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. Cognac has a cosy centre with shops and terraces. Here you can also find a large recreation park with lots to do for all ages but particularly for the younger children, there is an open air swimming-pool just for little children with life guards. You can also play crazy golf, hire canoes and water bikes for a short trip on the Charente, and if you get peckish there is also a basic snackbar. For those more serious about golf there is an 18 hole championship golf course. The Etapes de Cognac, offer 4 different routes around the Cognac area with 4 different themes.