• English
    • The Alambic Gallery, what a pretty name.

      Is it an art gallery ? Yes, of "Wine Art". Where secrets and traditions mingle into the "angel's share".

      Distilled Art.

      Philippe Godard and his team welcome you in an atypical setting, surrounded by presses, cauldrons and pot stills (1850).

      During a visit we will explain :

      - The different stages of distillation.
      - The secrets of the assembly of the prestigious Cognac.
      - The art of aging.
      - TheTales and Legends of Pineau des Charentes.
      - The workshop and bottling manufacture.

      Accompanied by a GOURMET Tasting.

      The Cognac Ph. Godard, are all 1st Cru of Grande Champagne.

      Aperitif Cognac, VSOP, Napoleon, XO, EXTRA, from 4 to 40 years of aging in oak barrels ... They know how to wait and that's good !

      Named Pineau des Charentes, Salted Caramel Flower, Pear, Orange or Almond with Cognac, Red Cherries, Quince Sap, Nut Secret and 20 other unusual cocktails. They put you good spirits before or after the meal, they must be tasted with wisdom.

      Free tour and tasting :

      - for patients without an appointment.
      - for groups with reservation.
      - easy access - coach parking.

      Dates and opening hours :

      from April 1st to September 30th, from 10am to 8pm every day.
      from October 1st to March 31st, from 10am to 6pm closed on Sundays.

      Hand-made - direct sales
      Mr. Philippe Godard at 06 27 37 09 66

      Collection Ph. Godard - Galerie de L'Alambic - L'Art Distillé - Les Valines 17450 Fouras.

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  • Credit card accepted
  • Disable access
  • Free tasting
  • Groups
  • Open all year round
  • Parking

Useful information

Location : In town

Province : Pays d’Aunis and the coastline, La Rochelle, Rochefort and Marennes

Location : Les Valines
Route de Rochefort
17450 Fouras


Les Valines
Route de Rochefort
17450 Fouras

GPS coordinates

45° 59'24.9"N, 1° 3'59.18"W

Traveller Reviews

4.5 sur 5 134 reviews

  • Lorraine Tilbury

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Lorraine Tilbury on 19/08/2019

    Un producteur passionné à l'enthousiasme communicatif. A cognac producer who is passionate about his art and shares his knowledge with enthusiasm. Not just a liquor store! Discover the art of making cognac & pineau des Charentes with a free guided tour & tasting.

  • michael petch

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by michael petch on 29/05/2019

    Great trip very helpful guide perfect English spoken Careful on the tasting of driving lol Every flavour of brandy tou can think of We bought the biscuit one and orange one Highly recommended trip

  • magali vieillevigne

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by magali vieillevigne on 08/11/2019

    Un passionné. Il aime ceux qu'il fait et le fait découvrir à ses clients. Il sais faire découvrir sa passion aux enfants, pour qu'ils puissent découvrir ce métier.

Traveller Reviews

5.0 sur 5 22 reviews

  • "Très agréable"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by lopikilopc on 13/10/2019

    Visite suite aux conseils de TripAdvisor. Personne accueillante, dégustation et échange dans un lieu plein de charme.

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  • "A découvrir"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by petitv669 (Ballon, France) on 08/08/2019

    Sympa comme découverte, à force de passer devant… Vaut le détour au moins une fois et plus pour acheter

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  • "Pas déçu."

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by franckc71 (Saint-Amand-Montrond, France) on 31/07/2019

    Nous nous sommes arrêtés visiter cet établissement (sur les conseils de TripAdvisor) et je ne regrette pas. Comme les avis précédents, le patron est aux petits soins, il fait visiter les lieux et...

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