Saturday, October 2nd
Appointment is given at the leisure centre for a friendly picnic. We escape the capricious weather by taking shelter in the welcome tent.
The sun finally appears when we go to the city centre of Cognac to visit the discovery area in the Cognac region.
We then go to the banks of the Charente for a trip in a gabare of about 1h30, a time that allows participants to discuss various subjects and pass a lock and see from afar several properties for the pleasure of the eyes and photographers.
The afternoon ends with a visit to the Martell Cognac house, the oldest Cognac factory still in operation. First tasting!
But the evening arrives quickly and we go to the hotel for the traditional evening dinner, an opportunity to introduce all the participants individually. Nice surprise in the room with a cup of chocolates marked with the name of the event.
Sunday, October 3rd
After a quick breakfast for some, let's head for the Hotard Cognac house which has been installed for several centuries in the Château de Cognac in the city centre. Second tasting after the visit of the historical parts and the explanation of the elaboration of Cognac.