What should you definitely see, do and eat when you visit Cognac? Visit the great cognac houses, naturally, but also learn and discover new flavours and visit some truly magical places… Dive into history and set off on a journey to the land of the ‘Angels’ Share’.
What to see
The Great Cognac Houses
The Château de François 1er de Valois
The Cognac Art Gallery
The Art and History Museum
The Saint Jacques Gate
The Cognac public gardens (around the Town Hall)
The Church of Saint Léger
The Récollets Franciscan Convent
The Rue de l’Isle d’Or
The Rue Grande
The Rue Saulnier
What to do
The Cognac Blues festival
The Cognac Crime Fiction Festival
Take part in a Le bois que l’on boit (The Wood You Drink) workshop run by the Tourist Office and Oenowood
Visit a barrel making workshop
Soar high above the vines in a hot air balloon
Tour the Rémy Martin winery by train
Take part in one of the workshop sessions offered by Maison Rémy Martin: Cognac & Chocolate led by Chef Philippe Saint Romas, mixology, an introduction to tasting...
Bottle your own liqueur at Maison Courvoisier
Take a tasting course at Maison Martell
Visit Château Otard for an exclusive tasting of Baron Otard VSOP, XO Gold, and EXTRA 1795 cognacs, as well as the exceptional FORTIS & FIDELIS.
Chocolates from Chocolaterie Letuffe
Our favourites: Marguerites and Duchesses… two chocolatier specialities you should definitely not miss!
What to bring back
An engraved carafe from Verre Création
Handmade glazed earthenware
A soy candle from Rives de Saintonge
Homemade jam with Prisset Petite Champagne de Cognac
Our favourite: Délice de Cerise au Cognac: before being candied in sugar, the cherries are marinated in Cognac: amazing!
Enthusiastic globetrotter, Béatrice loves to explore new horizons in cultural heritage...in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, naturally. Contemporary architecture, history-laden old stones, picturesque villages, intangible heritage and literary treasures, hold no secrets for her.