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Carre Cointreau
Ranked #1 of 7 Tours in Angers
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Enter Cointreau's universe to discover its exceptional heritage: a genuine recipe created by Edouard Cointreau in 1875. An iconic squareshaped bottle and an innovative communication brought the brand up to success.All over the world, Cointreau is now a symbol of French elegance and Art de Vivre. Visit the unique distillery. From the quality of the orange peel to the precious bottle, the brand's expertise will be revealed to you.This guided tour will end in the cosy atmosphere of the bar with a complete tasting. You will learn why Cointreau is at the heart of cocktails. The shop, open to all from Tuesday to Saturday, welcomes you between 11am to 18pm.
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Firstly you have to get to Angers France we travelled by train and arrived at the main central station here you have two choices bus or taxi the bus you need is the number 6 not the the number seven as advertised in the Cointreau brochure you catch the bus directly opposite the bus station on the garrs papin it is the only single bus stop there buses 1 1s1d 4 6 10 and 14go from this stop you need the number 6 Z1 est which will take you to st barthelemy d Anjou get off at the Cointreau stop walk across the road and you will see the entrance to the visitors centre the bus cost is 1 euro 40 one way it takes aprox 10 /15 mins depending on traffic taxi cost aprox 15 euro the centre is on an industrial estate so do not be alarmed!!
You cannot just turn up you have to book a tour which will cost 10 euro per person you need to telephone and book tel no 0033(0)241315050 English is well spoken you will need to be there 20 mins before tour time booked
The tour takes about 2 1/2 hours which includes a tasting of Cointreau and three cocktails the tour is in French but they will give you an I pad in English the guide will also answer questions in English , the tour shows how it is produced , the history and the bottle plant. It is well worth the money and I found it very interesting there is also a well stocked shop there as well cheaper than the uk and Brittany ferries prices , to return just walk down the street a little and get the bus stop opposite the one you got off on by the roundabout again 1 euro 40 to the station again about 10/15 mins to the station the buses run aprox every 20 30 mins past the hour
I hope this information is helpfull as I found little or no information current on the net and what was there was out of date we all travelled here on the 4 th may 2013 if you decide to go have a good time it well worth it enjoy !!!!

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Very interesting tour round the factory with a very knowledgeable and helpful guide, followed by great cocktails. Definitely worth a visit!

2  Thank s-mitchell92
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

if you like Cointreau then do this tour. It is in French which makes it difficult if you don't speak fluent French and the English handouts provided really did not tell the whole story. But in the end that doesn't matter that much as there is so much to look at throughout the whole tour, including the incredible bottling plant in operation and the wonderful examples of Cointreau marketing over the years. The icing on the cake is the cocktail tasting and recipes at the end and it is also an inexpensive place to purchase Cointreau to take home.

5  Thank aqob
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We enjoyed visiting the distillery. There was a group of exchange students, tour was in French but the guide took time to also repeat in English. In the brewing section, we toured while the guide gave the French version then we switched and got the English version. It was interesting for the history, manufacturing process, and seeing the quantity of promotional material over the history of the brand. Then there was a cocktail at the end. This was part of one daytrip from Angers, followed by a visit to Brissac. It was on the historical weekend in Europe, but still not busy.

1  Thank jim t
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We enjoyed visiting the distillery. Very interesting to review the history of the Brand and production process

2  Thank Claude B
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