Cognac is a commune located in Charente department, southwestern France. It is department's sub-prefecture. Cognac is situated on river Charente between the towns of Saintes and Angoulême. The majority of the city has been built on river's left bank, with the smaller area on the right bank known as Saint Jacques district. The town lies on a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Cognac is 400 km (250 miles) southwest of Paris.
The major sight of interest is The Old Town. Cognac's medieval quarter "Vieux Cognac" runs alongside the river from Tours Saint-Jacques to Saint-Léger church. The area features many unusual buildings, created between 15th-18th centuries, located on narrow cobbled streets. Plenty of them contain sculptures of the salamander, symbol of King François I, and gargoyles.
The town gives its name to one of the best-known types of brandy (eau de vie) in the world. Drinks must be made in certain areas around Cognac and must be made according to strict regulations to be granted the "Cognac" name. Cognac is a unique, double-distilled spirit. The process can be viewed in one of the "Grande Marque" Cognac houses that all have visitor centres. Most central are Hennessy, Camus, Remy Martin, Martell, Otard. About 15 km East of Cognac lies Jarnac, home to Courvoisier.
The Cognac cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Cognac, France.
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Port Cognac cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Cognac, France. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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