Museum of France - Cognac

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire – Les Distillateurs Culturels

Description

The "musée d'art et d'histoire" houses a large range of art works dating from the late 13th century to the 20th century. The museum has also been enriched over time with objects and discoveries related to archeology and regional ethnology.

Located in the Dupuy-d-'Angeac mansion, a family of merchants, the "musée d'art et d'histoire" offers a set of collections about the history of the region thanks to the collections of the families of merchants. The museum has an archaeological collection with an amazing Neolithic dugout, a remarkable set of paintings from Nothern Schools, a collection of decorative art objects, mainly the Art Nouveau style with some creations by Emile Gallé, and also important collection of Saintonge paintings.

This old mansion, built in the 19th century and listed in 1943, opens onto the beautiful public garden of the town hall. From 1925, the "muse d'art et d'histoire" moved into this elegant mansion of a cognac merchant of which the old-fashioned charm recalls the glorious days of the cognac, when itw as exported far beyond the borders, playing a part in the reputation of the eponymous city.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Themes

  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Sciences and technology
  • Arts and culture
  • Prehistoric
  • World of rural agricultural
  • Archeological
  • Craft/Artisanat
  • Folk arts and popular traditions

Services / Comfort

  • Educational visits
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Wi-fi

Pets are not accepted

Equipements

  • Parking
  • Exhibition space
  • Toilets
  • Defibrillator

Opening

From 01/09/2022 to 30/06/2023 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, November 1st and December 25th.

Prices and means of payment

Full price: 5€ - Access to 2 (Museum of savoir-faire du cognac): 8€
Reduced price: (Young people 13 to 25, students, contractual partnerships)
Access to 1 museum: 3€ - Access to 2 museums* (Museum of Art and History & Museum of Cognac Know-How): 4,50€.

Free entry for children < 12 years, press, Job-seeker, teachers, disabled people.

*Ticket valid for 1 month for the 2nd museum from the date of purchase.

Free admission (on presentation of proof): Children up to the age of 12, Disabled persons and an accompanying person, Journalists, Members of professional associations, Ambassadors of the Cognac Tourist Office, Jobseekers, Beneficiaries of minimum social benefits, Partnerships under contract.


*Ticket valid for 1 month for the 2nd museum from the date of purchase.

Free admission (on presentation of proof): Children up to the age of 12, Disabled persons and an accompanying person, Journalists, Members of professional associations, Ambassadors of the Cognac Tourist Office, Jobseekers, Beneficiaries of minimum social benefits, Partnerships under contract.

Means of payment

  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash

Location

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Classification, labels and brands

Classification and labels

  • Vineyards and Discovery Accreditation
  • Accueil Vélo
  • La Flow Vélo

Environment

  • River 5 km away
  • In centre of town
  • Town location

Things to see

Tours available in :

  • French

Individual visits

  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Unguided individual tours available permanently

Address

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire – Les Distillateurs Culturels

48 boulevard Denfert Rochereau
16100 Cognac

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