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One of the lesser known waterways. At the door of the Atlantic, this region has managed to highlight his past and entertainment. From Angoulême to Rochefort through Saintes and Cognac, during your cruise on self-drive river boat on this natural river, you will have the leisure to enjoy many water activities and a multitude of bathing areas will ship to reach.
There are not many locks. They are all manual and open on bank holidays.
The Charente is a gentle river that’s easy to navigate on.
Mooring is only permitted in designated places and not in the countryside.
Hi-speed (TGV) train stations in Angoulême and Saintes.
One-way cruises are not available on the Charente.
Secure car parking is available at each departure base. You can swim in the River Charente.