Destination France: Spiritourism in Cognac
It’s summer! And it’s time to choose our vacation destination. Are you interested in spirit tourism in Cognac?
To discover territory and spirits, Cognac is an obvious choice. On the whole territory of Cognac which stretches over the Charentes from the Ile de Ré to the Dordogne do not hesitate to take a tour of the Cognac houses, discover a large vineyard which stretches on both sides of the river Charente. and a whole culture around a tasting.
Cognac Maisons and producers to Visit
Maison Hennessy – 16100 Cognac
Signature visit to the Impérial Hennessy Paradis (300 euros), which ends in a private room for a tasting ritual. In between these two options, there are other possible dives and the XO (190 euros) in the shop which is celebrating its 250th anniversary. Starting at 20 euros.
Maison Courvoisier – 16200 Charnac-Charente
There is the classic tour and the premium tours up to the brunch (150 euros), in a room of the castle, after having naturally discovered the magnificent wine cellars. Visit from 12 € up to 95 € according to the experience.
Its park, blue fountains, pines and cognacs are a feast for the eyes. It is a place rich in history and where excellent quality products are produced. You can taste the Grand XO during your visit. From 6 €.
You can enjoy a gastronomic experience in the hotel’s restaurant, thanks to Chef Sébastien Broda, in a brasserie that seats 120 people. And to bring more finesse to the tasting, there is a Jazz Bar, the 1838, located in the former cooperage of Monnet. There you will find more than 400 cognac references – naturally in this region! – as well as spirits and champagne. A menu of cocktails, Old Fashioned, sours, martinis and mocktails. And last, do not forget to make a tour of the Guinguet’ rooftop bar for signature cocktails and sushi tastings!
50 Avenue Paul Firino Martell, 16100 Cognac
Bars and rooftops
Be sure to visit the bars and rooftops in Cognac to immerse yourself in the mixology of the region.
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Cocktail bar – from 5:00pm to 1:00am.
1 Place François 1er, 16100 Cognac
Cocktail bar open from Tuesday thru Saturday from 5:00pm until 1:00am.
14 Place du Solencon, 16100 Cognac
Rooftop Bar, at the 5th floor of the Fondation d’Entreprise Martell.
Firino, 16 Avenue Paul Firino Martell, 16100 Cognac.
Hotel Chais Monnet Bar 1838 and Rooftop bar Guinguet’
50 Avenue Paul Firino Martell, 16100 Cognac.
For more information visit the dedicated page on cognac.fr
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.
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