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Museum "Savoir-faire du Cognac"

The "Musée des savoir-faire du cognac" tells the story of the Cognac countryside through the ages to lead to the adventure of cognac hilighting a major part of the local history and manifacturing techniques related to this emblematic product.
The musée des savoir-faire du cognac (M'CO) presents both the history and heritage of the region, but also the great human, industrial and commercial adventure of cognac. From the vines to packaging and advertising posters, the M'CO offers a better understanding of the different know-how and trades that make it possible to obtain this internationally renowned eau-de-vie: cognac.



To extend or end this visit, a shop located on the ground floor offers a wide range of regional products.

Place de la Salle Verte 16100 Cognac
Du 01/07/2024 au 31/08/2024
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Visit Hennessy | Destination Vignoble, an exceptional experience in the heart of the Hennessy vineyard

From May to September, discover the Hennessy vineyards on an electrical ly-assisted bike in the company of an experienced guide, and enjoy one of the finest panoramas in the Grande Champagne region. You will also learn more about Hennessy’s commitment to sustainable viticulture and the pro tection of biodiversity.
During the summer months, visit the « Domaine de la Bataille », Hennessy's historic vineyard, usually closed to the public. Ride your electric bike along the paths of this High Environmental Value-certified estate, dedicated to innovation in sustainable practices and biodiversity.

You'll appreciate the richness of the vineyard and the exceptional vistas it offers over the Grande Champagne region.

The visit culminates with a guided tasting overlooking the vineyards.

1 rue de la Richonne 16100 Cognac
Du 01/05/2024 au 30/09/2024
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Parking Beaulieu

107 spaces + 2 spaces for person with restricted mobility

Place Beaulieu 16100 Cognac
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QUAESTYO - Troubled waters in Cognac

We created a track game/ escape game in Cognac! It is a Life Size game that is played in total autonomy in your community.

The game is called Troubled Waters in Cognac.
The goal: solve an investigation in a given time!



You start Quai Maurice Hennessy. The adventure takes place in three stages in specific play areas. In each step you will have to respond to games. Through some games you win tools. At the end of the step, using these tools, you will need to solve the "Great Puzzle" that allows you to move on to the next step. To win, you have to answer the last Great Riddle before the time runs out.

A tip, look at the play area and divide yourself!

If you are stuck on a riddle especially take a quick clue, it will save you from losing the game!

Quai Maurice Hennessy 16100 Cognac
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Hennessy X.O

Immerse yourself in Hennessy's unique history and craftsmanship, and discover how X.O evolved from a Hennessy family secret into an iconic cognac of Maison Hennessy.
A premium experience for cognac lovers, the Hennessy tour is inspired by the subtle, multifaceted blend Maurice Hennessy first created in 1870 to share with his innermost circle.

Start your visit with a brief crossing of the Charente River — which played an essential part in the development of Cognac and of Maison Hennessy.

As of May 2023, our guided tours include a mesmerizing virtual reality experience: MOBILIS, a 19-mn odyssey where heritage and craftsmanship merge seamlessly with cutting-edge technology and poetry. Inspired by sketches doodled by founder Richard Hennessy back in 1765, the brilliant French artists Olivier Kuntzel & Florence Deygas have woven a one-of-a-kind voyage that unveils the history and the DNA of Maison Hennessy.

The creation of this harmonious blend of visuals, sounds, and sensations required 2 years of work and the talent of 50 creative contributors.

As part of your Hennessy X.O tour, you will also delve into the craft of cooperage, the essential role oak casks play in ageing eaux-de-vie, and the phenomenon known as the "angels' share".

You will also have the privilege of visiting the historic "Paradis" cellar — a repository for some of Maison Hennessy's oldest eaux-de-vie.

To conclude your experience, you will be invited to a guided tasting of our iconic Hennessy X.O served neat, on the rocks and in a cocktail, accompanied by X.O chocolates or gourmet petits fours. An epicurean adventure for spirit lovers.

rue de la Richonne Quais Hennessy 16100 Cognac
Du 07/07/2024 au 25/08/2024
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River trip aboard La Demoiselle

Hop on board La Demoiselle, a modern version of the traditional gabares, for a guided river cruise to discover the architectural and natural heritage along the Charente River.
Come aboard La Demoiselle, a modern version of the "gabares" of yesteryear, for a guided river trip to discover the architectural and natural heritage of the Charente river.

