Known as the ‘Loveliest River in France’ the Charente meanders from its source in the Limousin through the gentle countryside of the Charente region until it reaches the Atlantic at Rochefort. You can choose to cruise in either direction from our base at Jarnac.
Cruising west towards the Atlantic at Rochefort, you’ll see the world renowned vineyards of Cognac and a visit to this elegant town and its famous distilleries such as Hennessy and Remy Martin, is a must. Rochefort was built to house Louis XIVth’s new Navy and remains an important and historic naval center today. Enjoy the sea air and fabulous seafood restaurants!