ATTRACTIONS



                                              
TO SEE AND TO DO
Segonzac
Self-guided walking tours around the town centre
Guided tours of family-run local cognac distilleries
Visit the Maison de la Grande Champagne -
a cooperative of local cognac producers
Tour a local barrel-makers
Meet the residents
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 a weekly programme organised by the tourist office.
Bio markets on two Sundays of the month-
Sample the produce of the area - the goat cheeses,
ostrich meat, poultry,wines and, of course,  
the world-famous cognac and pineau.
Tennis courts open to visitors

Jarnac
Guided tours of Courvoisier and Napoleon museum
Visit the Mitterand Museum-
the former president was born here       
Two hour informative cruises along the river
Stroll its shady banks.
Swimming, kayaking and canoeing
Picnic in the pretty little park on the Ile Madame-
an island in the centre.   

Cognac
Stroll the narrow cobbled streets of the old town
Cruise on the flat-bottomed boat - the Dame Jeanne
Visit Chateau Otard, once home to King Francois 1st.  Tour the renowned
Courvoisier, Hennessy, Martell, etc Take in the scene over a drink or lunch
at the
outdoor cafes on the Francois 1st square.
Blues festival annually
Golf course open to visitors

Saintes
A city of fine churches and much roman influence.  
From the museum (once a roman abattoir), you can take a walking tour along
the old roman way to the gallo-roman amphitheatre, still under excavation.
The lively market takes place outdoor and in, across the river from the magnificent
roman triumphal arch.

Angouleme
Situated on a bluff, the city has a skyline of church domes and steeples.
It hosts a colourful indoor market and varied restaurants
Visit the Resistance Museum
Bustling shopping area
Annual antique car rally, film and cartoon festivals





By car, Segonzac is a good base to visit the following:

Brouages -  Birthplace of Samuel de Champlain,  
                       founder of French Canada.
La Rochelle – fine mediaeval port on the Atlantic coast.

Bordeaux – regal city on the edge of the Medoc
           peninsula, renowned for it’s wines.
St Emilion – mediaeval monastic town producing wine

Oradour-sur-Glane – martyred town of the second-world war



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