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Between Loire and Garonne, the Charente River runs slowly through Angoulême and the vineyards of Cognac to the Atlantic Ocean. This region is famous for its fine Cognac and Pineau. Visit the distilleries and try to discover the secret of these unforgettable brandies
The lush valleys are lined with Renaissance castles and Romanesque churches. Enjoy the views...

River cruise Cognac

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TO SEE: The cellars of Pineau and Cognac, Saints and its Roman vestiges, Bourg-Charente and its dugout, Jarnac, city of F. Mitterrand, Angoulême: capital of the comic strip.

TO TASTE: The "cougnat" (cognac), the pineau of the Charente, the capon of Barbezieux, cagouilles (snails), the manslois (cheese), kroumirs and cornuelles (cake store(cornuelles (pastry)).

TO KNOW: The region so called Charente "country of a thousand rivers" counted formerly 800 mills among which some were transformed into museums.

MOST IMPORTANT: The national center of the comic strip and of the image of Angoulême

Navigation on the Charente

It is a welcoming, very beautiful river, convenient to navigate quite freely.
We also call it the happy river … You will cross soft landscapes and will discover how alders, fennels of water, or the other wild reeds all seized the banks. Doubtless you will spot some kingfishers, grey herons or moorhens too. Fishing Amateurs, carps, trout, pike perches, pikes, eels and many others species populate the Charente, so get to your fishing lines!

cruise Charente

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Video Charente

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Routes of River cruise in Charente

Discover all our tourist information from Cognac. Rent a boat or a barge without licence, visit Cognac and its museum and navigate to Angoulême, capital of the drawn strip.

To know the tourist information from Cognac, you can open the interactive map in Google Maps by clicking the map below.

Tourist information from Cognac

Routes of River cruise in Charente

Suggestions for cruises from Cognac

Week-end

Cognac – Saintes – Cognac : 69 km, 4 locks, 10 hours
Cognac - Jarnac - Cognac : 40km, 6 locks, 6 hours

Mini week

Cognac – St Savinien – Cognac : 112 km, 4 locks, 20 hours
Cognac - Châteauneuf sur Charente - Cognac : 66 km, 16 locks, 14 hours

One week

Cognac – Angoulême – Cognac : 118 km. 36 locks, 28 hours
Cognac - St Savinien - Cognac - Jarnac - Cognac : 142 km, 10 locks, 25 hours
Cognac - Châteauneuf sur Charente - Cognac : 135 km, 20 locks, 25 hours

Two weeks

Cognac – Angoulême – Cognac - St Savinien – Cognac : 230 km, 40 locks, 48 hours

River cruise charente

Tarpon 42 TP

Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige

6/8 people
3 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Tarpon 42

Tarpon 42 A

10 / 12 people
4 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Tarpon 37

Tarpon 37 N

7/9(+1) people
3 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Tarpon 32

Tarpon 32

4/6 (+2) people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
2 Steeringwheels

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Triton 1050

Triton 1050

6/8 people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Triton 860 Fly

Triton 860 Fly

3/5 people
1 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Eau Claire 1130

Eau Claire 1130

6/9 people
2 cabins + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Espade 850 Fly

Espade 850 Fly

2/4 people
1 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Eau Claire 930 Fly

Eau Claire 930 Fly

4/6 people
1 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Pénichette 935 W

Espade 850 Fly

5/7 people
1 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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Pénichette 1107 W

Riviera 750

5/7 people
2 cabin + lounge cabin
1 Steeringwheel

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