Great idea . 12/09/2019

European Heritage Days 2019

2019 september 21st and 22nd
Arts and Entertainment

It’s not an exhaustive list, it is just what you shouldn’t miss this week-end !


Open only During Heritage days

These places are usually closed to the public, they are open especially for you during Heritage Days.

Discover the Covered Market backstage with Cognac Ville d’art et d’histoire.
Free, at place d’Armes on Sunday at 2.30, 4.00 and 5.30pm.

Thanks to Cognac ville d'art et d'histoire you will be able to visit parts of the Covered Market of Cognac which are usaully closed to the public

Private town house in the medeival part of Cognac, Hôtel Bernard de Javrezac

Hôtel Bernard de Javrezac, the owner Mr Carnus welcomes you in his beautiful town house situated in the old part of Cognac
Free, at 29 rue Magdeleine on Saturday and Sunday from 2.00 to 6.00pm.

Visit  Musée aéronautique de la Base aérienne 709 Cognac.
Free RESERVATION only at, information at +33 5 16 45 00 85, on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 12.00pm and from 2.00 to 6.00pm.

Cognac Air Base Museum


Association Patrimoine Graves-Saint Amant welcomes you at Manoir de Bois Charente on Saturday and Sunday.
Free, open from  10.00am to 12.00pm and from 2.00 to 5.00pm.

For kids

We suggest you a selection of visits especially for kids  :

Guided tour of Château de Bouteville  and in the main room wooden games are waiting for the little ones.
Free, at Bouteville Castle on Sunday from 10.00am to 12.00pm and from 2.00 to 6.00pm

How flour is made ? Discover the authentic watermill of Bassac, and taste home-made crêpes !
On Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

During Sustainable development day at  Châteauneuf sur Charente workshops are organized for kids
Free, at Bain des Dames on Saturday from 2.00 to 6.00pm

Samplerman at Martell Foundation

La Petite Maison du Lin à Lignières Sonneville

Master of alternative comic strip  Samplerman  presents workshops for kids and teenagers at Martell Foundation.
Free, On Saturday and Sunday at 3.00 pm RESERVATION only at +33 5 45 36 66 51.

La Petite Maison du lin introduces you to weaving, spinning and lace-making.
At Lignières Sonneville in the centre of the village, 5 €,  free under 5, on Saturday and Sundayu rfim 9.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00 to 7.00pm.

on Claude Boucher’s steps, inventor of genius

Claude Boucher enable glassware to modernize thanks to an innovative method to blow and mould bottles. Follow the steps of this inventor of genius.

Claude Boucher, inventor of genius

Guided tour of the Verallia bottle making plant

Guided tour of  Verallia bottle-making plant: a rare and original experience.
Free, on Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 and 4.00pm RESERVATION only at +33 5 45 36 21 10

Discover the machine to blow glass invented by Claude Boucher at Musée des arts du Cognac during a guided tour.
Free, on Saturday and Sunday at 2.00, 3.00, 4.00 and 5.00pm.

Claude Boucher, master glazier and Emile Gallé’s friend, discover his collection of art glassware at Musée d’art et d’histoire
Free, on Saturday and Sunday at 2.00, 3.00, 4.00 and 5.00pm.

Here lies Claude Boucher, a guided tour of the funeral chapel at cimetery of Crouin.
Free, at 8 rue du Repos in Cognac, on Saturday and Sunday at 2.00, 3.00, 4.00 and 5.00pm.


Staying indoor during the week-end ? No way ! European Heritage Days take also place outdoor on Destination Cognac !

Visit la Font qui pisse, listed Natura 2000, during a commented walk of two hours.
Free, at parking of the new cemetry Fontaury on Saturday at 2.30pm (walking shoes recommanded).

Climbing site at La Font qui Pisse at Chateauneuf sur Charente

Fisheries in St Simeux

The vintage ride, heritage bicycle ride to discover some of Destination Cognac treasures. Three tours are suggested by Espace découverte en pays du Cognac and Atelier 124.
Between 3 and 5€, on Saturday and Sunday RESERVATION only at +33 6 80 70 73 70

Visit of  Gensac La Pallue marsh by Culture Loisirs of Gensac La Pallue.
Free, at parking of  salle polyvalente on Saturday at 9.00pm (walking shoes or gumboots recommanded).

11th Symposium of Julienne, come to see the artists put the finishing touches to their monumental sculptures.
Free, at place Michel Feuillâtre on Saturday and Sunday.

Visit St Simeux fisheries,  barge trips and discovery of eels traditional fishing.
Free, at ile des Moulins on Saturday from 11.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 6.00pm, on Sunday 10.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30 to 6.00pm

Boat trips on a gabare at St Simon
On Saturday and Sunday at 10.00am, 2.30pm and 4.30pm. Reservations +33 5 45 97 33 40


Cognac House good deals

Because the cognac is our heritage, Cognac Merchants are in tunes with European Heritage Days !

Two different tours are suggested:

Hennessy, History & Architecture
A free visit of an hour along the river to discover Hennessy architectural heritage
• Departures each half-hour from 10.00pm
• Interruptions between 1.00 and 2.00pm
• Last visit at 5.30pm
• Free visit without reservation (at Visites Hennessy desk)

Hennessy, History and Architecture

Hennessy Signature
For a visit Hennessy Signature bought, get one free…
• Departures in English at 1.45 and 4.45pm
• Reservation on line

Rémy Martin
Visit of Rémy Martin historic house in Cognac’s town centre and you will be offered a cocktail at the end of the tour.

Free, on Saturday RESERVATION only.

Visit Rémy Martin

For a ticket get one freer RESERVATION only.

Download the whole programme below (only available in French):

Programme des Journées Euopéennes du Patrimoine 2019 - Destination Cognac