La Demoiselle offers 2-hour trips to discover the heritage nestling in the heart of the green Charente valley, between vineyards and limestone.



A contemporary reinterpretation of the gabares that once plied the Charente to transport goods, with its wooden cladding and flat bottom, the Demoiselle is a 69-passenger boat with a hybrid engine that is comfortable, quiet and low in CO2 emissions.



Benefit from a preferential fare* and priority boarding** by booking online or at one of our tourist information offices! (Cognac Tourist Office or its tourist information offices in Châteauneuf-sur-Charente, Jarnac and Segonzac). Ticket sales are also available on the quayside (€1.50/ticket surcharge), opening 15 minutes before boarding, subject to availability.



Passengers are reminded that pets are not allowed on board.

It is also forbidden to smoke on the boat and its pontoon.



Finally, please note that all tickets booked are subject to our strict cancellation conditions. Cancellation of a ticket once a booking has been confirmed is subject to our terms and conditions. Please ensure that you are sure of your availability before making your purchase. Thank you in advance.



We hope you enjoy your trip aboard La Demoiselle!



*discount of €1.50 for tickets purchased online/tourist information offices compared with tickets purchased at the dock.

** Priority boarding for visitors with tickets purchased online/tourist information offices.

11, Quai des Flamands Pont d'embarquement La Demoiselle 16100 Cognac
Du 01/07/2024 au 31/08/2024
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Logis des Tourelles - Guest House

Located in the historic district of the city of Cognac, the Logis des Tourelles is a guest house in a 19th century private mansion hidden behind its large wooded and shaded park.
The guest house will be the starting point for visiting the Maisons de Cognac on foot or strolling along the Charente... In the immediate vicinity, you will find the Royal Castle of Cognac, the public garden, as well as the park François 1er (classified site, 48 hectares of unspoiled and protected nature)… but also the restaurants and bars! You can also enjoy the swimming pool in the heart of this beautiful environment (in season).
As soon as you enter the Logis, you will discover the historical elements, in particular the period floor, the columns and the old staircase. Le Logis des Tourelles offers 5 large and very comfortable guest rooms to accommodate a total of 11 people. Breakfast is offered depending on the season in the garden or in the house.
Available on the ground floor: courtesy lounge, large dining room with magnificent moldings (kettle with tea and coffee available, microwave grill, fridge), library with books and documentation, large wooded park with view on the turrets, terrace, several tables and chairs, garden furniture, swimming pool 5m x 10m (from 01/06 to 30/09), parking (free), 3 garages (on reservation, with supplement).
Free secure wifi throughout the guest house.
It is possible to privatize reception rooms or park for different family or corporate events (contact us for any request). In addition, it is also possible to book an apartment for 4 people with living room/kitchen, 2 large bedrooms and a bathroom (with wc).
Tourist tax extra.
Arrival from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m

40 rue du Charmant 16100 Cognac
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Logis des Tourelles - Apartement Bouteville

Located in the historic district of the city, the Logis des Tourelles is a guest house in a 19th century private mansion hidden behind its large wooded and shaded park.
The Bouteville flat, with an area of 126 m2, is on the 2nd floor of the mansion. It is made up of 2 large double bedrooms that can accommodate 4 people and have comfortable king size 180x200 bedding (can be converted into 2 90x200 beds), as well as a shower room (wc). A living room combines kitchen and living room. The whole apartment has been carefully renovated, highlighting the charm of old beams and floors in a chic and cozy atmosphere.

It will be the starting point for visiting the Cognac Houses on foot or for a walk along the Charente... In the immediate vicinity, you will find the Royal Castle of Cognac, the public garden, as well as the Francois 1er park (classified site, 48 hectares of preserved and protected nature)… but also the restaurants or bars! You can also enjoy the swimming pool in the heart of this beautiful environment (in season).

