Take a barge and go down the Charente river, this is one of the essential activities to do near Cognac. This stroll along the water is a unique opportunity to discover nature and the banks of the Charente. You can also go canoeing. With family, friends, as a couple or alone, the Charente river will delight your desires of escape.
What to do in Cognac?
Visit the city of Cognac
By preferring the Hotel François Premier, you will stay in the heart of the city of Cognac. Stroll through the streets of the city center and discover all its treasures. We particularly recommend that you go to the Château de Cognac, which overlooks the Charente river. This ancient fortress from the 10th century is the birthplace of Francis I. Continue the city tour with the Maison de la Lieutenance, the Cognac Arts Museum, the public garden and the street art works of Wonderwall.
Along the water Walks on the Charente
Walks in the vineyards Wine tourism
The “Cognac” appellation vineyard covers more than 78,000 hectares and offers six vintages. From our charming hotel, walk one of the region's many wine routes. You will have the opportunity to interact with passionate winegrowers and taste exceptional wines.
Cycle paths The Flow Bike
The 290-kilometer cycle route, "La Flow Vélo", links Thiviers to the Île d'Aix, it passes near our 4-star hotel in Cognac. This route will make you discover charming villages and towns such as Angoulême, Jarnac, Crazannes and Rochefort. This cycle route passes through breathtaking vineyard landscapes and runs along the Charente.
Cognac tastings Cognac houses
Known throughout the world, Cognac has become an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) since 1936. We invite you to visit one of the many Cognac houses. You will be able to discover their history and participate in Cognac tastings.
Explore the "Spirits Valley". The latter is the association of professionals who work in the Charente Valley. Their aim is to promote regional skills and know-how.