Reference to the Robert Redford movie in Montana, the Charente river really runs through the AOC cognac vineyards from east to west. A quiet river which plays with landscape and flows into Atlantic sea just face to the famous “Fort Boyard”. Hop on board, imminent departure.
The Corderie Royale belongs to french naval history. Built in the XVII century, this industrial and historical building had known moments of glory during 150 years, and was a part of the greatest military arsenal of France. Then, burnt at the end of the second world war, it was nearly destroyed. The renaissance is due to passionnate men 30 years after.
It’s quite unusual in Cognac region to have such low températures withing the day : -7°C or -9°C. I presume that the scandinavian and canadian friends of the blog will just smile and think that it’s out of mind to say it’s cold, but for us, it is ! A white coat on the roofs and landscapes till noon, is quite exceptionnal. To be trendy, I putted on my white confortable coat.
Really, an amazing place. Blue of sky has always inspirated painters and photographs : never the same, from dawn to sunset, and so bright. Many shades of green are present everywhere, from that of the vineyards to that of the woods. In fall season, when a morning mist appear, the landscape becomes magic. And what about the sunset on the walls of the houses, build with the white limestome of Charente. The amber color of the cognac after his ageing period answers to the fall colors of nature. Live here allows to see, day after day, an unbelievable symphony of colours. Continue reading The chance to live in cognac region