Jarnac — Rochefort — Jarnac

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Jarnac, Charente, France, navigation area, map

Basic information

  • Cruise length: 186 km
  • Trip duration: 7 days
  • Type of cruise: there and back
  • Number of locks: 12

Sail to Saint Brice and visit the castle, which has a unique Renaissance façade. Relax with a picnic in the park or on the town's riverside golf course.

Enjoy the scent of cognac in the elegant town of Cognac. Join a guided tour of the famous distillery and enjoy free tastings to help you make your buying decision. Continue on to Saintes and discover amazing archaeological finds. Visit the amazing maritime museum in Rochefort.
Discover the spirit of France in this area famous for its fine cognac, delicious cuisine, Romanesque art and Romanesque architecture. Many towns and villages boast excellent restaurants and colourful markets. It's a beautiful country where you can take walks through forests and sunflower fields, go cycling and you can also take advantage of the golf course in Cognac.
The river is known as "The most loved river in France". It rises in Limousin and flows through the fine countryside of the Charente region to the Atlantic Ocean at Rochefort. You can choose to cruise in both directions from our base in Jarnac.

Travelling west towards the Atlantic at Rochefort, you'll see a world of renowned vineyards at Cognac and a visit to this elegant town and its famous distilleries, such as Hennessy and Remy Martin, is a must. Enjoy the sea, the air, the fabulous restaurants and the seafood!

A cruise east takes you through the stunning Charente Valley to the cathedral city of Angoulême, once home to a thriving paper industry.

Available houseboats in the Charente area by comfort class: