de la terre au verre

DAY 1

PEDESTRIAN GUIDED TOUR OF THE TOWN OF COGNAC
Guided tour with a guide of Cognac Tourist Office. Stroll in the old town through the narrow paved streets, steeped in history. From the Castle where the King François Ier was born to the wealthy mansions of the salt and eaux-de-vie merchants, it is five centuries of Cognac’s life which are evoked.

LUNCH

VISIT OF GREGOIRE FACTORY*
Guided tour with a guide of Cognac Tourist Office. It’s one of the most important grape harvest machines producer in the world. The society proposes a range of equipments for each season in vineyard from pre-pruning to grape harvest.
* From Monday to Friday

TOUR OF ONE OF THE FAMOUS COGNAC HOUSES
Coming to Cognac is discovering the secrets of the most famous eau-de-vie of the world. In the silence of the cellars, behind the high walls darkened by the torula coniacensis (microscopic fungus which feeds itself with the vapour of alcohol, the angels’share), the initiated can now discover and understand the elaboration of the alchemy.

DINNER

NIGHT IN A HOTEL *** OR ****

DAY 2

BREAKFAST AT THE HOTEL

VISIT OF A VINEYARD
To live according to the rhythm of nature and the four seasons, what’s more natural ? Evocation of the growth areas, the grape varieties, the soil but also discovering the typical “ charentaise” mansions. A stop at a wine grower will enable you to get in touch with local people who love their land and who know how to speak about it better than anyone.

LUNCH

VISIT OF THE“MUSÉE DES ARTS DU COGNAC”
Since 19th century, practices, industries, and “savoir-faire” which simultaneously show the respect of tradition and use of new technologies, have grown around the eau-de-vie which has made Cognac famous world-wide.

VISIT OF THE CASTLE OF COGNAC
When the History of the cognac meets the History of France. A unique guided tour of the royal Castle of Cognac, place of birth of King François 1er the Ist.

Based on 10 persons. From 230 € per person (excluding drinks)

Contacts : Marie-Christine Baudry / Nathalie Leclerc 05 45 82 10 71