La Nauve Hotel et Jardin opens in Cognac, France

The Almae Collection debuted La Nauve Hotel et Jardin in Cognac, France, in July. A former distillery on the banks of the Charente River, the 12-suite boutique hotel marks the brand’s third property.

Guests can sample up to 70 hand-selected bottles of Cognac at the property.

The belle epoque mansion was restored over four years, retaining its facade and grand staircase, while gaining modern features, such as contemporary chandeliers made for the property in Murano, Venice.

Other amenities include the Paradis, a hidden brandy cellar; a 12-acre garden with a century-old sequoia tree, a small canal, fruit trees, a vegetable garden and rosebushes; access to a private boat and canoes on the river; an outdoor swimming pool; and e-bikes for off-property exploration.

Eateries include the Brasserie des Flâneurs, helmed by chef Anthony Carballo.

Dining options include Notes and Brasserie des Flaneurs for fine dining highlighting local ingredients.

Guests can sample up to 70 hand-selected bottles of cognac, try a custom cognac cocktail or visit the old Chateau de Cognac.

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