Chateau-Thierry - France

Chateau-Thierry is a town in northern France about 56 miles (90 km) east of Paris on the River Marne. In 946 the castle of Chateau-Thierry was the home of Herbert le-Vieux, Count of Omois but the surrounding countryside was the scene of many great battles during both the Napoleonic and World Wars. In 1814 the first Battle of Chateau-Thierry was fought here in the Napoleonic Wars between France and Prussia. Then in 1918 the town was the focal point of the 41 day long Battle of Chateau Thierry which ended the last German offensive of WW1. A monument to the American soldiers who fought in the battle is just outside the town. The town is also known as the home of the famous poet and fable writer Jean de la Fontaine (1621-95). The Musee Jean-de-la-Fontaine is known worldwide and contains a collection of his personal effecrs, memorabilia and editions of his works. The following 6 cruises call at Chateau-Thierry. Please note that these are vacation departure dates and not necessarily sailing dates. Discover more by clicking the cruise name or ship or click the Enquire button if you want to check availability and pricing.