The Irish Times magazine - 15 August 2015
A cruise along the Charent river in rural France took Conore Power to Jarnac in search of François Mitterand's birthplace and final resting place.
It was late on day three of a cruising trip down the river Charente. The sun had finally come out as we passed though the last lock and entered the town of Jarnac. Like a welcoming beacon, prange light reflects off the water and the huge glass-fronted headquarters of Courvoisier Cognac overlooks the river...