5-15 km away is Cognac also on the Charente and home to more Cognac distillers such as Hennessey, the tour of Otard is well worth doing. You will find the Cognac museum next-door; You will be pleasantly be surprised. Opposite is a marina for boat rentals (see the pictures), no license required.
Cognac has a cosy centre with shops and terraces.
Drink a cocktail on the roof terrace of the Indigo (Martell) tower with fantastic views of the city. Have a stroll in the lovely maintained public garden. In St. Brice is an 18 hole championship golf course. The Etapes de Cognac, offer 4 different routes around the Cognac area with 4 different themes.