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Saintes and Cognac

Cognac and Saintes

Saintes was the first capital of the roman Aquitania. Built in the 1st century AD on the banks of the Charente river. You will admire Germanicus Arch originally standing on a stone bridge in the town, moved on a bank of the river in 1843, the roman amphitheatre and St Eutorpe, a romanesque church classified by UNESCO. This town is also known for being the birth place of Mr Guillotin who became famous because of… his invention.

Cognac known all over the world for the production of the famous “gods liquor” The grande champagne is the heart of the best vineyards. Here are produced the best cognac and Pineau des charentes.

Discover the cultural heritage of that times, the landscape and Cognac making in a small estate.

 
Example of program

  -Pick-up by your driver at your hotel or leasure place and departure to Saintes.  

 -Discovery of Saintes and the main monuments. -Continuation towards the town of Cognac on the banks of Charente river

 -Free time for lunch

 -In the afternoon:  the grande champagne see sighting tour, visit a traditional grower estate and taste the production.

 (or visit a “grande maison de cognac Hennessy, Otard… )

 - Return to Bordeaux

 


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