Discover Cognac

History of the town

THE ORIGINS Cognac lies on the banks of the river Charente, from which it draws its prosperity and, no doubt, its origin. The river Charente was known for its navigability from the Neolithic period and was one of the main supply routes for food. Later, during the development of the (...)

Cognac and the community of communes - a few figures

Cognac, with a population of 19,534 inhabitants, belongs to a community of communes with a total of about 35,000 inhabitants.

Cognac, much more than cognac !

Cognac is of course cognac the drink, an exceptional product, appreciated throughout the world with 95% going for exports. Cognac producers and merchants have made the name of our town more famous than that of many capitals and even today mark the architecture, economy and daily life in the town.

Architectural heritage
Festivals and fetes
Tourist information