Since this town gives its name to one of the world’s best-known types of brandy no trip to the Charente-Maritime would be complete without a visit to Cognac to sample its wares. The most famous “Grande Marque” Cognac houses have great visitor tours and are located in the centre of the town. Situated on the river Charente, this pretty town with its cobbled streets is also famous for its wine tours, barrel making and glassblowing. With lovely parks, a zoo, river trips and plenty of outdoor activities its well worth a trip or two!