Charente is situated approximately 120 miles (193 kilometers) southwest of Strasbourg and 160 miles (257 kilometers) southeast of the national capital Paris.
Charente is an inexhaustible source of historic, social and cultural gems; you’ll find loads to explore within the rooms of its popular museums. Among the most popular cultural and historical highlights in Charente are the Museum of Comics and the Musee du Papier. Also don’t miss out on the Hennessy Cognac Company or maybe the Musee Francois Mitterrand.
The Charente area is a dream destination for those who love places with historic significance particularly for those with an interest in religious buildings. Some of these are the Angouleme Cathedral, the Eglise Monolithe and the Eglise Saint-Jacques. Enjoy the contemplative quiet, admire the workmanship and improve your knowledge of history in these beautiful buildings.
Standing on strategic locations in the region are a few wonderful historic manors and castles. You can be certain that your group will have a great time exploring Chateau de la Rochefoucauld, Chateau de Cognac and Barbezieux Castle.
One of the nicest ways to experience the natural environs of Charente is to grab your golf bag and head to the area’s challenging golf links. Work on your drives and putting while on vacation; book a few holes at Cognac Golf and also Hirondelle Golf.
Before you fly out of Charente, stop by the St Mathias Church and the Francois Mitterrand's Grave; two of the not-to be missed sights which help make this city the special place it is.