Château and Saint-Jacques gate

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Porte à l'entrée de la villeReference is made to the château in Cognac as early as the 10th century. It was the favourite residence of the Valois family from Angoulême and François l was born there in 1494.

The Saint-Jacques gate or ’bridge gate’ formed part of the town walls. It used to command a bridge which has now disappeared. It was rebuilt at the end of the 15th century and has remained unchanged to this day.

chateau Cognac