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The Cognac Cruise

The Cognac Cruise

Enjoy a leisurely journey across the historic Jarnac and Saint-Simon. Lose yourself in the pristine vineyards of Bourg-Charente and appreciate the green gardens, old winding streets, and the unique taste of the famous alcoholic drink in the town of Cognac.

  • Country / Region
    France / Charente

Enjoy a leisurely journey across the historic Jarnac and Saint-Simon. Lose yourself in the pristine vineyards of Bourg-Charente and appreciate the green gardens, old winding streets, and the unique taste of the famous alcoholic drink in the town of Cognac.

  • Country / Region
    France / Charente
Description 
  • Cruise Highlights
    ActivityActivity Use of bicyclesTourTour Chateaux and historic monumentsActivityActivity Great destination for fishingItineraryItinerary Jarnac via Cognac & Saint-SimonActivityActivity Perfect area for swimmingActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

You cruise west on the beautiful River Charente, passing quaint towns steeped in history. The world’s best distillers of cognac have been in the valley for centuries, and a guided tour of some of the facilities and a taste of cognac is a must when Charente boating in France. Discover the historic Jarnac and Saint-Simon and lose yourself in the pristine vineyards of Bourg-Charente and the green gardens and old winding streets of Cognac.

 

Cruising Time Number of locks Lock Type
 12 hours 16 Manual - easy to operate, no lock-keeper


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Inclusions

  • Renting the boat and its equipment
  • A galley (kitchen) with all the utensils and appliances you would expect
  • Towels and linen for all passengers
  • A boat handling demo
  • Technical support
  • On-board cruising information
  • Free locks (except in Ireland & Holland)


Note:

The Charente cruising season lasts from 1st April to 31st October 2019, and then from 1st April to 31st October 2020. 

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Itinerary 

Visit the following towns and villages:

  • Jarnac
  • Chateauneuf-sur-Charente
  • Saint-Simon
  • Cognac
  • Bourg-Charente

Below is a sample itinerary. You can explore this area in whichever order you want, so long as your boat is back at the end base at the end of your holiday.

River Charente is one of the gorgeous waterways in France. Aside from jaw-dropping landscapes, Charente is also known for its cognac - a brandy rich in history and taste.

Join a guided tour of the elegant and picturesque Jarnac. See the highlights of the old town including the church and crypt of Saint-Pierre and the history of Chabot family of barons.

In the heart of Châteauneuf-sur-Charente you'll find great spirits like Cognac and Pineau. Stroll across the historic town and try out one of the fine restaurants in the downtown.

Walk along the winding streets and discover the old church Saint-Sigismond in Saint-Simon.

Wander the elegant rooms and visit the museum at the Château de Cognac in Cognac. Cognac is a city, but is is also a famous alcohol made in the area.

Come to Bourg-Charente where you will find a natural and pristine town surrounded by vineyards. Discover the beautiful old castle and its green gardens.

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Opening Hours:
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