La Rochelle Shore Excursion
This full day
La Rochelle tour visits Cognac, the most famous brandy region in France. While you are there you will visit the Remy Martin and Hennessy wineries for tours and tastings. There is also free time for lunch in the historic town of Cognac.
After meeting your driver-guide at the La Rochelle pier, you depart for the Cognac vineyards in the Charente region. This area is located northeast of Bordeaux and has been producing brandy for over 300 years.
Once you are in Cognac you will enjoy both morning and afternoon visits to tour the Remy Martin and Hennessy wineries. Your visits will include tours of the facility where you learn about the grape varieties, the fermentation and blending process of making Brandy before you have the enjoyment of tasting several different kinds of brandy produced by the House of Cognac.
At Hennessy you enjoy their Initiation experience with tastings of Hennessy V.S and Hennessy V.S.O.P. Then at Remy Martin you enjoy a tour of the property followed by a tasting of their 1738 Accord Royal Cognac, served with a small delicacy. As a small bonus you can keep the tasting glass as a memory.
Some people ask what is the difference between brandy and Cognac. In fact Cognac is a specific type of brandy which can only be produced in this very small region. Requirements also say that it must be double-distilled in both a copper pot and then aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of two years.
There will be free time in the historic town of Cognac for you to enjoy lunch on your own.
At the end of this La Rochelle shore trip you will be brought back to La Rochelle pier.
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
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