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Au Cœur du Château - VSOP et XO provided by Château Royal de Cognac

Au Cœur du Château - VSOP et XO

Au Cœur du Château - VSOP et XO
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A private guided visit of the Chateau Royal de Cognac
Duration:
1h 15m
Group size:
49
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Cognac is a medieval city in Western France, famous for its top-quality brandy, which is consumed throughout the world. During this exclusive tour of the Chateau Royal de Cognac, discover the 10th-century castle that became one of the world’s first cognac houses. Learn about the fascinating history of Baron Otard, who purchased the castle in the 18th century and top off the day with a cognac tasting.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Learn about French history and Baron Otard
  • Explore famous sections, such as the State Room, in the millennium-old castle
  • End the day with a taste of two popular cognac varieties
What to expect
During this private guided tour of the Chateau Royal de Cognac, learn the early history of one of the world’s first cognac houses, begun by Baron Otard in the 18th century. Also explore centuries of turbulent and fascinating French history with a firsthand peek at the millennium-old castle. Discover hidden chambers, such as the State Room, where King Francis I’s guests once congregated, in an overview of France’s history from the 13th to 19th centuries. Learn how the castle was once used as a prison and explore the wall carvings of revolutionary inmates with a private guide providing valuable context. Uncover the origins of Baron Otard Cognac, which was founded more than 200 years ago. Visit the famous cellars where the potent eaux-de-vie are still aged and bottled, and top off your tour with an exclusive tasting of two popular cognac varieties, Baron Otard VSOP and XO Gold.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about French history and Baron Otard
  • Explore famous sections, such as the State Room, in the millennium-old castle
  • End the day with a taste of two popular cognac varieties
What to expect
During this private guided tour of the Chateau Royal de Cognac, learn the early history of one of the world’s first cognac houses, begun by Baron Otard in the 18th century. Also explore centuries of turbulent and fascinating French history with a firsthand peek at the millennium-old castle. Discover hidden chambers, such as the State Room, where King Francis I’s guests once congregated, in an overview of France’s history from the 13th to 19th centuries. Learn how the castle was once used as a prison and explore the wall carvings of revolutionary inmates with a private guide providing valuable context. Uncover the origins of Baron Otard Cognac, which was founded more than 200 years ago. Visit the famous cellars where the potent eaux-de-vie are still aged and bottled, and top off your tour with an exclusive tasting of two popular cognac varieties, Baron Otard VSOP and XO Gold.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Tasting VSOP & XO BARON OTARD cognacs.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Château Royal de Cognac
Exclusions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Shop items
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • 127 Bd Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France Chateau Royal de Cognac, next to the river Charente
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tasting VSOP & XO BARON OTARD cognacs.
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Château Royal de Cognac
Exclusions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Shop items
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 127 Bd Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France Chateau Royal de Cognac, next to the river Charente
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    127 Bd Denfert Rochereau
    127 Bd Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France
    Chateau Royal de Cognac, next to the river Charente
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    Chateau Royal de Cognac
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    In this 1.15-hour tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Royal Château de Cognac, a historic monument and Maison de Cognac. With your guide, you will learn about the history of France and to become familiar with the elaboration of the cognac Baron Otard through the discovery of the authentic cellars inside the Château. Finally, at the end of the visit, you will enjoy a tasting including two cognac: VSOP and the prestigious XO Gold
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Annette
2 contributions
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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Leeagh
Dublin, Ireland303 contributions
Had an English tour here this afternoon. It would have been very good if we hadn't done the Hennessy tour in the morning, as alot of it was quite repetitive. There were no English tours in the morning when we went to book. The novelty for us was the fact that it was a castle so we enjoyed the history attached to the chateau. The tasting at the end wasn't as special either as it was kind of a free for all, take your measures and go taste. And unfortunately for my children they ran out of the fruit juice and gave them glasses of mint syrup- which they were not impressed by- drinking mouth wash!! Needless to say they left it behind them! The tour guide was very nice and pleasant and her English was excellent. She was very nice to the children.
Written 12 August 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit and you comment. We are glad you enjoyed your Experience at Le Château, but we are sorry about your children drinks, we'll make sure this won't happen again. We hope they have enjoyed their overall experience !
Written 21 August 2019
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Ewan C
Edinburgh, UK508 contributions
This was a truly exquisite tour of a magnificent chateau. The building and its history are wonderful and the guide was witty and entertaining. I have been on a number of vineyard or distillery tours but this was amongst the best...
Written 18 August 2018
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Thank you very much for your visit and your nice comment ! We are glad you enjoyed your whole experience at the Château :)
Written 20 August 2018
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fasthawk1
Narva, Estonia13 contributions
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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Clare S
22 contributions
Hubbie and I chose 2 tour packages - the same tour but with different cognacs to taste at the end of the tour. We were guided through the Chateau and its Cognac history and very informative it was too. Our tour was led by Erwan who's English was very good and he brought good humour teamed with knowledge and patience as he steered our group around the Chateau and cellars. The final tasting area and shop were of a good quality too - even with the disposable breathalyser there too! Thanks Erwan for a fun informative delicious tour!
Written 28 October 2019
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Thank you for your visit and for your nice review ! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, and we will definitely let Erwan know about it :)
Written 30 October 2019
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1greenwood
Oakville, Canada417 contributions
Cudos to our tour leader. She was fantastic and so knowledgeable she could answer all questions.

