The cognac production territory includes departments: Charante-Maritime, Charante, Deux-Sevres and Dordogne.
In the center of this territory there are cities Jarnac, Segonzac and Cognac. The city Cognac is widely known in the world due to the glory of noble cognac.
Cognac lays in 465 km away from Paris (3 hours on the high-speed train TGV), in 120km away from Bordeaux and 100 km away from La-Rochelle. The average year temperature 13,5°C (6,5°C in winter and 21,5°C in summer. The area Cognac has enough solar and rainy days to produce the best cognacs in the world.
Cognac is a city with narrow winding streets and old houses, which are frequently covered with black velvet, due to activity of microscopic fungus that feeds with alcoholic vapors. It is the birthplace of King Francois I, there is his castle here, and also other historical sightseeing: St. Leger’s church, The Towers of St. James’s Gate and many other "ancestors" of the historical past of the city.
In the center of Cognac there is a great variety of fine restaurants that use natural wealth for cooking original dishes: petits gris a la charentaise (snails); the mussels "Éclade"; an oyster with a shallot and vinegar sauce; goat's milk cheese; the Bavarian sour cream flavoured with cognac.
Cognac is a monument to the living history of France with architectural masterpieces: St. Peter's cathedral in Angouleme; the Spa in Saint Saloine; the Arch dedicated to the birth of Germanicus; the old port in La-Rochelle; the legendary Arsenals of Rochefort with the memories Colbert and Lafayette.
Cognac birthplace is full of different activities, such as golf, rambling, horse riding, off-road riding, water sports, beaches on the Atlantic ocean coast and cruise on the river Charante.