Museum of France - Cognac

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


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


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

Services / Comfort

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

Pets are not accepted


  • Parking
  • Defibrillator
  • Exhibition space
  • Toilets

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.

Means of payment

  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash


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Classification, labels and brands

Classification and labels

  • Vineyards and Discovery Accreditation
  • "Accueil Vélo" : Cyclists Welcome label
  • La Flow Vélo


  • 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


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

48 boulevard Denfert Rochereau
16100 Cognac

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