Top 10 Things to do in Cognac, France

September 24, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Discover the best top things to do in Cognac, France including Remy Martin, Jardin Public de Cognac, Musee des Arts du Cognac, Cognac Meukow, Office de Tourisme de Cognac, Eglise Saint-Leger, Musee de Cognac, Parc Francois Ier, La Maison de la Lieutenance, Espace Decouverte en Pays du Cognac.
Restaurants in Cognac

1. Remy Martin

20 rue de la Societe Vinicole, 16100 Cognac, France +33 5 45 35 76 66
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 412 reviews

Remy Martin

All year round by reservation, the House of Remy Martin reveals its know-how, history and values. Rooted in exception and creativity, each of our 15 programs is accompanied by a tasting moment so that you live a unique experience (from 1 hour to 1 day) surrounded by a dedicated and passionate team. From April to September by reservation, the Estate in Merpins opens its doors to visitors. Aboard a train, discover in comfort the production facilities of Remy Martin cognacs.

Reviewed By brianofarabia - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We booked here for a personal tour, tasting and private lunch and it was all excellent, Our guide, Antoine is charming, passionate and possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of Cognac production, including its history. He positively relishes interaction with his guests and keeps the tour relevant and highly interesting.
After the tour, we tasted a range of Cognacs with different petits four, to learn about matching various flavours.
We ate a beautiful lunch, served with excellent wines, one of them belonging to the house of Remy Martin itself, all presented at Michelin star level by Cedric, maitre d' and mixologist. He made me an old fashioned cocktail,which was masterful.
It was well worth paying a bit more for such a special occasion and we were delighted to have selected this family owned house, where a genuine love of Cognac and high quality is clearly evident.
Highly recommended.

2. Jardin Public de Cognac

Boulevard Denfert Rochereau, Cognac, France
Excellent
50%
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45%
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4.5 based on 140 reviews

Jardin Public de Cognac

Reviewed By Ann M - Manchester, England, United Kingdom

What a lovely find in the midst of a bustling French city. Perfect end to our perfect day in Cognac, and just a short stroll from great pavement cafes/restaurants. We spent a relaxing half hour just watching the ducks and an artist who was sketching the lake/fountain. (our friend purchased one of his pencil drawings.... a bonus!!). We were impressed by the cleanliness of this public park and understand they hold outdoor music Concerts from time to time - would just love to go back for one.... Don't visit Cognac without taking a leisurely stroll around this pretty park.

3. Musee des Arts du Cognac

Les Remparts, Place de la Salle Verte, 16100 Cognac, France +33 5 45 36 21 10
Excellent
48%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 111 reviews

Musee des Arts du Cognac

Reviewed By OregonLady80 - Poitiers, France

It was tough for me to pick a rating for this place - the staff are very friendly, it was nice to have the English translation available and with a price of 4 Euro, it's worth the money. I have to say that during the first part when it was just a ton of old Cognac bottles and old equipment though that I was thinking, "maybe you have to REALLY like Cognac for this to be cool" and this is from someone who loves virtually all historical museums. It improved for me when I moved into the next section and learned about what makes a Cognac, the growing region, why they started making Cognac and differences in how it is marketed throughout the world. There's an impressive display of various types of marketing items and another about the history of glass bottle-making. If you're in Cognac, set aside 60-90 minutes and check this place out, especially if you're a Cognac fan.

4. Cognac Meukow

26 rue Pascal Combeau, 16101 Cognac, France +33 5 45 82 32 10
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Cognac Meukow

Our historic house AC Meukow, created in 1862 and settled in the heart of Cognac, invites you to a tasty and initiatory unique tour in Cognac. You can extend your visit with lunch in our CHAI MEUKOW and discover tailor-maderecipes around Cognac by our Chef Sabine.

