Cognac town


A lovely town with amazing architecture built on the wealth from the years of Cognac production, once again straddling the River Charente. The town offers a Cognac Experience that people travel the world to experience. With the main cognac houses such as Hennessy, Martell, Remy Martin, Courvoisier and Camus all having visitor centres, tasting houses…

Jarnac town


Situated around 30 miles down the Charente river from Le Palais is the town of Jarnac, not quite as famous as its big brother Cognac, however just as important in the cognac trade. Home to Courvoisier, Delamain and Thomas Hine & Co Cognac houses. The beautiful town straddles the river and offers a slightly more…

Angouleme town


One of those typical French cities, industrial on the outside but beautiful on the inside. Most roads lead around Angouleme. However, if you take one leading to the centre, and explore the hill top fortified old town you are in for a treat. Just a 25 minutes drive from Le Palais, Angouleme old town boasts…

Map of Ruffec


Ruffec is a fantastic little town just 7 minutes, from Le Palais by car. You should find all the services that you may require, including a brand new Le Clerc, Intermarche, Lidl, Aldi along side  numerous, bakeries, garages, fuel stations, banks, and DIY stores.