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A Winter Garden at Chateau Bagnolet

The Winter Garden of the Château de Bagnolet has always been a symbol of the Hennessy family’s globetrotting spirit.

A Winter Garden at Chateau Bagnolet
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Built in 1876 to mark the baptism of Richard Hennessy, the enchanting Winter Garden at the Château de Bagnolet, the historic Hennessy family estate in Cognac, in 2018 received an extensive two-year refurbishment.

Metalworkers, stonemasons, landscape artists, and a network of master artisans and artists helped to restore the metal and glass structure to its former glory. In so doing, they safeguarded the transmission of traditional savoir-faire while injecting the site with a fresh aesthetic, making it a unique space for entertaining special guests all year round.

Reflected in the mirrored walls, “Green Waves”, a hand-laid mosaic marble floor designed by the artist Mathilde Jonquière, pays tribute to the surrounding landscape and the nearby Charente Rivier that carried the Maison’s precious barrels to maritime trading posts. The work’s swirling formations are composed of 250,000 tiny green tiles in gradated shades and alternating matte and polished surfaces.

Bordering the light-filled space, a selection of over 200 rare species of Mediterranean plant from across the five continents, curated by the landscape gardener Claire Munier, brings a note of lush exoticism to the scene, paying tribute to the Maison’s spirit of conquest and its visitors from all over the world.

Hennessy’s Winter Garden

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Hennessy’s Winter Garden
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Hennessy’s Winter Garden

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Hennessy’s Winter Garden
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Hennessy’s Winter Garden

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Hennessy’s Winter Garden
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Hennessy’s Winter Garden

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Hennessy’s Winter Garden
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Hennessy’s Winter Garden

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Hennessy’s Winter Garden
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Hennessy’s Winter Garden

RICHARD HENNESSY

Richard Hennessy

The Richard Hennessy cognac is the embodiment of 250 years of the history, knowledge and expertise of the Maison Hennessy, with a unique blend of exceptional and rare eaux-de-vie.