Out & About
things to do locally....
Indigo by Martell - a rooftop bar on the 5th floor overlooking the town of Cognac. Great views, great drinks in a unique setting.
Bar Louise - a cocktail bar in the centre of town offering as wide range of cocktails, Cognacs.etc.
Garage Bar - offering draught beers, etc. You can also eat here, it is a limited but very good menu.
Bar Luciole - located in the St.Jacques area of Cognac this cocktail bar offers a vast selection of cocktails from the classics to their own in-house creations.
Le 1838 at Chais Monnet - big sofas and chairs welcome you to this beautiful, olde world bar. Look up above the bar to see a “library” of Cognac bottles. Huge menu offering everything from a beer to a cocktail and everything in between...
La Ribaudiere, Bourg-Charente. Overlooking the Charente river you can enjoy the excellent cuisine and watch the world go by. Highly recommended in the 2020 Michelin Guide. (€€€€€)
La Distillerie / Les Foudres at Chais Monnet, Cognac.
La Distillerie is a brasserie-style restaurant offering locally sourced ingredients. Good quality food. (€€€€)
Les Foudres is a formal dining environment with food prepared to the highest standards. (€€€€€)
L’Atelier, Cognac - On the banks of the Charente River with a courtyard overlooking the river where you can dine al fresco. Good quality food at reasonable prices. (€€€)
La Courtine, Cognac. On the banks of the Charente river with a lovely terrace where you can dine al fresco. Good quality food. (€€€)
La Table du Green. Golf du Cognac,St.Brice - Recently opened and offering both “Formule” and A La Carte menus at lunchtime. Sit on the terrace overlooking the 17th and 18th fairways and enjoy the ambience with friends. (€€€)
The restaurant is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with an A La Carte menu. (€€€)
La Belle Epoque, Cognac - Restaurant inside the Heritage Hotel in the centre of town. Offering a small but delicious menu. (€€€)
La Scala, Cognac - Has eclectic theatrical decor and a terrace overlooking the Charente River. Traditional Italian cuisine from Lasagne to Pizzas. (€€)
Golf du Cognac - 18 hole parkland course with excellent practice facilities. Good restaurant offering both “formule” style and A La Carte lunchtime menus at a reasonable price. https://www.golfducognac.com
Royan - 18 hole course which winds through a pine forest and natural dunes. Excellent restaurant overlooking the course and the sea. Exceptionally busy during July and August. https://www.golfderoyan.com
La Rochelle - 18 holes with fantastic sea views and a Scottish “Links” feel to the course. Excellent restaurant serving seasonal menus. https://www.golflarochelle.fr
Golf du Medoc - 2 of the best courses in Europe and the Best Course in France in 2014,2016,2017 and 2018. Rated as the 7th best Golf Resort in Europe.
The Chateaux course adheres to the purest tradition of Scottish “Links”. Wide fairways bordered by heathers and gorses carry the players through unspoiled nature. Fantastic greens and a Championship course which is a golfing challenge of the highest order.
Les Vignes course is embedded in a landscape typical of the region, where the heath and the maritime pines enrich the architect’s design. Long pars and elaborate greens with strategically placed obstacles demand thought and precision. https://golfdumedocresort.com
Eric Ezendam a multi disciplinary Dutch Artist who has exhibited in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, USA and the UK, organises Art Workshops in his studio nearby. These Workshops vary from 1 day to 5 days. They include a Drawing workshop using pen and ink, charcoal, pastels and water colours. There are also Still Life, Landscape and Portrait workshops available. If you are interested in attending one of these workshops, please let us know and we can put you in touch with Eric.