In the heart of the vineyards, in a land bathed by the Charente River and once home to King Francis I, Destination Explore Cognac awakens the senses to distil emotions.

Come and inhale the Angels’ Share in the ageing cellars of a large Cognac house and smell the aromas rising from the distillery of a winegrowing estate nestled between the towns of Cognac, Jarnac and Segonzac.

Savour Cognac paired with local ‘terroir’ specialities during a tasting, cocktail workshop or meal specially prepared by one of our local chefs.

Listen to the sounds of the Blues Passions Cognac festival, which has hosted legendary artists such as BB King, Ray Charles, Odetta, Joe Cocker, Sting, Joan Baez, Earth Wind and Fire, Lenny Kravitz and many more over the years. During these five days, Cognac Blues Passions brings together as many people as possible to share a memorable experience against a backdrop of blues music in all its myriad forms.

Admire a landscape of châteaux (Bouteville, Cognac, etc.), which used to be medieval fortresses or royal residences dating back to the Renaissance era and now stand as a testimony to the turbulent history of the Cognac region. Journey through a land shaped by Vikings, Richard the Lionheart’s troops and the Court of King Francis I, who paid many visits to his beloved hometown.

Touch the golden-coloured limestone in Saint-Même-les-Carrières, the village that supplied the raw materials to build the region’s estates, churches and abbeys.

Sail the calm waters of the Charente River during a canoe trip or river cruise and capture its reflection from the sun-drenched vineyards during a bike ride. Destination Cognac offers an unforgettable experience, inviting you to live in the moment and go back home feeling refreshed.




48 Boulevard Denfert Rochereau
16100 Cognac

Phone: +33 (0)5 45 82 10 71


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Gémozac and the Saintonge vineyards
Oleron Island
La Rochelle

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