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The city of Cognac

The city of Cognac is a must in the region. You will be charmed by the old town and historic monuments such as the Charente quays, the Saint-Jacques towers, the Château de Cognac, the Saint Léger church and the Maison de la Lieutenance. Make a must-do activity in the region, by visiting a distillery and a Cognac producer house. You will discover all the secrets of this drink. In our charming hotel in Cognac, we exhibit and sell Cognacs from the region so that you can leave with a souvenir.

Walks and activities

Our hotel is located very close to the Charente, you will enjoy taking a barge ride, swimming or giving yourself a moment of calm on the banks. Beautiful hikes or bike rides can be on the program of your stopovers in our hotel with restaurant in Cognac. We know the region perfectly and we can tell you the best routes according to your desires of escape and your level.

For golfers

Just a five-minute drive from the Hôtel-Restaurant l'Oliveraie, you will find the Golf de Cognac. To work on your swing or to discover this sport, amateurs and apprentice golfers will meet on the green.

Cognac Discovery Center

The Discovery Area in Cognac Country is an interpretation center which presents the richness of the heritage and the environment of the territory of the west of Charente. The visit of this place will appeal to all your senses. It is a rewarding experience that is offered to you!

The Château François I

Since the 10th century, this castle has been known by different names: the Château de Cognac, the Château des Valois or the Château de François Ier. Take advantage of your stopover in our charming hotel in Cognac to take a tour of this Château starting with its historic part, continuing towards the cellar, and ending with a Cognac tasting.

The Cognac Arts Museum

This museum invites you to discover the adventure of Cognac, but also local history and manufacturing techniques. Discover this unique and local know-how by visiting this exceptional museum, directly linked to the Discovery Center, where you will learn more about the trades of viticulture, oenology, distillation, cooperage and packaging.


The year in Cognac is punctuated by many festivals:

• Blues Passion: musical festival in the public garden of Cognac, during the summer

• Cognac Festival: 3 days of celebration punctuated by tastings and music

• Coup de Chauffe: festival dedicated to street performances

• The Polar: literary festival which rewards the novel, the comic strip, the cinema, the audio-visual one and the living spectacle by the "Polars"

The Angoulême comics festival

Each year the Angoulême International Comic Strip Festival is held. It takes place every year in January and offers exhibitions, debates, meetings and signing sessions. During this event, many prizes are awarded.