COGNAC BRANDY, FRANCE : travel information on Cognac

Cognac city travel guide

Cognac brandy, the « drink of the gods » as french writer Victor Hugo called it, is made in the vineyards and warehouses of the valley of Charente in Charente Poitou ( South west of France ).

Most of the great houses and distilleries of Cognac brandy (Remy Martin, Camus, Martell, Hennessy…) are situated in Cognac city and they offer a visit for the public, and even sometimes a free glass of Cognac !

Cognac brandy is an eau de vie distilled from grapes grown in a defined area situated around Cognac city, from the Atlantic coast to Angouleme city. The finest Cognac brandy come from the areas called Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne (these are of course different from the famous bubble drink area).

AROUND SAINT JEAN DE LUZ, FRANCE: Saint Jean de Luz city

Saint John of Luz city is situated in Basque country, France

Saint Jean de Luz city is situated in the Basque country, in Aquitaine , a region of the South west of France.

Basque country is renowned for its « douceur de vivre », timbered houses, Pyrenées mountains, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Bayonne, Anglet and the proximity of Spanish border…

BIARRITZ, FRANCE: Biarritz city

Biarritz city is situated in Basque country, France

Biarritz city is situated approximatively 750 kms from Paris. (see how to get to Biarritz from Paris)

Biaritz is situated near the Spanish border. Biarritz became an elegant seaside resort in the 19th century. Biarritz offers fine eighteen century architecture, luscious food (Restaurant in Biarritz) and fine views of the Atlantic Ocean. See places to see in Biarritz and around Biarritz

The weather of Biarritz is usually sweet : rainy in winter and hot in summer

AROUND BIARRITZ, FRANCE: places to see around Biarritz (Miarritz) city

What to see around Biarritz city

Biarritz city is situated in the Basque country, in Aquitaine , a region of the South west of France.

Basque country is renowned for its « douceur de vivre », timbered houses, Pyrenées mountains, Saint-Jean de Luz, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Bayonne, Anglet and the proximity of Spanish border…

CAP FERRET, FRANCE: the Ferret cape

Cap Ferret is situated in Gironde, France

Cap Ferret is a cape or peninsula facing Arcachon city, on the Arcachon bay :

Cap Ferret is a peninsula with sandy beaches offering both the Mediterranean sea-like waters of the Arcachon bay and the waves of the Atlantic ocean.

Most of all, Cap Ferret offers many typical landscapes such as oysters-farming villages, pine forests…

Cap Ferret is like an undiscovered jewel on the Aquitaine coast

Other places of interest in the Arcachon bay :

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Arcachon city
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Pilat Dune or Pyla dune, the biggest dune of Europe