VISIT THE VINEYARDS OF COGNAC
Visit the Cognac vineyard
While staying in Saintes in Charente-Maritime, we recommend a visit to the Cognac vineyards. The latter extends over an area of nearly 80,000 hectares around the town of Cognac as far as Saintes to the west and Angoulême to the east.
Some ideas for visits to discover the Cognac appellation and its history:
The House of Hennesy, world leader in the cognac trade
It will only take you 30 minutes from our hotel in Saintes to get to Cognac and visit the House of Hennessy.
The House of Hennessy offers visitors a tour where multimedia equipment presents the history of the House of Hennesy through the generations since its creation two centuries ago.
The Courvoisier House, a historic house since the 1st Empire
Head to Jarnac to discover a cognac house whose history dates back to 1869!
Appointed official supplier to the Imperial Court by Napoleon III. Today, this prestigious house offers the curious a visit to the château. On the programme:
- Classic visit with the tasting of two cognacs
- Premium visit with tasting of Napoleon and L'Essence de Courvoisie cognacs.
Visit the Allary cooperage
Founded in 1953, this family business continues to share its know-how by inviting visitors to discover its cooperage.
The excellence of its work has convinced people all over the world: today, the company exports to over 30 countries. Let yourself be tempted and discover an ancestral craft!
The Cognac Ecomuseum in Migron
You will be welcomed by the winegrower on his 19th century property and will be able to visit the 800 m² exhibition space.
On the property, you will also be able to appreciate an exhibition on Cuba, chocolate, coffee and Havana, as well as a collection of vehicles and equipment from the 1950s and 1960s.
You should allow 1h30 to 2h for the visit with an entrance fee of 5€ per adult (free for under 18s).
Discover the vineyard by bike
Would you like to discover the Cognac vineyards in a different way? Take the Flow Vélo ®! This 290 km long cycle route offers an itinerary from Saintes to Cognac.
This route lasts 2h30 and is easily accessible to all: no need to be a great sportsman! A lovely walk along the banks of the Charente for moments of tranquillity.
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