Le Château Royal de Cognac

Le Château Royal de Cognac

Le 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
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The 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 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 Château of Cognac!
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EC13091
Ellicott City, MD1,248 contributions
This was a great tour for the money. First we began with a tour of the Chateau and then we learned about Cognac production. Second, we did a blind taste test of two Cognacs. We sampled various foods while blindfolded and guessed what they were and how they enhanced the Cognac. A lot of fun.
Written 16 October 2023
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We're delighted you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again at the Château :)
Written 17 October 2023
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Rob S
Gold Coast, Australia1,077 contributions
Very nice to do a tour of the Cognac makers of France.
Loads of history and our guide really knew his stuff.
Included tastings.
No real examination of the bottling process - just a poster on a wall.
One thing you must do when in Cognac.
Written 5 September 2023
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Thank you for your feedback ! Indeed, the bottling process is not part of our tour ..
Written 6 September 2023
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Adam T
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Very informative tour. The guide did a very good job considering the large number in the group 40+ being my only criticism.
Written 4 August 2023
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We're delighted you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to seeing you again at the Château :)
Written 8 August 2023
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Dawn K
5 contributions
Excellent tour around the château with a nice mix of history of the building and facts on making cognac. Excellent knowledgeable guide with very good English.
Written 28 June 2023
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We are delighted that you enjoyed this tour and we look forward to seeing you at the Château!
Written 29 June 2023
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Alanbarth
54 contributions
Our English speaking tour guide was friendly and interested in our understanding the process of cognac making. Of interest was the castle and the story of its owner while walking room to room in which the history was being made as well as the cognac
Written 3 June 2023
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again at Chateau de Cognac.
Written 5 June 2023
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DeeDee1
Paphos, Cyprus11 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Amazing and informative tour by Marion our professional tour guide, whose English was excellent. The Castle is atmospheric and the history fascinating, along with facts about the present day production of Cognac. Not to mention the tasting! Delicious! We enjoyed immensely.
Written 24 May 2023
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We are delighted that you enjoyed this tour and we look forward to seeing you at the Château!
Written 25 May 2023
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Sheila G
4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
The whole experience from the tour to the history, the tastings, and our guide, Aude, was awesome, super!
The introduction to the making of cognac, the story of Francois I, the difference in the barrels and ratings of the cognac, and finally bottling our very own cognac was a delightful day!
Written 21 April 2023
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We are delighted that you enjoyed this experience, we look forward to seeing you again at the Chateau !
Written 24 April 2023
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Extraordinary306812
11 contributions
Well structured tour with history of chateau followed by explanation of the making of cognac. English speaking guide vocabulary was limited
Written 9 April 2023
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Thank you for your feedback, we will pass on this information as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you again at Château de Cognac.
Written 11 April 2023
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David Q
Rodenbach, Germany25 contributions
Fantastic experience. English speaking, very informative guide walking through stages of cognac production and the many rooms of the Chateau. Tasting portion was well done as well. Thank you so much!
Written 4 April 2023
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We are delighted that you enjoyed the visit, we look forward to seeing you again!
Written 6 April 2023
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Andrej M
Beaumaris, Australia11 contributions
The best tour we have had while in France. Informative, interesting and full of history.

The tour guide spent the time answering all questions, even though it made her over time on our tour.

The explanation into the way Cognac is made, more importantly savoured and appreciated while consuming, made for a educational couple of hours.

Well worth the money and the time.
Written 20 February 2023
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again at Château de Cognac.
Written 20 February 2023
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