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Cruise the Charente River in Cognac France or Rent Your Own Boat

The River Charente winds its way through the town of Cognac and continues on until it reaches the Atlantic Coast.  In times past, barges of salt and then later cognac were traded along the river.  And, indeed, the river has been used by man for a very long time, as demonstrated by the old Neolithic canoe found hidden on the banks of the Charente which is now housed in Le Musee d’art et d’histoire...
Map of Cognac France

Map of Cognac Region of France from the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC)

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac is rich resource for information on the entire Cognac Appellation. Below is their map of the 6 "growth areas" in Cognac: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois, and Bois Ordinaires.  The liquor Cognac has to be made in the Cognac region of France because it needs the subsoil, climate, and the specific quality of light that makes it unique. This area is made up of 73,000 hectares (180,400...
Chateau de Cognac Home of Baron Otard Cognac

Visiting Baron Otard at the Chateau de Cognac

Baron Otard offers a highly rated tour of its facilities at the historic Chateau de Cognac near the Charente River in Cognac, France. About Baron Otard Baron Otard was founded in 1795 by the Scottish nobleman Baron Otard de la Grange, and is one of the oldest Cognac houses. Otard is owned by Bermuda company Bacardi. Baron Otard's eaux-de-vie are aged in their unique humid cellars french oak barrels crafted wood from the Limousin and Troncais forests...
French Onion Soup With Cognac

Charente Libre: Are There Too Many Restaurants in Cognac?

Are There Too Many Restaurants in Cognac?  That is the question being asked and discussed today in an article in French Newspaper Charente Libre.  The article is in French but Google Translate offers the full translation here. "The Golden Cockerel" will open its doors in the city center, followed by a new table, avenue Victor Hugo.  Both restaurants are added to an already rich offer in Cognac. Will there be room for everyone." Read the full...
Chateau de Cognac | Home of the Baron Otard Cognacs

Visit Château du Cognac – A Royal Journey

Nestled along the banks of the Charente River in the picturesque town of Cognac, France, lies a magnificent castle that has stood the test of time for centuries. Château du Cognac, or Château Royal de Cognac, is a 12th-century castle that has been home to various owners and businesses, including the renowned cognac houses of Baron Otard and D'USSE. The castle's history is intertwined with the birth of a French king, religious wars, and...
Camus Blending Workshop

Visit Camus Workshops and Share Their Passion for Making Cognac

When visiting Cognac France there are many interesting tours.  The major Cognac houses each have distinct and interesting presentations that are not to be missed.  Camus Cognac has a truly unique offering, one we at Cognac.com have enjoyed and frankly is not to be missed by any true Cognac lover visiting this city.  At Camus you get to create your own Cognac using their excellent eau de vie after the tour.  And of course...
Welcome to Camus Cognac

Things To Do in the Town of Cognac France – Visit a Distillery

Both large and small “maisons” are located in Cognac, France  for your viewing and tasting pleasure.   Typically they are open for guests during the late spring to early fall.  Plan on about two hours per house and maybe longer if you really want to soak up the scenery and take your time.  You can either make your own arrangements or take advantage of a tasting tour or guide.  Unlike touring California wineries where you...
Chateau de Cognac | Home of the Baron Otard Cognacs

Things To Do in the Town of Cognac France – Walk the Vielle Ville...

The town of Cognac’s medieval quarter "Vieux Cognac" runs from the Tours Saint-Jacques, alongside the river, up to the Saint-Léger church. The area contains many unusual buildings, built between the 15th and 18th centuries, situated on narrow cobbled streets. Many contain sculptures of the salamander, the symbol of King François I of France, as well as gargoyles and richly decorated façades. Here are a few of the must-see sights as you walk the old town...
La Fete du Cognac Festival

The Cognac Festival: A Celebration of Wine, Music, and Local Culture

The Cognac Festival is an annual event that takes place in the picturesque town of Cognac, located in the Charentes region of France. Held on the last weekend of July, this popular festival is a celebration of the region's rich wine culture and local products. The festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world who come to experience the unique atmosphere, taste the local delicacies, and enjoy the diverse musical performances. Cognac, a...
Musee de Cognac Map

Things To Do in the Town of Cognac – Tour a Museum

Here are three key museums you can visit during your visit to the town of Cognac, France. Le Musee d’art et d’histoire - MAHThis museum is located in the Cognac city center and the collections are housed in an elegant building which was originally a mansion built for the Dupuy family in 1838.  The museum also opens onto the beautiful public garden of the town hall (Hotel de Ville) which was designed in the late...

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