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Leave the town of cognac and its beaten tracks. With a certified expert-guide, experience the vineyards during an excursion and meet the people who preserve the ancestral traditions. They will explain to you how they pass on the result of their work...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rue du 14 Juillet | Tourism Office, 16100 Cognac, France
+33 5 45 80 80 38
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Jean-Luc is an incredible book of knowledge about Cognac. You can read a lot, but a lively word and conversation in a genuine environment is something else. Sonja was not a fan of this noble drink, but it seems to me that from now on...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We booked this excursion to Cognac during our trip to Paris, and it was a highlight of our vacation! We took the train from Paris to Angouleme, where Jean-Luc picked us up. During the drive to Cognac, he provided us with interesting and informative commentary....More

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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Tour was excellent and introduced us to the "art of blending wine in the Bordeaux Region" plus the methods of producing Cognac in the region. Jean Luc was an excellent Tour Guide and very knowledgeable in the art of Cognac Distillation. In addition the sites/distilleries...More

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Cognac-Guide, Propriétaire at Cognac Tasting Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Bonjour, Thank you very much all of you for your support. Enjoy your tastings and do not hesitate to contact me for any query. Cordialement, Jean-Luc

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Took a one day tour to winery and Cognac distillery. Very well organised tour allows ample of interaction for tasting and interacting with owners. A great way to get a diverse set of experience from wine to Cognac. Jean-Luc is very knowledgable in Cognac and...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Friends we had staying adore Cognac so found Jean-Luc on the tourist site. Wow, what a find, we were greeted by his wife Christine and as we were early she told us of their adventure in setting up the Hotel and Cognac Tasting courses. Jean-Luc...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

If you want to know about Cognac, how its made what is the history behind, forget Cognac tours inside city of Cognac. This master class, located at a guesthouse in middle of wine fields, is what you are looking for. Not only do you get...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2018

We stayed at Jean-Luc's guesthouse, Relais de Saint Preuil (see review, but highly recommended) and had arranged a private day tour to see the local cognac producers and estates. It was a personalised day, not rushed, friendly and informative, with Jean-Luc as the translator! Both...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2018

We requested a tour 2 days before our arrival and Jean-Luc very kindly agreed to fit us in on the Friday afternoon and also provide pick up and drop off as we were without a car. We are all so pleased we did this tour,...More

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Cognac-Guide, Propriétaire at Cognac Tasting Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

I am happy to know you are satisfied of your excursion in the vineyard of Cognac. For me, as a craftsman of tourism, it is always a pleasure to make you discover hidden facets of the production of Cognac, to make you meet passionate characters...More

Reviewed November 3, 2015

Underneath the big names of Cognac lies the heart of Cognac distilling. Jean-Luc with his wealth of knowledge and contacts was able to provide a truly educational and entertaining insight into these small independent family producers who are the real essence of Cognac.

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Reviewed September 14, 2015

From Bordeaux, we went on a full day cognac tour with Jean-Luc Montembault of Cognac Tasting Tour. Jean Luc takes a maximum of 4 people on the tours from Bordeaux and there was just the 2 of us on this tour - which felt quite...More

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Debbie P
April 30, 2016|
Response from Cognac-Tasting-Tour | Property representative |
Bonjour, We may adjust our tours for people with a wheelchair, even though we do not have a minibus specially equipped for disabled people. The choice of distilleries and trading house visited will be done... More
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Linda F
April 25, 2015|
Response from Relais-St-Preuil |
Our company, Cognac Tasting Tour, is organizing private tours on request from La Rochelle to Cognac. Please, keep in mind that, for such tour to be interesting, the minimum schedule is 9:00am to 5:00pm with a short... More
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