8 days in Charente Itinerary

8 days in Charente Itinerary

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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to La Rochelle-Île de Ré Airport, Drive to Cognac
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Cognac
— 3 nights
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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne
— 2 nights
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Confolens
— 2 nights
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Drive to Limoges Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Birmingham

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Cognac

— 3 nights
Cognac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. Change things up with these side-trips from Cognac: Angouleme (Eglise Saint-Andre, Musee d'Angouleme, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Cognac, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public de Cognac, see the interesting displays at Musée des Arts du Cognac, and contemplate the long history of Martell Cognac's Visitors Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Cognac road trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Cognac is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Birmingham to Cognac due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Birmingham in July, with highs in Cognac at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne.

Things to do in Cognac

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

— 2 nights
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a commune in the Charente department in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of south-western France. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Jacques, get to know the fascinating history of Place Trarieux, Head underground at Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, head outdoors with La Base de Pleine Nature de Poltrot, then delve into the distant past at Chateau de Villebois-Lavalette, and finally make a trip to Halles. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chalais, then don't miss a visit to Le Perroquet Vert, then sample the fine beverages at Domaine Maine Giraud / Alfred de Vigny, and finally admire the striking features of Chateau de la Mercerie.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aubeterre-sur-Dronne trip planner.

Getting from Cognac to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Confolens.

Things to do in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Confolens

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Fri), head outdoors with Aire de Rejallant, don't miss a visit to Memorial of Resistance, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de La Rochefoucauld, and finally appreciate the history behind Lanterne des Morts. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Cassinomagus - Archaeological Park, then experience rural life at 13 Bees Beekeeping Taster Sessions, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de St Germain de Confolens.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Confolens holiday planning website.

Drive from Aubeterre-sur-Dronne to Confolens in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Aubeterre-sur-Dronne in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Confolens: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Confolens

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Charente travel guide

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Distilleries · Castles · Specialty Museums