detail.

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Office-de-Tourisme, Responsable commercial at Balades en Barque Chalons-en-Champagne, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2015

Thank you for your message. The translation leaflets are quite detailed but we understand you felt you were missing on something. We hope you enjoyed the tour and that we will see you again to discover the new light show going on during this tour.

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Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Very pleasant and relaxing trip. You need to book and get the simple guide leaflet in English as the tour is in French. I felt that Chalon was better by boat than walking around!

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Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had the time, so we made the visit. We enjoyed it, but you can come to Chalons and skip this if your time is pressed.

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Reviewed October 2, 2014

End of the season so only operating at weekends. Gives a different perspective of the town especially through the tunnels. Only in French so look and dream!

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