Day 1
Morning | Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Arrival at Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, one of the most beautiful villages of France (1h15 from Cognac, 1 hour from Jonzac & 50 minutes from Angoulême by car). Visit of its underground church, the largest troglodyte religious building in Europe. This exceptional religious building was dug into the rock from the 8th century.

Lunch | Coteaux-du-Blanzacais

Lunch at L'Arthémy. L'Arthémy restaurant offers original, warm and ever-changing cuisine based on the seasons, local markets and the imagination of its chef Victor Vallantin-Dulac.

Afternoon | Champagne-Vigny

Visit and tasting at Maine Giraud in Champagne-Vigny (only 35 minutes from Aubeterre), a unique story which was born from a crazy idea: to marry the love of Cognac with a unique architectural and literary heritage as it’s the home of the poet and winemaker Alfred de Vigny.

Dinner | Jonzac

Dinner at Le Coq d'Or, one of Jonzac's finest 1900s buildings. The brasserie-restaurant has a magnificent terrace overlooking the château.

Night | Jonzac

Night in Hostellerie Le Coq d’Or, one of the most beautiful buildings from the 18th century in Jonzac.

Day 2
Morning | Archiac

Visit of the Maison de la Vigne et des Saveurs in Archiac (8 minutes drive) to understand the origin of the world of Cognac through a scenography dedicated to the history of the vineyard, to the vintages and grape varieties, to the cycle of the vine, to the making of Pineau and Cognac, to the professions of the vineyard and the cooperage.

Lunch | Mosnac

Lunch at the Moulin du Val de Seugne in Mosnac, a gourmet riverside restaurant housed in a 16th-century watermill.

Afternoon | Jarnac-Champagne

Discover Château Montifaud in Jarnac-Champagne with an exclusive visit behind the scenes of the Cellar Master's job. Learn about the secrets and treasures of Château Montifaud, as well as the know-how of the Cellar Master.

Late afternoon | Pons

Continue your journey with a stop at the Pilgrimage Hospital in Pons (13 minutes drive). It’s the only preserved structure of its kind on the medieval Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostela, one of the 5 UNESCO Heritage sites of the area.

Dinner | Saintes

Dinner at the restaurant L'Insolite in Saintes.

Night | Saintes

Night in Saintes (20 minutes from Pons), in “Les chambres de l’abbaye », rooms in the heart of an old abbey, created in 1047.

Day 3
Morning | Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron

Arrival in Oleron Island (only 1h05 drive), in Fort Royer century-old oyster-farming village of Fort Royer for an oyster degustation.

Lunch | Boyardville

If the oyster tasting has whetted your appetite, you can continue with a lunch at the hotel restaurant Les Bains in Boyardville.

Afternoon | La Brée-les-Bains

Discovery a vineyard created more than 130 years ago by Maxime Pinard's great grandfather in La Brée-les-Bains.

Dinner | Saint-Trojan-les-Bains

Dinner at the Iode restaurant in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (40 min drive).

Night | Saint-Trojan-les-Bains

Night on Oleron Island at the Novotel Thalassa in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains.

Day 4
Morning | La Rochelle

Departure with a boat from Boyardville to La Rochelle (50 minutes) or departure from the hotel by car to La Rochelle (1h15).

Lunch | La Rochelle

Lunch at La Rochelle to discover the unique 2* Michelin restaurant of Christopher Coutanceau and its ocean view.

Afternoon | La Rochelle

Admire the view on the old port from the towers of La Rochelle and explore the town on a guided visit by foot or by bike. Take a breath of fresh air from the sea on a commented boat cruise.

Dinner | La Rochelle

Have dinner in a place out of the time. Live an experience at the restaurant Les Quatre Sergents in an authentic winter garden with an elegant metal structure, just a stone's throw from the port.

Night | Saint-Trojan-les-Bains

Night on Oleron Island at the Novotel Thalassa in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains or night in La Rochelle.

Accommodations for your trip

La Nauve Hôtel & Jardin
Hôtel Cordouan by Thalazur
Hôtel Hemen
Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites La Rochelle Old Port
La Rochelle
La Baronnie Hôtel & Spa
Hôtel Le Clos Saint-Martin
Hôtel Les Grenettes
Les Vignes de la Chapelle - The Originals Relais
Hôtel Les Bois Flottais
Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré
Hotel de toiras
Relais Thalasso Ile de Ré - Atalante
Mercure Rochefort La Corderie Royale
Hôtel Mercure La Rochelle Vieux Port
La Rochelle
Hôtel le Champlain
La Rochelle
Best Western Premier Masqhotel Hotel
La Rochelle
Le Logis du Péré
Domaine du Chatelard
Hôtel MGallery
Moulin du Val de Seugne Hotel
Hôtel Domaine des Etangs
Mercure Hôtel de France
Hotel de La Monnaie Art et Spa
La Rochelle
Novotel Thalassa île d'Oléron
Le Grand Large
Villa Grand Voile
La Rochelle
Maison des Ambassadeurs
La Rochelle
Hôtel Saint-Gelais
Hôtel François Premier

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