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Musee des Arts du Cognac

Address: Les Remparts, Place de la Salle Verte, 16100 Cognac, France
Phone Number: 05 45 36 21 10
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Cognac
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums

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Jonzac, France
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It has a small but interesting collection of artifacts and paintings though none of them are top notch. Staff are friendly and approachable. Excellent views over the park from the upstairs windows. Worth a visit on a rainy afternoon. It is in fact only open in the afternoon; the standard entrance fee on the day we went was 5€.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Family half term holiday. A great and interesting day for all. Nice to see all the top playrs in the market. Martell, Hennesy, etc

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Eccles, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This is a fantastic museum and complements any brandy tour you may wish to go on. If you go here first of all you will learn all about the brandy making process. There are headsets that translate any videos you may see as soon as you walk in close proximity to them. The museum is very well laid out although... More 

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NEWPORT, UK
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Helpful and knowledgeable staff helped a short trip around a well laid out museum which covered all periods and ages, and plenty to keep kids happy also. Very near to the back of the market so no excuse to go !

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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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41 reviews 41 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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