Cognac Experience

Cognac Experience
2 days / 1 night
from Bordeaux, Cognac or Paris
2-12 person(s)

During this trip you will experience a most epicurean holiday!

You will be walking in the steps of Francis I, a prince of the Renaissance, who was born in Cognac in 1494, subsequently returning many times.

Plunged into the historic past of the city, you will visit the most prestigious Cognac-growing estates - Hennessy and Remy Martin - and enjoy gourmet stops at first-class restaurants, including a one starred restaurant, and a night at a splendid hotel, of your own choosing.

Details

Departure & Return Location

Bordeaux, Cognac or Paris

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Pricing Includes

  • Accomodation
  • Restaurants\\\' Menus
  • Visits fees
  • Transportation in luxury car

Pricing doesn't include

  • Flights up to the pickup location
  • Restaurants beverages & à-la-carte menu
  • Driver, waiters, guides tipping
  • Any private expenses
  • Room service expenses and tipping

Private experiences

What to Expect

The city of Cognac received the French Towns of Art and History label in 2012. The trade of wine and more importantly eaux-de-vie, has carried it to the internationally renowned status it enjoys today. The city also has formidable architectural heritage: the Château, the two municipal museums, two churches, as well as the park and the square, which both carry the name of Francis I, the House of the Lieutenancy, and a plethora of streets, home to hotels held by the Cognac nobility, as well as a number of remarkable shops.
Tour of the city of Cognac
2 gourmet restaurants, and one Michelin-starred restaurant
Tour of two prestigious cognac-producing estates

Roadmap

Day 1 - City of Cognac & Hennessy's distillery

During the morning, you will be guided around Cognac – a treasure trove of history and architecture ever since the Middle Ages, with the salt trade.

The city, its monuments, and the château are home to a luminescent cultural life, carried by the cognac trade.

You will discover a rich world of tradition and know-how: cooperage, glass-making, printing and the creation of art – giving you the full meaning of the words “town of art and history”!

You will be eating lunch at the heart of Cognac, in a gourmet restaurant, where you will sample a flavoursome, seasonal cuisine – both modern and creative.

After this gourmand break, you will experience an exceptional tour of Hennessy, the world’s foremost Cognac producer, founded in 1765.

You will discover the Hennessy saga and know-how, and go through the doors of “Paradis”, the cellar where some of their oldest eaux-de-vie are aged.
Finally, in a private lounge, in all ritual, pomp and circumstance, you will taste Hennessy’s flagship cognacs!

In an enchanting setting, with a garden that slopes down towards the Charente, the starred chef of this restaurant will greet you with dishes that will delight your taste-buds: scallop tartare, lukewarm Marennes Oléron oysters with fresh caviar, sole in beurre noisette, hare à la royale and a collection of ripened cheeses.

Day 2 - Lunch at Rémy Martin's

The second day will be dedicated to the Remy Martin universe.

Founded in 1724, the Remy Martin estate is a family business that has always kept close to heart the preservation and enrichment of their heritage.

You will discover the historic domain and cellars, and, during the tasting, the aromas of their Fine Champagne cognacs.

For you, this will be a unique opportunity to learn all the secrets of the birth of eaux-de-vie, to smell the characteristic perfume of excellent cognac, and to understand the poetry of the phrase “the angel’s share”, referring to the alchemy of the volatile substances in the amber liquid.

You will spend a refined lunch at the Club, composed by chef Phillippe Saint Romas, from the Association of Master Chefs of France, according to your tastes.

Accommodations

Night 1
Option 1 - La Villa Claude
Villa Claude is an Art nouveau property at the heart of a park of more than two hectares. Your hosts will await you with a warm, attentive and responsive welcome.You will be thoroughly charmed with this hotel and its spacious, silent suites.
Option 2 - L'Hôtel de l'Yeuse

Options

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Highlights

Tour of the city of Cognac
2 gourmet restaurants, and one Michelin-starred restaurant
Tour of two prestigious cognac-producing estates

Price Includes

Accomodation, Restaurants\\\' Menus, Visits fees, Transportation in luxury car

Price doesn't include

Flights up to the pickup location, Restaurants beverages & à-la-carte menu, Driver, waiters, guides tipping, Any private expenses, Room service expenses and tipping

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