Château Royal de Cognac

Château Royal de Cognac: Hours, Address, Château Royal de Cognac Reviews: 4.5/5

Château Royal de Cognac
4.5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The Royal Château of Cognac overlooking the Charente river was initially a 10th-century fortress designed to stop Norman invasions, and then in the 15th century became a stately home which was the birthplace of one of France’s most illustrious kings, Francis I. Baron Otard, who had founded its Cognac House in 1795, quickly understands that the thick walls provide exceptional aging conditions for his eaux-de-vie. He purchases the Château, saving it from total destruction The Royal Château of Cognac, which became a historic monument, is now a witness to French history and a Cognac House. We are offering a variety of tours combining two aspects of history: the history of France and the history of Baron Otard cognac up to the present day. Welcome to the Royal Château of Cognac!
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Annette
1 contribution
Beautiful château
Beautiful château well organised tour easy to book. There free parking just opposite the château. There are lots of steps and some uneven surfaces so not suitable for people with poor mobility.
One of our party only did half the tour due to his poor mobility but he was able to sit in the court yard and enjoy the rest then joined us for the tasting.
Written 21 August 2021
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Thank you for your visit and your nice review. We are sorry that one of your party couldn't make it to the end of the tour, there are a lot of steps indeed. We are glad he enjoyed the tasting with you though!
Written 22 August 2021
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ahardybrit
Champdeniers-Saint-Denis, France250 contributions
Excellent tour, informative and fascinating history
A really good tour with Angeline, her first in English and much better explained regarding the cognac process than the Hennessy tour we did a few years ago. The château history and architecture extremely interesting.
Written 11 July 2021
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Thank you so much for your visit and your nice comment, we are glad you enjoyed your visit :)
Written 19 July 2021
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denbob1987
Deinze, Belgium4 contributions
Great experience with actual English speaking guide
Sep 2020 • Couples
We booked the tour with English guide and got a great English speaking guide. The tour was very interesting and giving great insights in the making of cognac, both the drink and the history of the city.
Written 4 September 2020
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Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review ! We're glad you enjoyed the visit :)
Written 10 September 2020
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Pavel K
Redmond, WA349 contributions
The mix of history, style, and of course cognac!
Aug 2019
The tour was very interesting. There is so much history in this place. We had three tours that day at different distilleries, but I remember this one most for their history and of course tasting. I also purchased my own bottle of cognac - it has my name on it and registered as such in their books. And if you can allow your self - do try their "Fortis Et Fidelis" cognac that includes Otard from 1820.
Written 18 March 2020
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Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave us a comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and your "Heritage Royal" bottle :)
Written 6 April 2020
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4historyandculture
Charlotte, NC1,394 contributions
Historic experience
Jun 2019
We had a great tour guide and a very interesting tour of this historical medieval chateau of 300 hundred years. Walking through the galleries of cognac barrels and the aging process...from the spider webs, to protect the barrels from bugs, etc, and during the wars some sections of the chateau served as a holdout for prisoners we could read their writings on the walks.
The tasting was at a separate building. We could taste as much as we liked but it was very strong stuff for refined taste. The prices were exuberant.
Written 9 February 2020
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Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave us a comment. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back !
Written 6 April 2020
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LostinFrance
Libourne, France143 contributions
Put this on your 'to do' list when in Cognac
Nov 2019
I took the 1-hour, 12 euro tour (the tour length is the same for everyone, the price varies only according to the quality of cognacs tasted at the end in the tasting room). I received a very warm welcome from the lovely Cecile, who speaks perfect English and was a very professional and informative guide when showing us through the chateau and the various cognac storage facilities. It's easy to find the entrance, right by the little roundabout before the bridge, loads of parking and close to other cognac houses, the river and the old town of Charente. I really recommend this tour to locals and tourists alike and they run all year round.
Written 2 December 2019
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Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave a comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your Experience at Le Château, and will let Cecile know about it :)
Written 6 December 2019
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ervall
Cognac, France56 contributions
A tour of the remarkable old chateau as much as that of a cognac producer
Apr 2019
We took a relatively brief tour - about two hours I think - and thoroughly enjoyed it. The building was fascinating and historically important and we enjoyed learning about it's history and part in the development of the cognac trade.
Written 28 November 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to leave a comment, we're glad you enjoyed the tour !
Written 6 December 2019
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easterntreker
Halifax, Canada3,482 contributions
Great Tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
We were fortunate to make it here in time for the Tour. We parked in town and it is a short and pleasant walk along the river through the ancient town. The tour took us through the history of the Chateau and gave us the information about the development of Cognac . The tasting was fabulous .
Written 27 November 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit & for leaving a comment ! We're glad you enjoyed your Experience at Le Château :)
Written 28 November 2019
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fasthawk1
Narva, Estonia13 contributions
Place to taste range of Otard Cognacs
Oct 2019
You can taste a range of Otard Cognacs for some fee . Shop is open all day. You can also visit Chateau - better to book visit time before.
Written 21 November 2019
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Thank you for your visit & your comment ! You're right, it's even better to book online to avoid any disappointment !
Written 28 November 2019
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fasthawk1
Narva, Estonia13 contributions
Place to taste range of Otard Cognacs
Oct 2019
The Royal Chateau is located near the river ,not far from Henessy Headquartes.There you can taste a range of Otard Cognacs for some fee and visit chateau.For the visit is better to book online.
Written 21 November 2019
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Thank you for your visit & for taking the time to leave a comment ! We are glad you enjoyed the tour, and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back !
Written 28 November 2019
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Château Royal de Cognac is open:
  • Mon - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
  • Mon - Sat 14:00 - 18:00
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