Discover the history of our hotel
In the beginning, in 1870
The Hôtel François Premier was created in 1870. The building first belonged to the CAGON family, and was bought in 2001 by an industrialist from Charente Maritime, Jean BIAIS. Several directors have succeeded at the head of the hotel including Alain THEPAULT until 2003, then Fabienne FERRARD until 2005.
In 2012, after 7 years of sleep, a couple of hoteliers, Marc and Isabelle PERON, embarked on a complete renovation of the structure.
The Hôtel François Premier then entered the 21st century on one level. Renovated to a 4-star standard, the hotel has 30 rooms including 4 suites, a renowned bar, Louise, a small, but no less pleasant, indoor heated swimming pool, a hammam, a massage room and a gym. Access to the car park and to the garden allows you to admire the impressive frames.
In 2021, Joackim NOBLOT and Amaury LEGRAND, partners in the hotel management company François Premier Hospitality, include this Cognac institution in their portfolio.
The hotel has welcomed many personalities throughout its history. The most famous is undoubtedly Charles de Gaulle, who remained 2 weeks in October 1914, after having been wounded in combat. At that time, the building was still called the Hôtel de Londres.
Located in the heart of the city of Cognac, the hotel's privileged location allows you to enjoy the economic, cultural and gastronomic life, all on foot.
So welcome to the Hôtel François Premier Cognac, you have come to the right place!