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Private Tour: The Cognac; a Luxury and Terroir Product

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You will visit a famous Cognac house, a cooperage and explore a Cognac vineyard. You also meet a craft distiller and sample some of his family's cognacs. You tour with a certified cognac expert-guide.


  • Visit a famous Cognac house (Rémy Martin, Martell ...) with a tasting at the end of the visit
  • See a traditional barrel factory/cooperage under operation (working days)
  • Meet a craft distiller who introduces you to the secrets of cognac production
  • Sample some of the family's old cognacs
  • Explore the most beautiful landscapes of the best vineyards of Cognac


This 8-hour tour takes you from the towns of Angoulême or Saintes, for an immersion into the discreet world of Cognac with its famous brands, craft cognac producers and their side businesses. You will tour with an English speaking 'Cognac Educator', certified by the 'Cognac Interprofession Association - BNIC', who will take you from the vine to the glass, through the rich history of this region whose marks can still be seen in the architecture and scenery. You will visit a famous Cognac brand where you are explained the various stages involved in producing a cognac, and then taste some of the products with a explanation on how to taste a cognac, and how to pair it with some food. You will meet local people and craft distillers, whose families have produced Cognacs for generations. They will welcome you to their estate and distillery, disclose some local secrets, and let you taste some of their family's production. Thus, you will be able to touch on the meaning of 'give time to time'. By visiting this family estate, you will understand the different philosophies leading the production of cognac. Also, you will visit a traditional cooperage. This visit is only available on week days, as the barrel factory is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, French public holidays, and August holidays. You will have your lunch at a typical restaurant popular with the local people, and enjoy a delicious meal with local drinks and a moment of French lifestyle. This tour is also an opportunity to discover Romanesque churches and enjoy the typical scenery of a terroir considered by many as the “French Tuscany”.


Visit to a famous Cognac house (Rémy Martin, Martell) ending by a tasting Visit of a craft distillery producing single estate Cognacs Tastings of products Commented visit of a cooperage under operation, producing barrels for both Cognac and wine estates (on working days). If the excursion takes place on a day when the cooperage is closed, the visit to another artisanal distillery is carried out instead. English-speaking local guide, certified 'Cognac Educator' Transportation with pick-up at your accommodation or in front of the train station of the towns of Angoulême or Saintes

Important Information

  • Private excursion for a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 7 people
  • Free pick-up in front of the train station (direct trains from Paris or Bordeaux) or at any down-town hotel
  • In August, the visit of the cooperage does not take place, and is replaced by a visit elsewhere

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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