Cognac is only a small town, set inland and roughly half way between the cities of La Rochelle and Bordeaux.
Both these cities have airports, while Bordeaux has significantly more flights than La Rochelle, where most of the flights come in from the UK.
To Bordeaux there are numerous opportunities to fly from across Europe and even a direct flight from Montreal in Canada operates in the summer months through Air Transat.
Otherwise airlines include British Airways, Air France, KLM, and Tunisair.
From Bordeaux Airport the journey is about 130 kilometres (81 miles) by road and should take around an hour and a half if travelling by car.
Train is also a good option.