Explore Cognac

Along the river Charente

Cultural heritage

King Henri IV called it “the most beautiful stream in the whole kingdom”, the Charente is bucolic, original and playful for your greatest pleasure!


Navigable from Angoulême to Rochefort, the Charente has its source in the Limousin, crosses a multitude of picturesque little villages and finally meets the Atlantic Ocean facing Fort Boyard.
Become captain of your holidays in Cognac, Jarnac or Sireuil aboard a pénichette to rent for a weekend or a week!

Embark on a boat trip to Saint-Simon, Cognac or Saintes. During the cruise, you can discover the green banks and lovely Charente villages.

The Charente also offers many leisure activities: canoeing, natural beaches, pedal boats, Stand Up Paddle and even diving…

Fancy taking to the water?

  • Houseboats (no licence needed)
  • Cruises
  • Water activities
  • Places to swim

other activities

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