This department is peaceful and quiet, located in the south-west region of Aquitaine. The river Charente is popular for fishing, boat trips, water sports and riverside picnics. Cognac is produced here, in the town of Cognac, which is surrounded by vineyards and seemingly endless countryside. Aside from Cognac, this region is famous for the liquer Pineau des Charentes (a regional aperitif), the oysters cultivated in Marennes-Oleron, Echire butter (a firm favorite with some of the most renowned restaurants and chefs in the world) and the local Chevre (goats cheese). Charente boasts a varied landscape, with sandy beaches and chalky seaside cliffs, rivers, lakes and farmland. Visitors can explore the Romanesque churches, art and architecture, medieval villages and fortifications, monuments and chateaux. The nearest international airport is La Rochelle or Bordeaux, where there are also TGV train stations with regional trains travelling to and from the various departments daily. Paris is roughly two hours’ train journey from Charente.
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