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Jarnac is a commune located in the French departement of Charente. It is on the right bank of the Charente River making it a great destination for a family summer vacation. It is well known for the art of champagne production since the 19th century. Jarnac has a land area of about twelve square kilometers and a population of about five thousand.
Jacnac is a popular destination for travelers with fine tastes for food. Travelers expect their taste buds to meet handmade chocolates and exotic cognacs from popular cognac houses such as Louis Royer and Courvoisier.
Through a guided tour of the town, visitors can see the St. Pierre Church and its 800 year old crypt. One may also go to the Donation François Mitterrand, the collection of the gifts given to the President. There are also many French architectural exhibits in Jarnac, being the home to many artists. Just like most French towns, Jarnac also has a fresh food market.
Some travelers may also prefer to visit Jarnac during its festivals, such as the October chocolate festival and Christmas markets.
Most travelers come to Jarnac for the special cognac experience. Courvoisier offers guided tours of its museum that gives information on the cognac making process, the history of the company and its links to Napoleon. Louis Royer also offers tours of its facilities and pours on travelers, sample after sample of its products.
When looking for a place to stay in Jarnac, one can consider placing a reservation for a chateaux, a house boat or at the campground.