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L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI

A BESPOKE TRIBUTE TO ITS MYTHICAL JOURNEYS THROUGH THE AGES

L'Odyssée d'Un Roi - LOUIS XIII Cognac

L'Odyssée d'Un Roi three decanters LOUIS XIII Cognac

L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI


L’ODYSSÉE D’UN ROI is a bespoke tribute to the LOUIS XIII mythical journeys through the ages, in a collective act of creation uniting LOUIS XIII with three prestigious French luxury houses: HERMÈS, SAINT-LOUIS and PUIFORCAT.
More than 50 individual artisans have devoted over 1,000 hours per piece to produce the three bespoke masterpieces of L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI. Each is unique and will be presented at exclusive events in culture capitals on different continents as part of a yearlong travelling exhibition.

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L'Odyssée d'Un Roi Crystal Stopper LOUIS XIII Cognac
L'Odyssées d'Un Roi LOUIS XIII Trunk LOUIS XIII Cognac

THE FILM FOUNDATION


With the support of Sotheby’s, each work of art created for L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting THE FILM FOUNDATION, a non- profit organization founded by Martin Scorsese and several other leading filmmakers to preserve and restore classic films, ensuring their survival for future generations.

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Martin Scorsese The Film Foundation Ludovic du Plessis LOUIS XIII Cognac
Martin Scorsese The Film Foundation Ludovic du Plessis LOUIS XIII Cognac
HERMES LOUIS XIII Cognac Tools

HERMÈS


The bespoke trunk created for L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI was hand-stitched by HERMÈS using the finest leathers. Modelled on a classic steamer trunk, it evokes a bygone era of luxury travel. The design of the interior was created for a very precise function, which is to luxuriously house a unique magnum decanter of LOUIS XIII.

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PUIFORCAT LOUIS XIII Cognac Tools

PUIFORCAT


The white gold pipette of L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI was forged by hand by the Art Deco silversmith PUIFORCAT for the ritual of service, using a centuries-old method. The craftsmen shaped, planished, stamped and engraved each of the three pipettes.

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PUIFORCAT LOUIS XIII Cognac Tools
SAINT-LOUIS LOUIS XIII Cognac Tools

SAINT-LOUIS


The special L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI crystal decanter and its elegant matching serving glasses were mouth-blown, cut and engraved entirely by hand at the royal cristallerie SAINT-LOUIS. The ancient, painstaking technique of copper-wheel engraving has given these crystal works their regal profile.

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MOVIE SAINT-LOUIS LOUIS XIII Cognac
SAINT-LOUIS LOUIS XIII Cognac Engraving
LOUIS XIII Cognac

LOUIS XIII


"The unique collaboration between LOUIS XIII, HERMÈS, PUIFORCAT and SAINT-LOUIS had to be represented by an exceptional blend, an assemblage of eaux-de-vie from Grande champagne that are as rare as they are precious.", says Baptiste Loiseau of the very special blend he crafted together with former Cellar Master Pierrette Trichet for L'ODYSSÉE D'UN ROI.

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L'Odyssée d'Un Roi LOUIS XIII Cognac

TRACING THE LEGEND


Since its earliest days, demand for LOUIS XIII spanned the globe. But international commerce in the 19th and early 20th centuries moved at a slower pace. Some of the original shipping documents have been meticulously preserved to testify to some of the earliest interest in LOUIS XIII from a wide and diverse network of connoisseurs.

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Tracing The Legend LOUIS XIII Cognac Tracing The Legend LOUIS XIII Cognac
The voyage begins LOUIS XIII Cognac

THE VOYAGE BEGINS


This is a story of adventure and discovery that begins on a 16th-century battlefield in rural France but will touch every corner of the globe. Some of the characters are legends, others lost to history. Kings and diplomats, entrepreneurs and eccentrics — a diverse group that shares only the most discriminating of tastes.

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1569
1874
1900
1929
1935
1938
1944
1984

1569 Jarnac LOUIS XIII Cognac
1569
The battle of Jarnac
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1874 birth of LOUIS XIII Cognac
1874
The birth of LOUIS XIII
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1900 Paris World Fair LOUIS XIII Cognac
1900
Paris World Fair
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1929 Orient Express LOUIS XIII Cognac
1929
Aboard the Orient Express
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1935 The Normandie LOUIS XIII Cognac
1935
Aboard the S.S Normandie
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1938 George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Versailles LOUIS XIII Cognac
1938
The Royal Visit of King of England George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Versailles
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1944: Liberation LOUIS XIII Cognac
1944
Liberation
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1984 The Concorde LOUIS XIII Cognac
1984
Aboard the Concorde
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