Visit Cognac, a City of Art and History

  • Musée des arts du Cognac

    Musée des arts du Cognac

    © Musée de Cognac

  • Cognac vineyard

    Cognac vineyard

    © CDCHS/V.Sabadel

  • Cognac


    © S. Ouzonoff

  • Coup de Chauffe Festival

    Coup de Chauffe Festival

    © S. Laval

  • Fête du Cognac

    Fête du Cognac

    © Aline AUBERT

Visit Cognac, a City of Art and History 16 rue du 14 Juillet 16100 Cognac fr

Cognac, the town, its history

Coming to Cognac, "Ville d'Art et d'Histoire",  means visiting the famous Cognac Merchants, taking a trip on a gabare (traditional flat-bottomed boat) on the Charente, visiting the museums and the visitors' centre dedicated to Cognac country, the castle where Francis Ist was born and the Old Town. However, there is also a lively commercial town waiting to  be discovered, with numerous cultural activities and internationally famous festivals.

Visiting Cognac means first of all discovering its universally known eau-de-vie. Prestigious companies like Camus, Hennessy, Martell, Meukow, Otard and Rémy Martin put all their "savoir-faire into offering you a cultural approach to this learning experience by means of guided tours.


Office de tourisme de Cognac
16, rue du XIV juillet
- 16100 Cognac

Tel: 00 33 (0)5 45 82 10 71

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