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Let it be said, with no oak, no Cognac! Indeed, wood plays an essential role in the final expression of cognac. This oak, is for the barrels  for living at the end of the double heated in Charentais still. It is in this setting that the cognac will age and is its tannins will give beautiful amber or gold to the drink. If you want to produce an exceptional and complex of cognac, then making a barrel following an equally complex process is necessary…

Since the 90s, the Moine brothers took to heart to discover this dimension of cognac design by creating an original tour, lively and very informative, which opens the door to this precision craftsmanship .

Where the oaks come from, where we store the Oak, how are staves created, first steps before fabrication of the staves, the constituent elements of the belly of the barrel. This is what we reveal at the visit to the stave. The tour will then continue at the cooper to understand the technicality of making a barrel and ending at the Charentais Moine Brothers  distillery to complete the picture of the total production of cognac.

Of course, a tasting of Cognac and Pineau will be necessary after this long manufacturing process.

Opening times

From 15 June to 15 September: visits on Tuesday and Thursday

From 16 September to 15 June: visits possible by reservation only


The House of Corvoisier

On the banks of the river Charente, discover our story and experience our craft for yourself. Our exclusive tours offer unforgettable moments for you to savour. From sensory tastings to our historical museum. From our famous Paradis cellar which houses cognac dating back to Napoleon himself, to visiting the cooperage where our ageing barrels are hand-made to exacting standards.

Courvoiser offers five different  tours and tastings. 

Opening times

Full details on the website


Founded in 1875, Maison TIFFON kept his family character from its origins.
Located beautifully on the banks of the Charente, the buildings house the distillery, the wine cellars of assemblies, bottled, and a small museum.

29 Quai de l’Ile Madame
16200 Jarnac

Tel: 05 45 36 87 00

Opening Times

Visits are by appointment only.


House of Delamain

Discover the heart of Jarnac, the only cognac house specializing exclusively in the production of old cognacs Grande Champagne. The Cellar Master will assist you in the cellars of the eighteenth century located on the banks of the Charente and will reveal the secrets and know-how of one of the oldest names in cognac.

7 rue Jacques & Robert Delamain
Tel: 05 45 81 August 24


Open times

Tour and tasting (French or English) Free, by appointment.


Water Skiing & Wake boarding

Water Ski and Wake boarding, the Water Ski Club is located on an exceptional site. The sandpits site offers an ideal setting with a blue water lagoon of about one hectare.

Phone: 05 45 35 25 18
Mobile: 06 86 81 66 33  

Opening times

Contact for details


Jarnac Sports Kayaking

The canoe club Jarnac offers rental of canoes and kayaks by the hour, by the day or half day

Phone: 05 45 81 32 01
Mobile: 06 98 53 32 01


Opening times

All Summer


Charente cruises Chabot

Discover with family or friends very beautiful corners of nature along the water. Leave from ruffec, Mansle, Charente Montignac on Vindelle Sireuil Angouleme, Vibrac, or Chateauneuf Jarnac Cognac  … and beyond.

Rides on the Charente of 1, 2, 3 hours, half day or day and more with the passage or not of a lock and possibility of return .Safety equipment provided.

On the terrace feet in the water, you can enjoy a complete meal (fresh grilled card, salad bar, pizza, cold drinks and ice cream from the farm, lunch or dinner in a peaceful, friendly and festive atmosphere with concerts every Saturday evening …

  • Chabot: 26 boat passengers. The captain offers a guided cruise of 1:30 or 3:00 of the town, its history and architecture
  • the basis of “river ride” rental of offers:

           motor boats without license

           Canoe 2 to 4 people 

           kayak up to 3 people

           pedalo 3 to 5 people

           stand up paddle board

           bicycles (mountain bikes and hybrid)


opening times

See website for details


Bastille Day

14th July

See the best local firework display for Bastille day alongside the river Charente in Jarnac, following the display their is music and dancing in the town centre.

Jarnac Marathon

12th November

2015 saw 3500 people participate in the 15th Cognac marathon, hosted each year in November in Jarnac.

Either register for one of the three race distances or just cheer on the runners along the routes.