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Cognac, France | Château de Bagnolet

October 05, 2014

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15243831817_8770931800_cShall we take a peek inside…

15243584669_f4194ea314_cChâteau de Bagnolet? ^-^

15430377025_40d9a15c0d_cYou can read more about the history here.

15243836477_33482758d3_cThe Château was purchased by the Hennessy family in 1840…

15243618049_632e07f85c_c…it was a gift from Auguste Hennessy to his wife, Irène d’Anthès.

15427192611_d890d60eae_cAnd today, the Château houses family and friends (much like Veuve Cliquot’s Hôtel du Marc).

15407328856_9d968b0b3c_cThere are 11 rooms…

15274150357_9cf5ed5d20_c…each one just a bit different from the other.

15243759658_3660798ab7_cThe dining room is my favorite room…

15243782248_a275069c1a_c…because that’s where you’ll find langoustines…

15430371575_a6daa733a5_c…and magret de canard with wild trumpet mushrooms…

15243827167_d3d7f1fdd9_c…and moelleux chaud oozing warm cognac-laced chocolate.

15243825777_b6ecea2716_cBreakfast is best enjoyed in the garden room…

15243778188_6062e22df6_c…with tea and croissants, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and yogurt.

15243784548_b01a3c9095_cThe estate covers over 100 hectares…

15429999142_725381fa2d_c…but I think it is most wonderful inside…

15243576569_aa6e668595_c…with a hot cup of tea and good book ^-^



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