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Musee des Arts du Cognac

Les Remparts, Place de la Salle Verte, 16100 Cognac, France
05 45 36 21 10
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Ranked #5 of 18 Attractions in Cognac
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was a very pleasant building with ancient bits and pieces in display cabinets on the ground floor, but when you go upstairs there is a delightful collection of paintings from the 16th century to the 20th century. Certainly worthwhile.

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Cognac, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

In a spectacular site in the middle of the old town, this museum takes you from the wines to the marketing of Cognac all over the world. Fascinating product and very well designed museum.

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Victoria, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is a small museum with a smattering of everything from Neolithic flakes, stone tools, bronze age implements to pottery, Lalique and Gallé vases to a wide range of paintings from different periods, to some modern art. There are a few pieces which catch the eye but there many much that are not the best examples of their genre. Worth... More

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

A good value and interesting museum as others have noted and the headsets that automatically translate videos are brilliant. However many exhibits especially the videos, seem to start in the middle of the cognac making process without setting the scene sufficiently for the untutored to get the whole picture. The final video does a better job of this and might... More

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kent
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This museum is a real bargain, and a must if you wan to learn more about the process if making and selling cognac. Entrance to the, we'll designed stylish museum is just over €4, you are provided with a set of head phones that automatically translate any film from French to English. The museum also Ames you through an history... More

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Entry at 9pm was free, very good exhibition. Jazz Duo started playing at 10PM, good end for the night

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very well presented walk through of the stages involved in making Cognac. Helpful staff, and good value.

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UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The modern renovation of the building makes a bright and airy backdrop to the history of turning the grape to the beautiful golden liquid (that is not available to drink here). A mix of static displays, small and large screen presentations brings the whole process alive. The audio headsets (in English) allowed for the easy digestion of the big screen... More

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Jarnac, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is an interesting and slightly unusual trip through the history and practicalities of Cognac production, with photos, videos and displays of artifacts. We did not use the audio headsets and found the written descriptions - some are in English - sufficient. Admission is free at certain times each month, so it is worthwhile checking the details if you are... More

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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141 reviews 141 reviews
15 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I visited the Musee des Arts du Cognac with two friends. We paid the admission and were given audio headsets in English. The museum has many displays and exhibits all related to the history and production of Cognac. There are great displays of old Cognac bottles, advertising, and labels. It is a nice way to get some history and information... More

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