What to do in Charente?

Go sightseeing around Cognac

A city of Art and History

The city of Cognac

Located on the banks of the Charente, Cognac is a town of Art and History that will charm you with its location, its history, its historical monuments, its architecture, its relaxed rhythm of life, its brandy. life and its historical monuments. We advise you to go to Old Cognac which includes a large number of historical monuments: Royal Castle of Cognac, Porte Saint-Jacques and Saint-Léger Church. Continue your discovery of the city with a visit to the Museum of Art and History, the Cognac public garden and the François 1er Park.

To discover the good and beautiful local products, we invite you to come to the Cognac markets: Saturday mornings on the Place du Solençon and Tuesday and Friday mornings on the Place du Champ de Foire. In one of Cognac’s emblematic buildings is the covered market, open every morning from Tuesday to Sunday.

Swing in Cognac

"Cognac Blues Passions"

Over several days, the city of Cognac comes alive under the instruments of musical groups. Different stages in the city are formed to welcome all these singers and musicians. Big names have passed through the ‘Cognac Blues Passions’: B. B. King, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, Seal, Sting, etc.

A year of celebration


All year round, Cognac comes alive with numerous events and festivals around history, culture and land. We recommend that you stop at these emblematic events of the city: “Cognac Blues Passions”, “Festival de Polar”, “Fête du Cognac”, “Festi’Classique en Pays de Cognac” and “Marathon du Cognac”. Check with reception for upcoming events.

A journey through history

The Roman Art route

Follow in the footsteps of history, in the heart of green landscapes where hills and Romanesque churches mingle. Take one of the region’s tourist routes which will take you past superb churches, showcasing Roman Art. Visit these monuments for which the region is famous: the Saint-Pierre church in Jarnac, the Saint-Maxime church in Saint-Even-les-Carrières, the Saint-Hippolyte church in Plaizac or the Saint-Martin church in Sigogne.
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