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best restaurants in Cognac

Le Bistro de Claude, Cognac, France

Words: Kirsten Durward   Photos: Monica Tindall Once again we are enjoying the company of two entertaining French gentlemen for dinner. Tonight’s companions are the humorous Jean-Luc Lebault, who has recently joined H. Mounier to lead their travel retail div…

Doreau Tonneliers

Tonnelerie-Doreau, Cognac, France

Words: Kirsten Durward    Photos: Monica Tindall As part of our discovery of Cognac, we are enlightened on the importance of the barrel in the development of the spirit. Barrel making is an ancient art around the world and barrels are used for the development of ma…

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Hotel L’Yeuse, Cognac

Words: Kirsten Durward   Photos: Monica Tindall Set on the banks above La Charente, with views cascading down through verdant green trees this charming residence captures our imaginations from the moment we catch sight of it. Originally a folly from the 19th Ce…

La Table De L'Yeuse, Cognac

La Table De L’Yeuse, Cognac

Words: Kirsten Durward    Photos: Monica Tindall Sitting out on the terrace of the charming Hotel L’Yeuse as the evening light starts to soften with the fresh air of the Charente countryside singing through your lungs, is a wonderful end to a day of exploring the d…