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livingincognac - La Corderie Royale

The Corderie Royale belongs to french naval history. Built in the XVII century, this industrial  and historical building had known moments of glory during 150 years, and was a part of  the greatest military arsenal of France. Then, burnt at the end of the second world war, it was nearly destroyed.  The renaissance is due to passionnate men 30 years after.

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livingincognac 2017 truffe truffle

Did you remember our visit to the truffle market just before Xmas in the nice market of Villebois ? I  recently have opportunity to spend an afternoon with Chantal and her nice fellows for a “hunting party”. It has been my great privilege to be there with Chantal, Flo and Masca, as truffle world do like discretion and secret. Truffles fields grow in hidden or well protected places. The tuber melanosporum, latin name of this small mushroom, star of festive tables appreciate mystery above all.

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livingincognac viewpoint indicator

 

Cognac is known and appreciated all around the world. More than 95 %  of this luxury product is exported in around 160 countries. As a paradox, a lot of “cognac lovers” get trouble to identify  on a map where it’s coming from…. And if they visit France and cognac region, they are amazed that it could be thus, the name of a city ! Let’s discover the cognac land…

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