Your boat rental from Sireuil will take you on a voyage to discover all the attractions of a boat trip along the Charente. Chais and big houses of Cognac, visit Angoulême, charming villages and natural landscapes preserved.
Sireuil, where you will board your canal boat at the Nicols base is a perfect location to start your discovery of the beautiful, calm and winding Charente river.
Sireuil: Distillerie des Moisans
Trois-Palis: ‘Chocolaterie Letuffe’ – tours, tastings and workshops at this artisan chocolate makers
Angoulême: ‘Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée’ – museum of comic books, ‘Musée du papier’ – museum of paper, ‘Musée d’Angoulême’ – museum with art and archeaology collections, tours of the city’s frescos and painted walls, city hall built by Paul Abadie, Old town with remparts, Cathédrale Saint Pierre.
Saint-Simeux: Picturesque village
Châteauneuf sur Charente: The heart of the Pineau des Charentes and Cognac region, many family activities including outdoor swimming pool, beach, water skiing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking and motocross.
Graves Saint Amant: The famous Maison Brillet – cognac distillery, historical listed church
Vibrac: Small beach, 12th and 18th century bridges, 16th, 17th and 18th century houses, mill
Bassac: Saint-Etienne church, 11th century Abbey surrounded by monastic buildings, mill and 16th century bridge
Jarnac: The Cognac houses of Courvoisier and Hine, birthplace of François Mitterand with museum
Cognac: The Cognac houses of Hennessy, Rémy Martin, Martell, Baron Otard and Meukow. Museum of Cognac Arts, old town with mansions, half-timbered houses, Saint Léger church
When you have explored Cognac it is time to make the return leg of your journey, perhaps revisiting some of your favourite places as you cruise back to the Nicols base at Sireuil where you will return your boat.
Holiday reviews from Sireuil
A great family trip
The whole family really enjoyed this boating trip. Discovering villages by bike and making the most of the chances to swim led to some great times.