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Address: Quai Richard Hennessy | 8 Rue Richonne, 16100 Cognac, France
Phone Number: 00 33 5 45 35 72 68
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Tour the warehouse and learn how cognac is produced, take a boat trip to...

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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Just what you expect

After reading other reviews of Cognac tours, I was not surprised by the Hennessy tour. It is fairly formulaic and although it was well done, I do wish they had condensed it down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
travellingbird888
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Toronto, Canada
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Bequia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting how they make Cognac and the history. The tour is 1.5 hours which includes some wasted time watching some advertising and the dramatic lighting and sound effects makes it somewhat difficult to see and hear. The tour finishes with a tasting of two different Cognacs.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading other reviews of Cognac tours, I was not surprised by the Hennessy tour. It is fairly formulaic and although it was well done, I do wish they had condensed it down to an hours, from 90min. as it did seem to drag on a bit. Aesthetically the spaces are well maintained and create a nice atmosphere, but you... More 

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Birmingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited and found an English tour in the morning, 1.30, all others seemed to be at 1.30 in the afternoon. The guide was excellent and the visit started with a short boat trip across the river to warehouses and storage. Excellent tour with audio visual sections and clear explanations of all the processes to produce cognac. Visit to a storage... More 

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in to see when the next tour in English would be and it was at 3:30 that afternoon (a Monday), so we paid for our tickets, had an enjoyable wander around the old town of Cognac and a nice lunch (Café du Canton) and returned for the tour. Everyone we came across at Hennessy was very pleasant. We... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is a interesting although bordering on a propaganda exercise at some points . You are shown various glossy videos and visit by boat an old disused cellar across the river as well as an old warehouse with "aire" dating back over a 150 years which forms the basis for every years blend. The tour is a little pretentious... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hennessy visitor centre staff were really helpful in calling us to advise when a tour was available in English, which was the next day. As it turned out we were the only couple and had an excellent and informative tour with a great guide (Amber). Involves a brief trip across the Charente in the Hennessy boat captained by Frederic... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We had been to one of the other Cognac distilleries 18 years ago when we had the kids in tow thought we we do it again without. This was very similar but with a twist to a make use of modern technology and as in other reviews to put a marketing spin on the world. The guide on the English... More 

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Leciseterhire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We decided on a tour of the Hennessy house more by luck than good judgement but we're very pleasantly surprised. Arriving with no booking meant we had about a 45 min wait for the next tour in English which gave us just enough time to walk through the the lovely gardens at the Hotel Du Ville. The tour started late... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Hennessy exhibition was beautifully presented and very informative. The use of technology in the exhibition and in the warehouse was excellent. Our guide was very knowledgeable and, as was our hope, we better understand how cognac is made and its history. There was a tasting at the end of the tour that was also very informative. The tour ended... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Our recent experience at Hennessy was disapppointing! Too much advertisement and you pay for it! You learn few things! Their VS is a poor cognac, I don’t know how you can taste it!

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