Les Charentes is an area north of Bordeaux city, known for the Cognac and Pineau des Charentes (an aperitif).
This part of France is also known for the architectural and historical patrimony. Here was the first capital of the roman Aquitaine: Saintes. In the town of Cognac was born the king François the 1st. Now in the town are the main “maisons” who sell all over the world the production.