Hennessy House

Interesting
Richard Hennessy, a captain in the Irish regiments under Louis XV, arrived in Cognac in 1760. Tasting the local elixir, he found it awfully good; so good that he set himself up in the city. The storerooms stretch across both sides of the Charente: the architects Marcel Oudin in 1929, Jean-Michel Wilmotte in 1996 then Benjamin Graindorge designed the various buildings and spaces. The itinerary was completely revamped in 2017, and is thorough and instructive.

Useful information

Address:

Rue de la Richonne, 16100 Cognac

Phone:

+33 5 45 35 06 44

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10am-5.30pm; Apr-Jun: 10.30am-5.30pm; rest of year: daily except Sun-Mon 10.45am-4pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Sep, 19 Nov, 31 Dec

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