This fourth edition highlights the rich savoir-faire, the strength of innovation and creativity, and the diverse architectural and cultural heritage within the Group’s 56 participating Houses on five continents.
The Maison Hennessy is pleased once again to open its doors to four of its emblematic sites, some of which are ordinarily closed to the public. Several experiences will be on offer, whether by reservation or open access, on October 12th, 13th and 14th.
The Hennessy Visitor Circuit and the art of selection
Take a look behind the scenes at the Maison Hennessy with an innovative guided tour that lets visitors discover the excellence of its know-how. This sensorial, dynamic circuit culminates with an immersive experience inside the Founder’s Cellar, the inner sanctum where the House’s most precious eaux-de-vie are aged. For the occasion, a contemporary artistic installation symbolizing the Master Blender’s quest and the art of selection will be revealed to the public for the first time.
Exhibition – “Make the Invisible Visible” – Vhils
To celebrate the new, limited edition of Hennessy Very Special, the Maison Hennessy is hosting an exhibition in Cognac of works by the urban artist Vhils. A veritable transposition of his creative process, “Make the Invisible Visible” allows visitors to grasp the genesis of the series of works Vhils created for this limited edition. The artist drew inspiration from several pieces in the Hennessy archives that punctuate this exhibition and shed new light on his work.
The garden and winter garden at the Château de Bagnolet
Built on the banks of the Charente River in 1810, the Château de Bagnolet is a former Hennessy family residence. Designed in a style similar to the colonial mansions of New Orleans, Louisiana, and surrounded by an exceptional 7 acres of grounds, it symbolizes the art de vivre at the Maison Hennessy.
The winter garden was renovated entirely in 2018, a project that required the expertise of the finest master craftsmen. Metalworkers, stonemasons and landscape artists worked together to restore this historic place to its original glory and charm. A mosaic inspired by the peaceful Charente River nearby is the work of mosaicist Mathilde Jonquière. A vibrant creation composed of countless shades of green marble, it serves to highlight this inspiring place.
Pont Neuf – production site
Inaugurated in October 2017, Pont Neuf is an innovative technological tool dedicated to artisanal tradition. This new bottling unit makes it possible to scale up production capacity in function of the Maison’s growth. It confirms the prpensity of the House to constantly adapt to markets demand. Pont Neuf is also a model in terms of sustainable construction: the site is certified High Environmental Quality (HQE) end-to-end, from the reception of cognacs to shipping of finished products. Evidence that a regularly updated tool allows to combine innovation and authenticity in respect of more than bicentennial tradition.
To book tickets for Hennessy Visitor Circuit and Pont Neuf visits, it is recommended to create a profile on www.lesjourneesparticulieres.fr from September 13th. Reservations will be open n September 22nd.
Free entrey to the exhibition “Make the Invisible Visible” and to the garden and winter garden at the Château de Bagnolet.
October 12th, 13th and 14th: 10am-12pm and 2pm-6pm
Accessible to persons with reduced mobility
For security reasons, the Pont Neuf production site is unable to welcome children under 10 years of age.