PAINTED ROADSIDE ADVERTISEMENTS - Index of Brands

Liquors: Les Cognacs

Abel Lepitre
Auvergne gentiane
Bandeira Port
Bartissol
Bénédictine
Berger
Cognac Bisquit
Bonal
Bourin
Brouette
Byrrh
Caballero
Calisay
Campari
Camus

Canard-Duchêne
Carrousel
Chartreuse
Cinzano
Clacquesin
Clairette de Die
Cointreau
Côte de Buxy
Courvoisier
Cutty Sark
Dubonnet
Espina dorada
Fernet Branca
Gaston de la Grange
Anisette Gras
Hennessy
Izarra
Kornbrand
Lilet
M. Maillart
Mailly
Mandarin
Mansard-Baillet
Martell
Martini
Cordial Médoc
Mercier
Michaud
Monéger
Négrita Rhum
Noilly Prat

Old Oxford
Oro de Oaxaca
Rioja Palacio
Péjouan
Pernod
Picon
Pikina
Pradel wine
Préfontaines
Vins Rouvière
Rum St Esprit
St-Raphaël
Suze
Vabé
Vat 69
Vieille Cure

Abbeville (France); V.1999;
pict. A. Guët

COGNAC MARTELL
You can take it with you

Martell is extremely talkative on this wall. Moreover they address us in English!

The target of this mural is the English tourist on the way back to his king­dom. Before the construction of the highway, all traffic to the Channel-ferries crossed Abbeville.

 
Verdun region (France); XI.1992

COGNAC MARTELL

St Aubin du Cornier (France); XI.1999;
pict. A. Guët

Cognac - MARTELL - 1715

The shield contains a bird, but as the proportions vary substantially, it could be everything between a sparrow and a dove. Its modern emanation which nowadays is put on every bottle reminds me of the Simca swallow.

CLASS magazine (Issue of 30.VIII.2011: you'll leave this site; latest check XI.2015) says that the logo is inspired by the Swift, a swallow-like bird called Martinet in French. It was presumably considered the French word nearest to Martell which could be shown as a symbol.

Between St Malo and Dinan (France),
IV.1998; pict. A. Guët

Unusual appearance because the white border-lines are missing. Most Martell walls come with preferably three white lines.

Between St Malo and Dinan (France),
VII.2005; pict. A. Guët

The same wall seven years later.
A new wash-basin was installed.

 
Col du Somport (France); XI.1997

COGNAC MARTELL
Below the cognac is a second layer with another brand. The bottle reveals that it is the fancy Dubonnet.

Montreuil s mer (France), V.2005;
pict. A. Guët

Dieppe (Normandy, France); 03.XI.2015;
pict. A. Birtwistle

Cognac - MARTELL

Langres (France); VII.1999;
pict. C. Fiquet

 
Vivonne (France); VII.1998

Gaston de la Grange - cognac

 
Vivonne (France); VII.1998

Les Ormes (France); V.1998

CAMUS
la grande marque

Attin, Le Touquet (France); V.1999;
pict. A. Guët

 
 
COGNAC HENNESSY

The company has been founded by Richard Hennessy in 1765.

He was an Irish military man who had left his country eight years earlier. The logo must refer to this military past.

 
 

Cherbourg (France); V.2000;
pict. A. Guët

COURVOISIER COGNAC
The Brandy of Napoleon

When in 1811 Napoleon visited the distillery, the company created a special Cognac de Napoléon. The translation was made when an English company bought Courvoisier in the first years of the 20th century.

Esternay (Marne, France); X.2000;
pict. M. Chartier

COGNAC BISQUIT

Coursan (France); V.2005;
pict. Ph. Rigault

COGNAC BISQUIT

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