Learn about the Regional Cuisine and Wines of Poitou Charentes on the Atlantic coast.
Poitou-Charentes Regional Tourist Board
is either a small city or a large town
(its sister city is Deniston, Texas), for it is easy enough to walk
around it in an hour or two and need not spend much more time there
unless you are a wine merchant. For the city that gives its name to one
of the world's greatest brandies is distilled and bottled and shipped,
with many of the ancient names--Otard, Hennessey, Courvoisier, and many
others--open to visit, which is well worth your while.