France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   What to See & Do in Cognac, France
Taste cognac! Learn how it is made. Visit the châteaux and mansions of the region.




You have probably come to Cognac to learn about and to sample...cognac, that most excellent of grape brandies.

How Cognac is Made

First, you should learn where and how cognac is made: grapes are grown, harvested and pressed, making a wine that is...all but undrinkable, but when the wine is distilled into brandy and aged in French oak barrels for years, it becomes a nectar of the gods. More...

Cognac Distillery Visits

The town of Cognac is not the only town in the region with cognac distilleries, but it has more of them than any other, making it a good place to start...unless you have a favorite brand of cognac, in which case you may want to go right to the source. More...

Cognac Museums

Exhibits at the fine, modern Musée des Arts du Cognac looks at all aspects of the spirit that has made the town famous. Its history, agriculture, development, production, marketing and sale are explained and enlivened by artful educational displays. We like this place. If you like cognac (the drink), here's where you'll come to understand why. More...

Le Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, in a historic hôtel particulier dating from 1838, holds the history and art of the town and region, from archeological finds through medieval, Renaissance and modern art (painting, sculpture and art objects). More...

Other Sights

The Place François Ier is the prime location for café-sitting and people-watching.

Cognac's Hôtel de Ville (city hall, municipality) on Boulevard Denfert Rochereau is fronted by a large and pretty Jardin Public (public garden/park) with flowers, copses of trees, pools and fountains, a good place for a quiet walk or rest.

Hotels in Cognac

Cognac Restaurants

Cognac Transport

Tourist Information

About Cognac

Poitou-Charentes Region

Poitou-Charente Transport


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Musée d'art et d'Histoire, Cognac, France

Musée d'art et d'Histoire, Cognac, France.

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