Reviewed By h5dunlop - Bridgend, United Kingdom

What a place we wondered around looking in awe at how they make the drink. The building is really old and full of story's, I am sure I could smell the cognac in the wooden beams holding the walls up. We'll worth a visit with lots to do and see

5. Office de Tourisme de Cognac

16 rue du 14 Juillet, 16100 Cognac, France +33 5 45 82 10 71
Excellent
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Office de Tourisme de Cognac

Looking for a map ? You want to go out ? Accommodation for tonight ? You have good reflexes : the Tourist Office ! Behind our smile and the warm welcome that we have in store, it is 8 experts of Cognac Destination who are always ready to help you. Who better than the Tourist Office, who is always on the look-out for the last novelties, can share its passion and its skill about the Cognac country ? We test all the activities for you ! We visit also hotels, bed & breakfasts to help you to choose the one that will suit you the best !

Reviewed By 2Eliza_12 - Queensland, Australia

we found the office easily in the centre. The young lady was very helpful and quickly organised the tour of Remy Martin that we wanted.She spoke excellent English and was happy to help us.

6. Eglise Saint-Leger

Rue Aristide Briand, 16100 Cognac, France
Excellent
49%
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44%
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Eglise Saint-Leger

Reviewed By JnVSydney - Sydney

Located in a very busy part of town where two pedestrian streets meet, Built in the 1100's it has had much work done to it in the following centuries. Being a Sunday, it was packed during our visit, we got to listen to hymns, in the massive interior, definitely worth a stop.

7. Musee de Cognac

48 boulevard Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France +33 5 45 32 07 25
Excellent
36%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 60 reviews

Musee de Cognac

Collection includes regional art and artifacts, with specific focus on the cognac producers.

Reviewed By philosIsleofMan - Isle of Man

The lady gave us a summary of the area in English and we watched a 10 minute video of the region. It was worth the short visit whilst waiting to go to Hennessy distillery. It was free.

8. Parc Francois Ier

allee Basse du Parc, 16100 Cognac, France
Excellent
44%
Good
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Satisfactory
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3%
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4 based on 31 reviews

Parc Francois Ier

Reviewed By FordPrefectII - Metz, France

Or so the legend goes. This park contains several walking trails, and boasts a diversity of flora and fauna. We saw boats on the river, so it must be accessible by water somehow. Runners, this park is a must-visit.

9. La Maison de la Lieutenance

5 rue Grande, 16100 Cognac, France +33 6 18 45 38 94
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

La Maison de la Lieutenance

An example of architecture from the Middle Ages, the Old House, also called the Lieutenant’s House, is the oldest house in the town of Cognac. This is one of the protected historical monuments (since 1933) in Cognac. Constructed around 1490, the house was preserved in it's original condition (oak beams, wooden carvings...). One can admire the rare painted ceiling from the 16th/17th century.

Reviewed By Jonmun - Buffalo, New York

Wandering around town after VIKING CRUISE bus stranded us for nearly 2 hours, I stumbled upon this remarkable home from late 15th C. Wooden half timbers and carving were some of the finest I have seen. Interior painted ceilings were beautiful.
Don't miss this when visiting Cognac

10. Espace Decouverte en Pays du Cognac

Rue Alfred de Vigny, 16100 Cognac, France +33 5 45 36 03 65
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
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Poor
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5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Espace Decouverte en Pays du Cognac

The Espace decouverte en pays du cognac is an interpretation center about the hisotry of the cognac countryside, situated on the site of the very oldest cognac company, the Maison Augier. This center is an excellent starting point for any journeys or visits of the region or the town of cognac itself : romanesque heritage, history of the Charente river, fona and flora... It suggests strolls and routes throught the "charentais" countryside.

Reviewed By eonaLondon - London

We stumbled across the ' Espace ' whilst walking around Cognac and I'm very glad we did. The lady on the desk showed us around and was a wealth of information about French History and the close links at times with England There is a short stylish video presentation on the history of Cognac with English transalation. Really worth a visit, a highlight of our trip to Cognac and its free..

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