The Ligaro, design hotel in Jarnac, close to Cognac, South West France

entrance and façade of the Hotel Ligaro near CognacThe Ligaro hotel is a design hotel with a gourmet restaurant close to Cognac, South West France, near Royan, Saintes and Angoulême.

Ludovic & Caroline, a French-Irish love affair led to the renaissance of this 17th century bourgeois townhouse now boutique hotel. The Ligaro takes its name from those of the owners’ three children – Liam, Gabrielle and Rose Anna.
The interiors are a wonderful mix of the contemporary, original and luxurious.
Ludovic Merle, chef of Restaurant du Château, worked with several internationally renowned chefs from Manhatten to the Côte d’Azur before opening his own establishment, just 300 meters from the hotel. Today, the Restaurant du Château is listed in several guides – Gault Millau, Michelin and the Bottin Gourmand.
The Ligaro hotel is the ideal place to enjoy luxurious surroundings, gourmet food and a warm welcome in the heart of France’s cognac producing region.

The Ligaro Hotel
A bilingual welcome (Caroline is Irish).
The hotel offers 8 spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms (24m2 – 35m2) and 2 suites (45m2).
Each bedroom offers:
Super king size bed 200cm x 200cm with percale cotton bed linens
Bathrobes and slippers
Spacious bathroom with open shower or both shower and bath for the suites
Individual reversible heating/air-conditioning
Flat screen television with international tv channels
iPod docking station
Mini bar
Complimentary tea/coffee/mineral water
Individual safe
Complimentary wi-fi
The Restaurant du Château, 5 minutes walk from the hotel, offers a lunchtime Bistrot menu and an evening gourmet à la carte menu.
The hotel has its own private garage.

Activities near the Ligaro Hotel
Cooking lessons: Individually or as part of a group, join Chef Ludovic in the kitchen for helpful hints and advice. Visit Jarnac’s local market to choose your menu together before joining the restaurant’s professional kitchen to begin your morning’s cooking. From preparation to presentation to tasting, the chef is there to guide you. Afterwards, enjoy the fruit of your labor – starter, main course, dessert – together with the corresponding wines or cognacs.

The proximity of the Charente river offers numerous activities – fishing, boat trips, canoeing – and cognac companies such as Courvoisier and Louis Royer are only a few minutes’ walk from the hotel, Rémy Martin, Hennessy and Martell just 20 minutes by car. For day trips, take the car and discover the small island of Ré, the Poitevin marchland, Jonzac and its thermal spa, Oléron Island, renowned for its oysters, the town of La Rochelle, the village of St Emilion and its vineyards …

Events near the Ligaro Hotel
International Comic Strip Festival (January): Angoulême (30km - 35min)
Open day at the distilleries (from December to February) : Pays de Cognac, near Jarnac
Vinexpo (June) : Bordeaux 120km (1h30)
Open air Blues Music Festival (July) : Cognac 15km (20mn)
French Film Festival (August) : Angoulême 30km (35mn)
European Hot air ballon Championship (August2017) : Mainfonds 30km (35mn)
Vintage car Race (September) : Angoulême 30km (35mn)
European Literature Festival (November) : Cognac 15km (20mn)
Food Festival (end of November) : Angoulême 30km (35mn)

16200 Jarnac
Cognac : 15km (20mn)
Angoulême : 30km (35mn)
Saintes : 45km (45mn)
Marennes : 85km (1h10)
Royan : 85km (1h10)
Saint-Emilion : 105km (1h30)
Ile d'Oléron : 115km (1h42)
La Rochelle : 120km (1h20)
Bordeaux : 120km (1h30)
Limoges : 130km (1h40)
Ile de Ré : 135km (1h35)
Poitiers : 140km (1h40)

Room B and C, suite D