Les Visites Hennessy

Sustainable tourism

En 2022, la Maison Hennessy a expérimenté de nouveaux modèles agricoles plus durables et travaille sans herbicide sur 100 % de son vignoble. Elle poursuit son programme “Forest Destination*” qui a pour ambition de régénérer 50 000 hectares de forêt d’ici 2030 et elle a lancé, en Charente, le programme d’agroforesterie « 1000 Palisses » visant à planter 1 000 kilomètres de haies en 10 ans. La Maison Hennessy réduit également son empreinte carbone à chaque étape de ses activités.
Pour plus d’information : https://www.hennessy.com/fr-fr/maison/nos-engagements
Certifications : HVE, HQE, ISO 1400, ISO 50001

Hennessy’s Les Visites welcome epicurean travellers year-round in Cognac, France, offering a range of guided and private tours to discover the secrets behind Hennessy’s time-honored craftsmanship.

Guided tours – Online booking recommended

Immersive Initiation tour:
Designed as an introduction to cognac, this guided tour offers a comprehensive overview of Hennessy’s history, its time-honoured craftsmanship and the secrets behind the making of our most iconic cognacs.

Hennessy X.O tour:
This guided tour for cognac lovers explores one of our most iconic blends, Hennessy X.O – a subtle, multifaceted blend created by Maurice Hennessy in 1870 for his innermost circle. As a rare treat to our visitors, we also open the doors to our prestigious “Paradis” Cellar, where some of the Maison’s oldest and most precious eaux-de-vie are stored.

From November to March, discover the distillery in action: watch our experts at work, admire the beautiful copper stills and become versed in the intricate process of how wine is transformed into eau-de-vie. An ideal experience to understand the complex transformation process of the eau-de-vie that goes into our blends.

Constructing new barrels and caring for the venerable barrels in which our eaux-de-vie mature requires patience, precision and an absolute mastery of woodcraft. Discover the Hennessy Cooperage and meet our master coopers, who pass on their knowledge from generation to generation.

From May to September, discover the Hennessy vineyards on an electrically-assisted bike in the company of an experienced guide, and enjoy one of the finest panoramas in the Grande Champagne region. You will also learn more about Hennessy’s commitment to sustainable viticulture and the protection of biodiversity.

Located in the historic district of Cognac, Maison Hennessy’s prestigious “Editions Rares” workshop is dedicated to the preparation of some of our most exceptional decanters. This DIY masterclass is a rare opportunity to find out more about our know-how and personalize your own Paradis Mini 5cl decanter using traditional techniques.

PRIVATE TOURS – Advance booking only
A celebration of history and rarity. Discover the prestigious Founder’s Cellar – home to Hennessy’s rarest treasures – and experience the uniqueness and graceful character of Hennessy Paradis, an exceptional blend created by Maurice Fillioux in 1979 as a tribute to symphonic music.

The ultimate private tour at Maison Hennessy. A luxury experience like no other, created this year as a tribute to our founder Richard Hennessy, as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of his birth.


From 30/03 to 06/07/2024
Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 7.30 pm.

From 07/07 to 25/08/2024
Opening hours daily between 9.15 am and 8 pm.

From 26/08 to 03/11/2024
on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 7.45 pm.

From 04/11/2024 to 05/01/2025
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.45 am and 1 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm. On Saturday between 9.45 am and 1 pm and between 1.45 pm and 6.30 pm. except on January 1st and December 25th.

Clientele and group

Types of clientele

  • Couples
  • Groups

Further information

Event categories

  • Guided tour
  • Tasting


  • Oenology
  • Regional Products

Scope of the event



Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French

Pets welcome

Accepted animals


Reception of people with disabilities

Labels adapted tourism

  • Mental disability
  • Physical disability


Adult: from 25 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years.

Guided tours – Online booking recommended

Hennessy Initiation : A discovery of the world of Hennessy cognacs
29€ per person – Duration 2h00

Discover Hennessy X.O : A sensory experience around Hennessy X.O cognac
50€ per person – Duration 2h

Private Tours – On request only
Hennessy Exception : An exclusive visit behind the scenes of exceptional cognacs
250€ per person – Duration 2h30

Tasting only for adults.

Check, American Express, Cash, Bank/credit card, Online payment, Travellers Cheque, Contactless payment

Booking information

Web site : https://www.hennessy.com/fr-fr/experiences

rue de la Richonne
Quais Hennessy
16100 Cognac

Phone : 05 45 35 06 44
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