Espace découverte en pays du cognac, more than a visit, an invitation !
Travel to the heart of cognac country heritage!
The Espace Découverte en pays du cognac is an interpretation centre inviting visitors to discover the rich natural and architectural heritage of the West Charente region. Your visit will take you to the heart of history while unveiling the development of the river through the ages, introducing you to Romanesque heritage and the history of King Francis I as well as all the local attractions.
The perfect starting point to your journey, the Espace Découverte will help you design your holiday programme with suggestions of recommended visits and must-see points of interest in the cognac area.
Whether you are only visiting or live locally, The Espace Découverte en pays du cognac will tempt you to see, hear or taste the treasures of the area’s heritage. Exhibitions, conferences and activities are organized on a regular basis all year long.
Don’t hesitate to walk through our doors! We will welcome you in French, English and Spanish. Our modern building was built on the site of the oldest cognac company, the Maison Augier, founded in 1643. Located on the banks of the river Charente, on the « place verte » across from the harbour, the Espace Découverte en pays du cognac stands by the musée des arts du cognac. Entry is free and the visit will appeal to young and old alike.