Available on the ground floor: courtesy lounge, large dining room with magnificent moldings (microwave, tea and coffee available), books, large wooded and shaded park with view of the turrets, terrace, several tables and chairs, garden lounge, swimming pool 5m x 10m (from 01/06 to 30/09), parking (free), 3 garages (on reservation, with supplement).

It is possible to privatize reception rooms or park for different family or corporate events (contact us for any request).
WIFI connection throughout the guest house. At Logis des Tourelles, we offer 5 guest rooms that allow us to accommodate 11 people, in addition to the apartment for 4 people.

Tourist tax extra.
Arrival from 4 p.m.

40, Rue du Charmant 16100 Cognac
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Origins Kraft Kitchen & Cocktails

A unique venue in the town's historic centre, just a stone's throw from the Halles de Cognac, it boasts an innovative concept combining market cuisine with a cocktail bar specialising in the art of mixology.
Origins - Kraft Kitchen & Cocktails is a concept restaurant at the crossroads of two exceptional worlds: friendly market cuisine at lunchtime and a trendy cocktail bar for dinner in the heart of the city.



Our restaurant offers refined cuisine inspired by fresh, local and seasonal produce. Our talented team of chefs use fresh, local and seasonal produce to create tasty and creative dishes that will delight your taste buds. Whether you're a meat lover, vegetarian or seafood enthusiast, our daily menus are sure to please.

Much more than just a culinary experience, it's an immersion into a world where market cuisine and the art of the cocktail meet to create a symbiosis of the different senses. Join us to discover a new dimension in food and drink, where every dish and every glass is a celebration of authenticity and creativity.



The entire Konoisseur team awaits you from Monday to Saturday in a warm and relaxed atmosphere for moments of sharing and conviviality.

23 Rue du Pont Faumet 16100 Cognac
Du 09/01/2024 au 21/12/2024
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Cocktail workshop - Origins

Mixology is an art, and cocktails are its expression. We offer 3 cocktail workshop formulas to help you explore the different possibilities of mixology: cognac, classic cocktails and tailor-made creations.
Workshops are held on the first floor of Origins Kraft Kitchen & Cocktails at the bar counter, with a dedicated bartender.

Reservations recommended.

Cocktail workshops are also available as gift cards.

23 Rue du Pont Faumet 16100 Cognac
Du 09/01/2024 au 21/12/2024
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Parking - Boulevard Denfert Rochereau

60 spaces

Boulevard Denfert Rochereau 16100 Cognac
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Explore the Cognac vineyards | Drôles de Cognac

Embark on a private tour for up to 7 people. Visit one of our favorite winegrowers and discover the magic of Cognac.
Join us at 9.30am on the Hennessy quays, along the banks of the River Charente, and take a stroll along the winding lanes with our guide. A tasting of cognac in the heart of the vineyards will round off this wonderful experience.

Quai Richard Hennessy 16100 Cognac
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Parking Boulevard Denfert Rochereau

7 spaces
30 minute regulated parking

Boulevard Denfert Rochereau 16100 Cognac
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IN THE HEART OF THE CASTLE- Château de Cognac & D'Ussé

One of the most illustrious kings of France, François 1st, was born at Château de Cognac in 1494.
Turned into a cognac house in 1795, discover the making of its exceptional cognacs: BARON OTARD & D'USSÉ, through the fascinating history of the Château de Cognac.
Our experiences:

IN THE HEART OF THE CHÂTEAU
1H15 - Guided tour of the historic part of the Château, the dry and wet cellars with the tasting of a VSOP D'USSÉ, a XO D'USSÉ and a D'USSÉ PEACH cocktail.

SUNSET
0h40- Our new SUNSET tour combines the history of the Château with a cocktail at Le Lys bar for an unforgettable sunset.

SECRETS OF THE CELLARS
1h30 - Guided tour of the Château, the dry and wet cellars and the King's Apartments, normally closed to the public, with a VSOP, XO and EXTRA BARON OTARD tasting.

