Guided tour - Cognac

Les Visites Hennessy


A unique multi-sensory experience.

It all begins in Cognac, in the heart of the historic birthplace of the House, where Irishman Richard Hennessy founded the first Hennessy counter in 1765.
A unique experience, a journey that awakens the five senses. Supported by a contemporary scenography and a working ageing cellar, you will discover
Hennessy's artisanal heritage, creativity and international dimension. The final stage of these sensory tours is the tasting workshop, where you will be
introduced to the House's cognacs, guided by the explanations of your guide.
*From November to March, visitors continue by road and the Saint-Jacques Bridge.

Guided tours - Online booking recommended
Hennessy Initiation
Inititation into the world of Hennessy cognacs
"Go behind the scenes to gain an insight into the history and savoir-faire of the
Maison Hennessy in an experience sure to delight all your senses. Operating between April and October, this tour will take you on a journey through Charente to discover the town and the role the river played in developing cognac.The adventure culminates with an introduction to tasting cognac like a pro, during which you’ll learn the secrets that go into blending and tasting the iconic Hennessy V.S and V.S.O.P.“

Hennessy X.O Evolution
Sensory expéerience celebrating Hennessy X.O cognac
Uncover the secrets of one of the Maison’s most iconic cognacs, Hennessy X.O,
through a journey across both banks of the Charente river that’s sure to delight all
your senses. This exceptional tour will take you to the Pavillons cellar and the
Paradis cellar to taste Hennessy X.O Club in a way you’ve never experienced before.

Hennessy Exception
An exclusive tour behind the scenes of our exceptional cognacs
Go behind the scenes of Hennessy in this private tour that will take you through
the Founder’s Cellar where the most precious eaux-de-vie are stored before
performing a tasting ritual in which you will delight in our exceptional Hennessy
X.O and Hennessy Paradis cognacs in a private tasting room.

From grape to glass
An exceptional tour that changes with the seasons
Unveil our innermost secrets! Open all year round, this tour varies to reflect
the changing seasons and the maturation of our eaux-de-vie. You will enjoy
a unique and authentic experience that will take you through the most
private areas of the Maison Hennessy, which are not ordinarily open to the
public, including the vineyard and the distillery. Gain an insight into the art
of blending and our tasting rituals.
Alcohol is dangerous for your health. Drink in moderation.

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian
  • Chinese


  • Oenology
  • Regional Products

Services / Comfort

Pets are not accepted


From 01/09 to 06/11/2021
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 5.30 pm.
Closed on Sunday.
Shop open from 10am to 7.30pm
Tours depart from 10.15am to 5.30pm.

From 09/11 to 31/12/2021
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10.45 am and 4 pm. except on December 25th.
Shop open from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 13:45 to 18:00
Tours depart at 10.45am - 2pm and 4pm.

Prices and means of payment

From 01/09 to 07/11/2020
Adult: from 25 €.

From 10/11 to 31/12/2020
Adult: from 22 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years.

Guided tours - Online booking recommended
Hennessy Initiation : A discovery of the world of Hennessy cognacs
25€ per person - Duration 1h30

Hennessy X.O Evolution : A sensory experience around Hennessy X.O cognac
50€ per person - Duration 1h45

Private Tours - On request only
Hennessy Exception : An exclusive visit behind the scenes of exceptional cognacs
125€ per person - Duration 2h

From the vine to the cognac : An exceptional visit according to the seasons
250€ per person - Duration 4h

Tasting only for adults.

Means of payment

  • American Express
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Online payment


Get directions

Classification, labels and brands


  • Physical disability


  • Riverside
  • In centre of town
  • Town location
  • Overview on river


Les Visites Hennessy

rue de la Richonne
Quais Hennessy
16100 Cognac

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