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Hennessy Cognac

Quai Richard Hennessy | 8 Rue Richonne, 16100 Cognac, France
00 33 5 45 35 72 68
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Cognac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Factory Tours
Description: Tour the warehouse and learn how cognac is produced, take a boat trip to the company museum and visit the company boutique.
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Sydney, Australia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
156 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here as part of a tour group and had a tour of Hennessy. Our tour guide was very informative and made the tour interesting. The sampling at the end was delicious, and provides the option of non alcoholic grape juice (I had it and it was delicious). Apart from the sampling, the highlight was finding cognac barrels with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Having looked at other cognac house tours, we went for Hennessy as we wanted a tour and tasting without the apparent add-ons of other tours. While purchasing the tickets we were advised on English- spoken tours timings. The tour itself is comprehensive while not being overwhelming. Our guide spoke good English and really got going when asked questions. The tour... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We visited the Cognac region and attended two "commercial" tours and one private. This tour is very informative with excellent displays and the boat crossing is a little different. The tasting at the end was good value and corrected a few cognac points for us. Down side - people should not bring their children on such tours if they cannot... More

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Austin, Texas
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78 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

While I would not make a special trip….or drive more than perhaps 45 minutes to see the Hennessy tour alone, if you are near Cognac, I highly recommend you go. Parking is on the street and by the scenic river area (the river is the Charente). Walk into the marked tour area, through the glass doors and purchase a ticket.... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We took multiple tours in cognac but this was the most informative of them all with excellent audio visual guides and a bier pleasant guide. I am a little biased because I really like the Hennessy XO which is my personal favorite amongst all the XOs offered by the big houses. But the tour was let down by the tasting... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

the main thing I remember was being amazed by the price of some of the bottles, and their display ! Well worth a visit if you're interested in booze, production, tasting and just being amazed by how much this stuff can set you back!!

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Charlotte, NC
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

When my husband and I were in France in September 2013 we had the opportunity to tour the Hennessey Cognac building and museum. We traveled by small boat from the main building to the opposite site where the museum now is housed. Many old barrels, a complete explanation of how the Cognac is made, and then a delightful tasting back... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Take the tour! ......You get taken along the Charente in a comfortable river boat to the warehouses where there is a number of different mediums set up to teach you about the involved processes. Our tour guide was brilliant, a German lady with a fantastic grasp of both French and English and she explained everything very clearly in English and... More

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Gosport, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The tour was informative and the English speaking guide was very knowledgeable, however we visited the Martell house last year and felt that was more value for money. As mentioned by an earlier TA you are better off doing the 11euro tour and paying for additional tastings at the end. Also we purchased a bottle of the Hennessy Fine only... More

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West of London
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Having visited a champagne cellar the previous week, this won on presentation; admittedly lots of barrels, but model scenes of cooperage, distillation etc made this more interesting and in our judgement enough so to entertain older children - who get a grape juice instead of alcohol at the end! In line with other commentaries, we would recommend the cheapest tour... More

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