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The town of Cognac is situated in the Charente department in the southwest of France. It's a serene town made world-famous by its local version of brandy, known as Cognac! The area is a popular center for wine as well. Cognac is a great destination for those looking to pursue a tour to one of the many wine distilleries in the region. However, the town itself has plenty to offer tourists as well, in the form of a stunning riverside and a historical center. With Hotels.com, guests are offered a host of features such as in-depth hotel comparisons, a plethora of guest reviews, and real-time as well as tourist-uploaded images of the hotels in the region. Finding the perfect Cognac hotels becomes a simple and enjoyable task with Hotels.com, as you can be sure to find the perfect hotel room that suits your taste and preferences.
What's in Cognac?
The crowded town side area of Cognac is where tourists can find a comfortable hotel room, walk down the beautiful boulevard, sip on some coffee at a street side café, or just do some vacation shopping. Most of the buildings in this region are constructed using the local white stone that is characteristic of the Poitou-Charentes region and gives the local architecture a very distinct and attractive style. The old town in Cognac is a much quieter locale and houses the famous Cognac castle. Named after the king of France who was born there, this 15th century structure is located in the town's center and features a statue of Francois I on a horse.
Getting around Cognac
Cognac's old town is marked by narrow cobblestone streets, historic row houses, and numerous brandy maturing warehouses, especially along the riverside. While walking along the Rue Grande, tourists might also notice some half-timbered houses; the most noticeable of these is the House of the Lieutenant, the official residence of the Lieutenant General Pierre Lacombe from 1603-1624. Another must-visit is the church of Saint-Leger, which was originally built in the 12th century, but was constantly modified and reconstructed over the centuries and now showcases a mix of various architectural styles. Cognac also houses two historical museums, the Museum of Art and History, an attractive 19th century building within the town's public gardens, and the Cognac Museum of the Arts, which contains the specific know-how required to make and market the region's famous local brandy. Tourists may also want to visit the famous Saint Gobain glassworks factory, which manufactures the glass bottles in which Cognac is stored.