Jarnac is a 4,700 inhabitant French town located in the Charente department - Poitou Charentes region. Situated on the right-bank of the Charente River between the towns of Angouleme and Cognac, it is a great location for fishers. Jarnac is also part of the area producing the famous following alcohols: Cognac, Pineau des Charentes and wines.
Jarnac‘s history dates from over 2,000 years. During the numerous invasions it suffered, the town built a castle and ramparts. Today, some vestiges remain: they represent a beautiful heritage of Jarnac’s past. Saint Pierre church, built during the 13th century, holds a 13th century crypt and a German organ from the 19th century.
Jarnac is also the birthplace of French President François Mitterrand. According to his will, he is buried in his native town (Grand’ Maisons burial-ground). Thus, several monuments are dedicated to the statesman. In its native house, you will discover the rooms where the French President spent his childhood. You can also see pictures of François Mitterrand and his family. A museum is also devoted to him. There, are displayed many presents offered to the President and models of the most important actions he ran. Finally, you may also have a look to its gravestone.
The Charente River played an important role in Jarnac’s story: conditions in the area were favourable to potters’ activity who decided to settle there. Furthermore, it contributed to the town growing thanks to salt, wine and brandy trade (they were transported on barges.
In Jarnac, you can find any type of property at any price. There, the property market is dedicated either to well-to-do or middle class people. Town houses are generally less expensive: between €100,000 and €150,000 for a 70sq m house. Larger properties i.e. about 150sq m should cost about €200,000. If you are looking for a large house with all the comfort – swimming-pool, huge land and rooms – then you can pitch on a typical charentaise house for about €350,000. Jarnac is also a good location to set up a Bad & Breakfast: even if the price is higher (over €500,000), it could be quickly profitable.
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