FPP

Charente

Here are some cruising suggestions ... 

Weekend
Cognac –  Saintes  – Cognac
69 km, 4 locks, 10 hours
Cognac -  Jarnac  - Cognac
40km , 6 locks, 6 hours 

Mini week
Cognac – St Savinien – Cognac
112 km, 4 locks, 20 hours
Cognac - Châteauneuf sur Charente - Cognac
66 km, 16 locks, 14 hours

One week
Cognac – Angoulême – Cognac
118 km. 36 locks, 28 hours
Cognac - St Savinien - Cognac - Jarnac - Cognac
142 km, 10 locks, 25 hours
Cognac - Châteauneuf sur Charente - Cognac
135 km, 20 locks, 25 hours

Two weeks
Cognac – Angoulême – Cognac - St Savinien – Cognac
230 km, 40 locks, 48 hours

Between Loire and Garonne , the Charente River runs slowly through Angoulême and the vineyards of Cognac to the Atlantic Ocean. This region is famous for its fine Cognac and Pineau . Visit the distilleries and try to discover the secret of these unforgettable brandies 
The lush valleys are lined with Renaissance castles and Romanesque churches. Enjoy the views ... 

To see :  The cellars of Pineau and Cognac, Saints and its Roman vestiges, Bourg-Charente and its dugout, Jarnac , city of F. Mitterrand , Angoulême : capital of the comic strip.
To taste :  The " cougnat " (cognac), the pineau of the Charente , the capon of Barbezieux , cagouilles (snails), the manslois (cheese), kroumirs and cornuelles (cake store( cornuelles (pastry)).
To know :  The region so called Charente "country of a thousand rivers" counted formerly 800 mills among which some were transformed into museums.
Most important :  The national center of the comic strip and of the image of Angoulême 

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BASES IN THIS AREA

SELF DRIVE BOATS IN THIS REGION RUN BY FPP

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Tarpon 42 Trio Prestige

4 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Very comfortable self-drive boat for a French canal holiday. 3 cabins lounge cabin Two rear cabins: choice between two single berths or one double berth Forward cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: three showers / three washbasins / three...
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Tarpon 32

3 stars 4 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
2 Cabins lounge cabin Up to 4/6 ( 2) peoples Forward cabin: one double berth one child bunk Rear cabin: one double berth one child bunk Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two showers / two washbasins / two WCs 9,10 m x 3,75 m - 2 steering...
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Tarpon 37

3 stars 7 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 7/9 people in 3 cabins Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Rear cabin portside: one double berth with one raised child bunk (on certain models) Rear cabin starboard side: two single bunk beds Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Tarpon 42 A

3 stars 10 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 12 peoples 4 cabins and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth 1 raised single berth Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin portside: 1 single berth, 2 bunk beds Rear cabin starboard side: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary equipment: two...
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Eau Claire 930 Fly

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 1 Temporary Berths
Up to 6 peoples 1 Cabin lounge cabin Rear cabin: one double berth one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised single berth Sanitary equipment: one shower / one washbasin / one WC 9,30 m x 3,60 m - 2 steering positions Minimum height in the lounge: 2. 15m and in...
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Triton 1050

2 stars 6 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boats which are typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 8 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Gangway: one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to...
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Triton 860 Fly

2 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boat which is typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. This boat has the double steering. Up to 5 peoples 1 Cabin and lounge cabin Forward cabin: one double berth one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Eau Claire 1130

1 stars 6 Permanent Berths 3 Temporary Berths
Up to 9 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth Rear cabin: one double berth one single berth Gangway: one single berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth one raised single bunk Sanitary equipment: one shower / three washbasins / one WC...
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Espade 850 Fly

1 stars 2 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Up to 4 peoples 1 cabin : Rear cabin : one double berth Lounge : seat convertible to a double berth one folding single berth Sanitary equipment : one shower / one washbasin / one WC Lenght : 8,50 m Beam : 3,20 m Minimum Height : - in the lounge cabin : 1,90 m Steering wheels :...
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Penichette 1107 W

1 stars 5 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
Comfortable boats which are typical of fluvial tourism and giving the best price/life on board. Up to 7 peoples 2 Cabins lounge cabin Middle cabin: one double berth one single berth Forward cabin: one double berth Lounge: seat convertible to a double berth Sanitary...
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Penichette 935 W

1 stars 3 Permanent Berths 2 Temporary Berths
1 Cabin & lounge cabin Lounge: seat convertible to double berth. Fitted kitchen. 
 Sanitary equipment: 1 shower / 1 washbasin / 1 WC. Minimum height in the lounge = 2,05 m, and in the cabins = 1,85 m Steeringwheels: inside and outside Inside equipment complete boat...

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