Destination Cognac breathes the air of freedom for those travelling in vans, modified trucks or motorhomes. Discover our most attractive sites and services, get out the table and chairs, breathe in … you’re on holiday !
Our destination experts have come up with great ideas for walkers, cyclists, canoeists or just on the road to your next stopover : a road-trip between river and vineyards from Châteauneuf-sur-Charente to Cognac. Have a good time !

Road-trip between river and vineyards


Le Bain des Dames summer beach on the banks of the Charente in Chateauneuf sur Charente, leisure area, swimming

Your road-trip between river and vineyards starts at the reception area at Le Bain des Dames in Châteauneuf-sur-Charente. While the sporty ones are trying out a canoe or archery or exploring Flow Vélo, the more siesta-minded can stretch out on the beach by the Charente before everyone meets up at the open-air café. The Tourism Office is open from mid-June to mid-September.
Don’t forget to do your shopping at the easily accessible town centre of Châteauneuf-sur-Charente where there are numerous shops and services.


Don’t miss the astonishing Château de Bouteville on the road to Lignières-Ambleville. At the end of a fun-packed, exciting visit, the view from the terrace is remarkable! The Bouteville balm workshop, just below, is worth a visit.

Bouteville, Grande Champagne village in Charente, view of the vineyards in autumn with the church and château

Startlingly green in the spring, yellowy-orange in the autumn, the ocean of vines opens onto the delightful village of Lignières-Ambleville, a proud representative of our Villages of Stone and Vines. The park and the Charmille château are a majestic setting for the reception area !
Don’t forget to book a visit to the Petite Maison du Lin a few days in advance – it’s a great day out !


Stéphane Charbeau

If you’re searching the freshness of the Charente valley, head for Bassac, another of our Villages of Stone and Vines.

Set yourselves up comfortably in the reception area, an ideal base camp for exploring this charming village, its bridges and arms of the Charente, its watermill and of course the Saint-Étienne de Bassac abbey, one of the most beautiful in the area. Just a stone’s throw and accessible by Flow Vélo, is the not-to-be-missed gabarier village of Saint-Simon, where you can go on boat rides, and its little museum. Both villages have restaurants.


Jarnac is an essential stop-off point on the flow vélo
Cycle road along the Charente river

Following the river will take you to Jarnac. Discover the town and its numerous visits and activities : cognac houses, canoeing, birthplace of François Mitterrand etc. Info from the Tourism Office.

Farther on lies Bourg-Charente, another Village of Stone and Vines, a perfect spot for a break and the possibility of starred lunch close to the château Grand Marnier.
Soon after, you arrive at the Art & History town of Cognac, birthplace of François 1st and cradle of cognac production.

Stéphane Charbeau
Bourg-Charente, view of the river Charente and the Château
Marnier Lapostolle
Les droners

A perfectly situated service area opens in Spring 2024 and will provide help on finding the right visits and activities for you, from open-air cafés and all kinds of restaurants to numerous shops and services.

Our destination experts await you at the Tourism Office – they’ll be keen to hear about your journey !

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