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Cognac is situated south-west of France at carente river, 97 km north of Bordeaux.The city has 21,900 inhabitants (2002). The city is the focal point for manufacturing and export of brandy. One can visit the “Musée des Arts du Cognac” – a modern, interactive museum that shows the history and how cognac is produced.In addition, one can visit the vineyards in the area, brandy cellars and distilleries.A royal castle “Château de Cognac”, is nearly 1000 years old and was originally built as a fortress. In the year 1450 certain Count Jean de Valois decided to make the building of his residence, then the castle was converted into a castle. Today it has an active cognac production, and the castle has cellar with opportunities for tasting cognac.The castle has a unique location and design and is really worth a visit.
Other tourist attractions include the Old Town (Le vieux Cognac), an area with many beautiful old half-timbered houses. These were built between 1500 – and 1800’s.The old town has narrow alleys and special boutiques. It may also be noted that tourists often rent a boat in Cognac to experience the beautiful River carente.