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The Horte-et-Tardoire Valley

Visit the magnificent La Rochefoucauld château, historic mills and medieval gardens...

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Charente Family Fun

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Making Cognac

The bustling riverside town of Cognac remains world famous for one of the region’s most celebrated exports...

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Explore Cognac Country

Explore Cognac Country

Leave Cognac town and vineyards are soon joined by rolling fields of sunflowers...

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Cognac Tours

Cognac Tours

The big Cognac houses offer guided tours revealing how stills work and more about the production processes. They conclude with a tasting, and reservations are strongly recommended during the holiday season. Several offer tailor-made visits, and all have English speaking guides.

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Cognac Town - what to see and do

Cognac Town - what to see and do

Take your time to explore the historic Cognac old town before heading out into Cognac Country. 

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The Charente-Limousine

The Charente-Limousine

Roman remains, Romanesque church towns, Renaissance châteaux – and fun in the water.

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Visit Angouleme

Visit Angouleme

The capital of the Charente, Angoulême is a lovely hillside town that’s full of character and has a lively nightlife thanks to its many bars, cafés and restaurants that spill out on the streets in the warmer months. Once known for its industry, especially paper, it is now famous for its international festivals…

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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne - one of the most beautiful villages in France

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne - one of the most beautiful villages in France

There are about 32,000 villages in France and just 151 of them are given the accolade of being one of Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. With its red-tiled roofs, steep cobbled streets and typically French town square lined with linden trees. it's easy to see why Aubeterre-sur-Dronne in the south of the Charente has been designated as one of the most beautiful villages in the country.

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