We’re offering you a cocktail of ideas to help you find inspiration and organise your weekend or your next holiday in Destination Cognac. The ingredients: discoveries for the whole family, ideas for breaks with friends or lovers, our favourites, 100% local with our local portraits and a dash of Cognac!

The essacs of Saint-Simeux with Paul Frémont

Brought up in Saint-Simeux, Paul Frémont lives in a former watermill, the family home, on the Charente.  Thus he is in daily contact with the site and keeps a close eye on Les Essacs, an ideal spot for reconnecting with a very rich flora and fauna. Les Essacs de Saint-Simeux association Destination Cognac : When…

Discover Saint-Même-les-Carrières with Laurence Carbonel

She’s one of those untiring kingpins of Saint-Même Heritage who gives guided tours of the village every Sunday. That’s why Evelyne wanted to know more about Laurence Carbonel to create this portrait ! The stone from Saint-Même-les-Carrières have been used in the Cordouan lighthouse and the Château Frontenac in Quebec My life journey I was…

Robert’s childhood memories

Robert, who lives at Roissac, was a primary school teacher and is actively involved in community life, talks about his love for Grande Champagne and especially about his village through the life of his family and his childhood memories.

François 1st, king of France

He wasn’t destined to become king but a series of circumstances changed everything... François de Valois was born on 12th September 1494 in the family château of Cognac. His father was Charles, Count of Orléans and his mother Louise of Savoy. The first few years were spent in Cognac with his mother, his sister Marguerite…

5 days to explore Cognac and the region

If you’re looking for a family holiday in a friendly region that’s rich in know-how and heritage, then welcome ! Perhaps you don’t know where to start when preparing your stay. What should you see ? What activities are there ? Don’t worry, we’re there for you! Here’s a suggested five day itinerary. Day 1…

A 5* stay to dream about

Who hasn’t ever dreamed of spending a night in a luxury hotel ? Here are some exceptional addresses in the Charente, just an hour and a half from Bordeaux. Spend the night in a 5* hotel The town of Cognac has two prestige hotels perfect for a unique interlude. Spend a weekend of elegance, refinement,…

An adventure with friends

Enjoy a good dose of fresh air with friends or family with just one goal : to make new memories together. Cognac is a perfect open-air destination for a weekend with friends ! In the heart of the vineyards and the delightful river Charente, come and enjoy a few days getting away from it all…

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