Crystal clear waters, perfect for swimming and fishing
The Charente region is situated in the south-west. It is famous for its clear water and Cognac. Renaissance castles and Romanesque churches await your visit.
Map of the canals and rivers
Self-drive boats in this region
Nicols have 11 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.
France Passion Plaisance
France Passion Plaisance have 2 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.
Le Boat have 15 different self-drive boats for you to choose from.
Cruising in the Charente is calming and as relaxed as the countryside around you. Enjoy the breeze, marvel at the clear waters and the abundant wildlife and fish.
The Charente region is very rich in fauna and flora: pine forests, vineyards and far-stretching fields provide an ideal habitat for numerous species.
The 17th-century naval town Rochefort has plenty of maritime activities to interest all the family, including rope tressing! See how the cords that you handle each day are made.
The hilltop cathedral city of Angouleme takes you back in time and offers spectacular views from the Ramparts.
Waterways: River Charente
Places to visit in the region
- The Royal Castle of Cognac
- The old city of Angoulême and the market halls
- The museums of Angoulême
- The caves of Queroy
- Cathedrale Saint-Pierre de Saintes in the town of Saintes
- The vineyards of Jarnac
- La Corderie Royale and the old maritime port of Rochefort
- Tasting Cognac and also Pineau
Technical and construction information for the Charente