In Cognac (12km Domain)
STOP THE RIVER :
Located on the right bank of the river , opposite the Chateau de Cognac, boating and tourist stop is open from April 15 to October 15.
It is an area with parking motorhome equipped with a pay terminal with two water and electricity points.
INTER- CRUISE :
Rental houseboats without a license on the Charente . Become captain of your ship, the time of a weekend, a week …
Different rates depending on the type of boat , the period extras .
Tel: 05 45 90 58 18
« LA DAME JEANNE » GABARE :
Heavy barges, loaded stones St. Even Careers and weapons made Ruelle or eaux-de -vie from Cognac Charente have long down the river to the sea where they returned laden with salt Brouage or the Ile de Ré. Rebuilding a barge identically, the Community of Municipalities of Cognac has returned once its river . Flat-bottomed boat built in oak wood because it does not catch fire and can live in water for 50 years without rotting , the Lady Jane is 22 m long , 4.32 m wide and weighs 25 tons.
Hours: Special Promenade children aboard the barge La Dame Jeanne . Together with the guide, your children will learn the secrets of navigation. Time for a cruise, they will be little sailors ! Come have fun with them! From July 10 to August 29, 2013 every Wednesday at 16:45 .
Special picnic every Friday evening at 20h , the lighter reroute . Bring your picnic and discover the downstream part of the river.
From April to October , it allows you to discover , alone or in a group, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the region. Journey time : about 1:45
Minimum: 6 passengers – Maximum: 70 passengers
Ticket sales for individual begins 1/4 hours before each departure point of sale located near the barge ( upstream port Cognac)
Reservations recommended at the Tourist Office of Cognac.
Price: Adults 7 € – Children 6-14 years 4 € – Children – 6 years: Free
Animations : Adults: € 9 – Children 6 to 14 years ) 6 € – Children – 6 years: Free
Platform of the Green Room
Tel: 05 45 82 10 71
IN Saintes (15km Domain)
THE » HOLY CITY » GABARE :
The barge is a flat-bottomed boat which was used to transport the freight on the river. Highlands , we went down to the sea: stone, iron, wood , water spirits and we went back the port of Rochefort : salt , fish …
A real economy has developed around this gabarière activity and infrastructure have been built over the course of the Charente. In the nineteenth century , with the arrival of the railroad , the boatman traffic gradually disappeared . But cities and villages retain traces of the past. To revive this river history, life-size replica of a barge was built .
You are different courses and subjects offered during the year.
Information and reservations: 05 46 74 23 82
« LES SANTONS » :
These small electric boats allow discovery quiet and smooth river from Saintes. Handy, they can be controlled without a license. Capacity: 5 people. Reservation .
Schedule: June 29 to September 8
Open from 13:30 to 19:00 .
Rates per boat : 40 min : 18 € – 1:00 : € 24 – 1:30 : 36 € -
2:00 : 46 € .
Departure Place Bassompierres .
RENTAL CANOES :
In July and August : Tuesday to Friday from 16 am to 20 pm , Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm and from 14 am to 17 pm .
Rowing discovery ( beginners and advanced )
Tel. 05 46 74 01 66
IN SAINT – SAVINIEN (25 km Domain)
MINIATURE NAUTICAL PORT AND STABLES :
At the heart of a shaded environment, bordered by water , the island of Grenouillette is the home port of miniature boats that delight the little ones. These boats are specially designed for children, changing on a pond and a river 460 meters . Miniature port, reduced fishing vessels and ancient and contemporary trade models allow boarding and children …. Parents under the watchful eye of site managers .
Isle of Grenouillette ,
17350 THE MUNG
06 70 95 25 14
IN PORT D’ENVAUX (30 km Domain)
WATER BASE » THE CANOTIERS « :
Rental boats, electric boats , canoes, kayaks , pedal boats and bikes in an idyllic setting. Swimming, playgrounds and picnic. Refreshment bar , smoothies, ice creams , sandwiches …
THE WATER BASE CANOTIERS
5, rue du Port,
17350 PORT ENVAUX
05 46 92 17 50