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Cognac, well known because of its delicious brandy, is situated along the beautiful River Charente located in the southwest of France. Even though Cognac’s main resource is its fine quality alcohol, there are also many other reasons why you should visit this town.
Cognac is steeped in history and boasts an array of medieval style buildings made of stone and timber; most are located along the streets of Rue Saulnier and also the nearby street of Rue de l'isle-d'Or. Visit the castle in which King Francois I was born way back in the 15 century.
To the left of the castle is the Hennessey Cognac Company, where you will be given a comprehensive guided tour. Alternatively there is a tour available taking you to the glassworks center in St Gobain, just 2kms to the south of the town if you would prefer this.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink to suit all budgets; the atmospheric La Bonne Goule serves up excellent Charentais specialities and is a popular choice with tourists.
Take a canal boat to Jarnac, and relax and unwind as you travel upstream. The late President Mitterrand's grave lies in Jarnac. Segonzac is the second closest town to Cognac and it is the capital of the famous 'Grande Champagne cru'. This town is a haven for various activities, and a good place to purchase Grande Champagne.
There is an airport located in Merignac (about 20kms from Bordeaux). From Bordeaux, take the freeway to exit 36 in Pons and the D732 from Pons to Cognac. By train, catch a high-speed TGV to Angouleme, and then change for a local train to Cognac (about 20 minutes).
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).