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 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.
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 at Le Coq d'Or, one of Jonzac's finest 1900s buildings. The brasserie-restaurant has a magnificent terrace overlooking the château.
Night in Hostellerie Le Coq d’Or, one of the most beautiful buildings from the 18th century in Jonzac.
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 at the Moulin du Val de Seugne in Mosnac, a gourmet riverside restaurant housed in a 16th-century watermill.
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.
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 at the restaurant L'Insolite in 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.
Arrival in Oleron Island (only 1h05 drive), in Fort Royer century-old oyster-farming village of Fort Royer for an oyster degustation.
If the oyster tasting has whetted your appetite, you can continue with a lunch at the hotel restaurant Les Bains in Boyardville.
Discovery a vineyard created more than 130 years ago by Maxime Pinard's great grandfather in La Brée-les-Bains.
Dinner at the Iode restaurant in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (40 min drive).
Night on Oleron Island at the Novotel Thalassa in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains.
Departure with a boat from Boyardville to La Rochelle (50 minutes) or departure from the hotel by car to La Rochelle (1h15).
Lunch at La Rochelle to discover the unique 2* Michelin restaurant of Christopher Coutanceau and its ocean view.
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.
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 on Oleron Island at the Novotel Thalassa in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains or night in La Rochelle.