Hotel Chais Monnet

Having only opened in 2018, this fairly new hotel has claimed the top spot as the region’s first five star property. Fantastic service and an indulgent ethos combine, providing an experience wrapped in heritage you’re not likely to forget.

Stay at Chais Monnet

A town as chronicled as Cognac demands to be enjoyed from the best. With lodgings as poised as Chais Monnet’s, you know you’re in good hands. Wake to calming hues of white and cream, laced with wooden subtleties. Discover a breakfast buffet rich in flavour, as local cheeses, cold cuts and croissants each entice in their own way.The tranquility of the pool is perfect for an afternoon swim. The jacuzzi, too, beckons - much deserved after a morning bike ride. Return to the delights of La Distillerie restaurant once evening falls, for in this lively hub serendipity begins. Vibrant culinary offerings adorn this former cognac warehouse. Beneath the vaulted ceiling of Le 1836, live performances and cognac-inspired cocktails mesmerise next.


Situated in the heart of quaint Cognac, Chais Monnet has an abundance of history to explore. La Rochelle - Île de Ré Airport is the closest base to fly into, with airport shuttle services readily available. Meanwhile, Bordeaux is only a short drive away.


Spread between four different buildings, the estate’s 92 rooms, 13 apartments and suites feature neutral colour palettes alongside original wooden beams. All stays are spacious, boasting luxuriously light furniture and plenty of rustic charm.

Who is it for

The vibe is country chic, with a palpable ambiance that pairs excellently with romance. Thus, honeymooners will revel in this ardency. However families, too, can appreciate and enjoy the large abodes and pool facilities on offer.

Facilities & activities

Amenities include a large swimming pool (gloriously open-air during the summer), heated jacuzzi, sauna and spa. Riverside cycle tours and tastings at the world-renowned Cognac houses are easily arrangeable. Finally, atmospheric dining and wining take centre stage at La Distillerie restaurant and the highly intimate Le 1838 jazz bar.

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