Chateau de L'Yeuse Cognac
65 rue de Bellevue, Chateaubernard, Poitou-Charentes, 16100, France
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The bar at the Remy Martin Estate.
Steve by the river Charente
Sample the Hen...
Pascal Fillioux proves he has a good nose
Travel Tips for Cognac
A Jewel in France
The thing I remember most about Cognac is the site: Camping de Cognac. Where can you go and have the Charente flowing past your front door? The river abounds with fish and many wild life species visit the river.
We fed the ducks, fish and swans every day. The many woderful people I met and their unconditional kindness to me, ready to help without recourse. Next year I shall return. It feels like a little piece of Eden.
Looks like it is the main church in the town. First church was founded in XI century. The church had several reconstruction works till XIX century (in XVIII century the zodiac signs were built onto the walls. The interior is interesting as well although I didn't see much cause of service.
JUST A TOUCH
"So many bottles of Cognac in Cognac"
The air has the aroma of alcohol throughout the town. The Martell Cognac compound is huge, and seeing the caves with the 150 year old kegs of cognac inside is living history, with the Napoleon kegs still around , in plain view. Samples were offered as you entered the main sales room, but not of the Napoleon casks. Make mine VSOP.
The smaller bottler's farms in the area were well worth the visit, you are led through the pressing and bottling barns and given full facts on the process and the quaint stores that the small bottler owns carry the fancy packed bottles of cherries in cognac. Great take home gifts. If driving, have something to eat before travelling on. The sample tastes add up.