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“Very good museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musee des Arts du Cognac

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 #1 of 7 Attractions in Cognac
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Cognac, France
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very good museum”
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.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Small, eclectic, beaux arts museum”
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 a visit on a rainy day or to pass the time if you're waiting for a tour opening.

Visited October 2013
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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“interesting introduction”
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 work better earlier in the museum.

Visited September 2013
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kent
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“A gem of a museum - great value!”
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 of cognac bottle design and advertising. There is also a super side room which shows film clips that mention cognac and book mark key pages in novels that mention cognac. We were impressed.

Visited August 2013
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“We arrived on a holiday weekend & entry was free”
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

Visited May 2013
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