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The art of entertaining

The storied Hennessy estate has hosted many VIP guests, entertaining them with the French art de vivre for which the Maison is known.

The art of entertaining

The art of entertaining is a family tradition at Maison Hennessy, as anyone who has attended an intimate dinner at the Château de Bagnolet can attest. Built on the banks of the Charente River in Cognac, in 1810, and surrounded by seven acres of grounds, the former Hennessy family estate and its sumptuous decor inspired by travel, symbolize the art de vivre for which the Maison is renowned, immersing guests in a multi-sensory journey through its heritage and savoir-faire. Internationally inspired menus featuring local products from neighboring terroirs take pride of place at receptions for VIP friends of the House from all over the world.

Art of hospitality


Hennessy Paradis is defined by its graceful character and immediately delights with its rich copper colour. It is a perfectly balanced blend, both voluptuous and round, and combines smoothness and strength with a silky texture. Naturally, it has a flavourful and deep, persistent finish.

Hennessy Paradis was created by Maurice Fillioux in 1979 as a tribute to symphonic music. He compared the blend to ‘a symphonic orchestra’, as “classical music that takes you away and connects with your emotions.” The number of instruments in an orchestra is not necessarily a measure of its success, but rather the purity of sound it creates and the virtuosity of the conductor. The same is true for Hennessy Paradis, a union of exceptional eaux-de-vie selected for their individual qualities to work together to create a harmonious and graceful cognac.