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Charente is a département in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of southwestern France.


The "Paradise" cellar in Cognac
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  • Angoulême is a 19th-century city with a medieval heart preserved behind ramparts.
  • Cognac is a small medieval town, best known for the famous brandy which bears its name. It was also birthplace of François 1 (1494-1547), a King of France and one of the main instigators of the renaissance in that country.

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The Charente is navigable from Angoulême to the sea. Boats can be rented without a license.



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