La Maison de la Lieutenance

La Maison de la Lieutenance, Cognac: Hours, Address, La Maison de la Lieutenance Reviews: 4.5/5

La Maison de la Lieutenance

La Maison de la Lieutenance
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
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Tuesday
10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 19:00
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An example of architecture from the Middle Ages, the Old House, also called the Lieutenant’s House, is the oldest house in the town of Cognac. This is one of the protected historical monuments (since 1933) in Cognac. Constructed around 1490, the house was preserved in it's original condition (oak beams, wooden carvings...). One can admire the rare painted ceiling from the 16th/17th century.
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S H
Harrogate, UK2 contributions
after visiting trip advisor, I truly wanted to visit this outstanding building...but unfortunately we were unable to see this unless it was on Utube... we were told that we could only see this online, a disappointment!
Written 20 August 2019
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We are sorry to hear your disappointment. It's forbidden to us to let people see the upstairs and the cellar because of safety reasons. The stairs are in pitiful condition and we want to do some restoration, but we need time and money. That's why we invite you to check the video on Youtube if you want to see and know more about the House, for your own safety. Beside that, the upstairs are totally empty, and private. We open a shop for 5 months to allow people to see the ground floor and the fake ceiling painted, but without our initiative, the Maison de la Lieutenance would be close to public the entire year. We never told on TripAdvisor or elsewhere that a visit of the entire House was possible, and it's also specify on the sign outside the House. We hope you understand our reasons, Regards.
Written 21 August 2019
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tikki2015
De Haan, Belgium578 contributions
Just walking around noon in the streets surrounding the house of the Lieutenance brings one back in history. Just a charming little village.
Written 5 August 2019
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Malarchy
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo844 contributions
Solo
La Maison de la Lieutenance is a late 15th century/early 16th century building in the old quarter of Cognac. It has attractive and aged wooden beams from the period as part of its exterior and makes for an interesting and unusual sight just around the corner from the Chateau Royal de Cognac.

The old quarter has a charm to it that sets it aside from the rest of the town with the narrow cobbled streets and somewhat tumbledown appearance of the buildings. La Maison de la Lieutenance is the oldest of those smaller buildings and has been preserved as a reminder of that time.

It is nice a building like this has been preserved but it is a relatively mundane place. The original occupant was the Lieutenant-General of Cognac from where the building gets its name though its original structure has changed a little since then.

However, all that is viewable is the exterior which is nice but only momentarily diverting. The interior appears to only be open May-September.

Compared with the history and magnificence of the Chateau Royal nearby, La Maison de la Lieutenance is more of a small house than an impressive monument.
Written 7 April 2019
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,206 contributions
Couples
We were walking around the town of Cognac before our tour at the Chateau de Cognac and stumbled upon this building. Quite interesting architecture.

If you are in Cognac, make sure you walk around and don't just come for the Cognac tour and tasting. I really enjoyed the quietness of the town.
Written 7 October 2018
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northants90
Northampton, UK2,952 contributions
Couples
Took a bit of finding but worth the effort. Lovely old building. Well preserved and tucked away. Lovely building and as beautiful as the rest of the city.
Written 26 September 2018
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Thank you so much for this great notice. We hope to see you again.
Written 27 September 2018
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK723 contributions
Couples
As other reviewers have commented, it is worth seeing just to marvel at the fact that it has lasted so long.

Now with a shop on the ground floor, but discreetly contained within, it is a lovely building. One has to marvel at the fact that the medieval builders were able to create four storey houses and that the wooden beams and, presumably, wattle and daub walls, are still in site.

Not sufficient here to warrant a visit per se, but if you are walking around the town it is well worth a look and it stands at the top of Rue Grande, the oldest street which leads, as all streets do, down to the river.
Written 4 May 2018
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Thank you so much for this sharing. We hope that you are going to come back to Cognac soon.
Written 27 September 2018
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Nitvoyodelo
Vineland, NJ835 contributions
Couples
The building is on a corner in Cognac. There are others nearby, although they are not the "oldest house" from 1400's in the town.
Written 2 December 2017
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Thank you for you comment. All the Lieutenant House's timber panelling outside are in fact dated of 1490, that makes the oldest house of the street. The others houses that you may have seen are actually not from the Middle Age and more recent. We hope that you will come back soon to Cognac.
Written 27 September 2018
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Munjo
Fredonia, NY2,556 contributions
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Wandering around town after VIKING CRUISE bus stranded us for nearly 2 hours, I stumbled upon this remarkable home from late 15th C. Wooden half timbers and carving were some of the finest I have seen. Interior painted ceilings were beautiful.

Don't miss this when visiting Cognac
Written 22 October 2017
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Thank you so much for your kind sharing, we hope that you will come back soon to Cognac.
Written 27 September 2018
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geezergal55
hobe sound florida131 contributions
Couples
Skip the big houses that charge for you to taste their wares-why? When you will buy some anyway? Why not discount your entry fee from your purchases? This is how we feel so we enjoyed to visit this beautiful old house for free, sample their products & take some home to enjoy. Beautiful building, welcoming person speaking perfect English. Go & enjoy this place! Best deal in Cognac!
Written 23 September 2017
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Thank you so much for this wonderful compliment. We hope to see you soon in Cognac.
Written 27 September 2018
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achmelvic
Glasgow, UK132 contributions
Family
We had lunch across the street, so visited this shop. It is the front of house for their 250+ yrs family Cognac business. We were hosted by Claire... the current Master Blende's daughter. She was an excellent representation of the Brand Prunier. So much so I bought 2 bottles. I think this place would be much more authentic than the other surrounding big Cognac names! Go and see for yourself! 🙂
Written 29 August 2017
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Thank you so much for this sharing. Claire was actually the 11th same generation to work in Cognac Prunier. We hope to see you soon in Cognac.
Written 27 September 2018
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