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Discover the city of comics and the land of vineyards Cruise to Angoulême and Cognac

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DEPART :
Sireuil
By :
Angoulême - Sireuil - Cognac
ARRIVE :
Sireuil
DISTANCE :
118 KM
TIME :
25h00
LOCKS :
36
from 349 EUROS**
* Cruise suggestions: non contractual information
** All prices are calculated on the basis of a two day weekend in low season.
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Description of
the boating holiday

From the comic books capital of Angoulême to the famous Charente vineyards of Cognac

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.

Departure base

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.

Places to see and things to do

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.

Canal boats available

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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.

Laëtitia, Sireuil

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