Paris - Bruges
The most famous of our tours! From the City of Light to the Medieval town of Bruges in two weeks. It is also possible to do half the trip, either from Paris to Péronne, or from Péronne to Bruges.
From the berth you will experience the wonderful cruise through the heart of Paris to the Seine, along the Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. From there you will continue to Auvers sur Oise (where Vincent van Gogh lived and painted the last months of his life), the castle and stables of Chantilly to Compiègne. The place where the Armistice that ended WWI was signed.
Most of our guests from Australia, Canada and New Zealand experience this tour as a journey through their own history because of the memories of the Great War. In Péronne, where ANZAC day is commemorated each year, the Feniks halts for a day to offer you the possibility to make a guided tour along the War Memorials of the First World War, like Villers-Bretonneux, the Victoria School and the 4th Division Memorial of the Australian Army Corps in Bellenglise.
Character of the tour
The tour is most of the time in slightly sloping countryside with occasionally some steeper hills. Daily average distance of 40 - 45 Km, sometimes 50 Km, or 4 to max. 5 hrs. by bike.
This is a two week tour, of which you can join the Feniks one week from Paris to Péronne. From Péronne the airport Charles de Gaulle is less than one hour by TGV.