ROYAL FLAVOURS
2h00 - The experience begins with a discovery of the history of the Château and the know-how involved in making BARON OTARD cognacs. The Chef offers participants a combination of gastronomy and our cognacs in the heart of the King's sumptuous private flats.
Gourmet snacks, specially created to enhance the aromatic palette of the four qualities of cognac and made using local, seasonal produce.

Find out more about the experiences online.

*Tasting reserved for adults only.

Alcohol is dangerous for your health. Drink in moderation.

127 boulevard Denfert Rochereau 16100 Cognac
Du 02/04/2024 au 31/10/2024
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Château de Cognac - BARON OTARD AND D'USSÉ COGNACS

Witness to the History of France and the House of Cognac
The Château de Cognac overlooking the river Charente was first a 10th century fortress intended to stop the Norman invasions, then in the 15th century a seigneurial residence where one of the most illustrious kings of France, François I, was born.

Baron Otard, who had founded his House of Cognac in 1795, quickly understood how the thickness of the walls provided exceptional and unique conditions for the ageing of his eaux-de-vie. He then acquired the Ch��teau, thus saving it from total destruction.



The Château de Cognac, which has become a historical monument, is thus a witness to the History of France and the House of Cognac.

127 boulevard Denfert Rochereau 16100 Cognac
Du 02/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
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SECRET OF THE CELLARS - Château de Cognac

Discover our dry and wet cellars and taste the different qualities of VSOP, XO and EXTRA BARON OTARD cognacs extracted directly before your eyes !
Le Château de Cognac has the distinction of being a Historic Monument: a former royal residence, the birthplace of François I, and it is now the home of BARON OTARD & D'USSÉ Cognacs. A true testimony to the history of France, the Château is a mustsee. Explore the vestiges of the past, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Discover the Château’s unique natural ageing conditions and taste the different cognacs in the dry
and wet cellars (low vaults). Different qualities of VSOP, XO and EXTRA BARON OTARD cognacs will be extracted directly before your eyes! Accompanied by your ambassador, follow in the footsteps of the Cellar Master and explore the renaissance rooms and the King’s apartments*, which are usually closed to the public.

127 boulevard Denfert Rochereau 16100 Cognac
Du 02/01/2024 au 31/12/2024
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La Maison de Yann

3 spacious rooms all equipped, comfortable.
18th century house with a lot of charm: enclosed courtyard, breakfast included French

51 rue Houlette 16100 Cognac
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La Flow Vélo Cognac - Saintes

COGNAC - SAINTES
Departure: Quai de la Salle Verte in Cognac
Arrival: Rue de la Gare in Châteauneuf
Time : 2h31 - Distance: 37.83 km
On the way to the Roman and Romanesque Saintonge
From Cognac, follow first the Charente before you move a little further and reach the town of Merpins, where the remains of an abbey and a castle that controlled the passage to Cognac remain.

Without really realizing it (except with the signage maybe), because the Charente River remains your common thread, you will soon arrive in Charente-Maritime and will not be able to do otherwise than stop at the Port Du Lys in Salignac-sur-Charente to admire the breathtaking view of the Charente and the boats.

Continue the route and cross the countryside with villages and hamlets. A few kilometres after Saint-Sever-de-saintonge, you will find the Charente at your side, difficult to get closer!
Pay attention, before turning 90° to ride back to La Charente, it is possible to borrow a chain ferry (open in season) to cross the Charente and make a stop in the village of Chaniers. The opportunity to see the site of the «Moulin de la Baine» with its restaurant and river cruises.

A quick round trip and it’s back again, towards the finish this time! And here you are: Saintes, a city of human size, rocked by the Charente and where life is good. Proud of its past of more than 2000 years of history, it knows how to value the remains of the Gallo-Roman era: Germanicus arch, amphitheatre, archaeological museum... The Abbaye-aux-Dames promises an unusual moment of discovery around music with the carousel Basilik.

And if you have the chance to go there as soon as the sunny days arrive, you will see that we like to stroll along the banks of the Charente. Sunday walk around the public garden, lunch or dinner aboard the houseboat, the river Charente cradles the daily life of Saintais.

38 km
Départ : Cognac 16100 Cognac
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