a unique story


Vanessa Dejarnac - My work : my passion !

I have been a guide for Martell for a year and, quite apart from my passion for cognac, I love transmitting the values of this great house and bringing its heritage alive. It’s a pleasure to take my visitors on a voyage of discovery at Martell, starting with the historic house from the 1700s, moving on to the cellars from the 1800s where, supported by a full-size mock-up of vines, I talk about cognac.
Then, in the showroom, my visitors are impressed by the gradations of colour of the various samples of eauxde- vie displayed for their curiosity. Each room leads to the discovery of a particular savoir-faire and the visit ends in the new boutique, renovated in 2016, with an explosion of flavours - tasting a VSOP neat, on the rocks, in a cocktail or of two different XOs.
Many visitors are agreeably surprised by the different ways in which cognac can be savoured. I never get tired of recounting Martell’s story and I think
I’m very lucky to be able to work in such a magical place.

Crossing the threshold of the Martell House, in Cognac, means entering into a unique story.
It is the story of a man, Jean Martell who founded his cognac house, in 1715 under the reign of Louis XIV.
It is the story of a house which, from one generation to the next, has kept alive the age-old knowhow of vinegrowers, distillers, barrel-makers and cellar masters.
It is the story of a beautiful region, whose crus bear poetic names: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois.
It is the story of a French art of living made up of refinement and elegance, whose spirit gives Martell cognacs their clearly recognizable style.
It is the story of a house which has just celebrated its Tercentenary.
It is a story to be discovered, explored… and savoured.

Tasting area

Chaque pièce ouvre la voie sur la découverte d’un savoir-faire et la visite se termine par l’explosion des saveurs, grâce à une dégustation d’un VSOP nature, sur glace, en cocktail ou de deux XO.

The bar

Le Bar


Duration : 1h15 – 14€

Welcome to the oldest of the great cognac Houses …
Discover 300 years of artisanal knowhow during your visit to our historic site.  Taste Martell VSOP, accompanied by classic French patisserie.


Duration : 1h15 – 19€

Immerse yourself in the Martell story …
From the vine to the glass, discover the secrets of artisanal knowhow and finish your visit with a sensory experience: mirror tasting of Martell XO and Martell Cordon Bleu, accompanied by appetizers.

The founder's house

It was during the reign of Louis XIV that Jean Martell established his cognac House.


Duration : 2h – 95€

Get to know the Martell style, marked by its favourite blend: Borderies.
From the vine to the cellar, the alembic to the carafe, discover the history and knowhow of the oldest of the great cognac Houses.  Bring your visit to a close with a tasting and take away a personalised bottle of Réserve Borderies.


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Become an expert at tasting Martell cognacs …
Taste our superior cognacs and discover the elegance, finesse and unique balance that, in a round of aromas, make them the House signature style.

There are different ways to taste cognac – you’ll be surprised!

Les Rendez-vous

Martell Cocktails

Reservation for 2 people minimum – 40€

Invite your friends or family to the world of Martell cocktails.  At the end of the cellar visit, an opportunity to try some cocktail recipes with a professional barman.

Martell Craftmanship


Learn about the savoir-faire of Cognac with the House of Martell …
Explore our cellars and soak up the remarkable heritage of this 300-year-old business.  Top off your visit by entering the Creation Cellar, usually closed to the public.  Here Martell keep hidden their oldest eaux-de-vie.  Savour this rare moment, marked with history.  Before a final tasting, you will be invited to bottle one of the House of Martell’s cognacs.

Book your visit to our cellars on www.martell.com

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