Great tour and so I informative. Highly recommend..
Written 27 October 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review ! We are glad you enjoyed your Experience at Le Château.
Written 30 October 2019
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cinike16
New York City, NY87 contributions
This was a last minute choice as we were going from the Bordeaux area up to Tours. We wanted to find a fun, interesting tour to take in Cognac. This was a great historical tour and definitely worth the visit. I didn't even realize that it was owned by Cognac company until we started the tour. The name of the brand is Otard, we've never heard of it, but it was very good, we had a tasting at the end.
Written 17 October 2019
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Thank you for your visit and for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the tour and hope Baron Otard Cognacs was a beautiful discovery for you :)
Written 30 October 2019
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tigs-and-co
london13 contributions
This was a lovely tour with a great and informative guide who spoke perfect English. It was very interesting to hear about its long history and the visit ended with a tasting of the various cognacs. The gift shop had a good range of things to buy. Well worth a visit.
Written 14 October 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you enjoyed your Experience at Le Château :)
Written 30 October 2019
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tedhands
Grantham, UK37 contributions
Having done the other big cognac house visitor tours a number of times with visitors they were becoming a little jaded, someone suggested Otard. Why haven't I done this one before. Our guide for the last tour on a Friday afternoon was a fount of knowledge that went beyond what the other houses give, not least the colourful history of Chateau Royal de Cognac. I have only ever walked past it before living as it were in the area. My eyes have been opened and I will recommend it in the future. Oh, and the cognac is also rather good.
Written 21 September 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review ! We are glad you liked the visit, as well as our Cognacs ! We would be glad to welcome you back :)
Written 23 September 2019
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Newburyboy
Cold Ash, UK257 contributions
The Otard Cognac tour had been recommended by several reputable journalists. We found the whole experience was very good indeed and I can only agree with the many other positive comments. It was an informative and yet relaxed tour without any of the airport type security and access restrictions of some other tours in Cognac. I can thoroughly recommend this tour. And no, we had never heard of Otard cognac either, but after the tasting we will certainly be buying some when we get home.
Written 15 September 2019
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Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to leave us a comment ! We are glad you enjoyed your Experience at Le Château, and hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back.
Written 16 September 2019
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By: Château Royal de Cognac
marilyn36NorthYorks
marilyn36NorthYorks
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Excellent tour
We loved this tour it was excellent from start to finish and our guide Angeline was charming and so informative. Sh
amberskeet
amberskeet
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Good value
Very nice and informative tour, tasters were nice, especially the cocktail. Ultimately really good value for money,
MikeyG53
MikeyG53
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Home of Cognac holds surprises
We were visiting our twin Rotary Club based in the French commune of Melle, in south west France, to help their Mem
Reed73
Reed73
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The Baron Otard - Cognac
From booking to driving away from Cognac, the whole experience was simple and very enjoyable. First time booking th
Ants52
Ants52
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Great Experience
Just did a tour and tasting with my guide, Catherine. Catherine spoke extremely good English and was very easy to u
Passenger622639
Passenger622639
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Katherine the Great
We had a Château and blind tasting tour. Our tour guide Katherine, was absolutely great and she spoke English very
ahardybrit
ahardybrit
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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
denbob1987
denbob1987
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Great experience with actual English speaking guide
We booked the tour with English guide and got a great English speaking guide. The tour was very interesting and giv
Pavel K
Pavel K
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The mix of history, style, and of course cognac!
The tour was very interesting. There is so much history in this place. We had three tours that day at different dis
4historyandculture
4historyandculture
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Historic experience
We had a great tour guide and a very interesting tour of this historical medieval chateau of 300 hundred years. Wal
vivelafrance1962
vivelafrance1962
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Put this on your 'to do' list when in Cognac
I took the 1-hour, 12 euro tour (the tour length is the same for everyone, the price varies only according to the q
ervall
ervall
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A tour of the remarkable old chateau as much as that of a cognac producer
We took a relatively brief tour - about two hours I think - and thoroughly enjoyed it. The building was fascinating
easterntreker
easterntreker
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Great Tour
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
fasthawk1
fasthawk1
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Place to taste range of Otard Cognacs
The Royal Chateau is located near the river ,not far from Henessy Headquartes.There you can taste a range of Otard
John B
John B
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Lovely place to visit
Beautiful buildings. Unfortunately we were too late for the tour and they had a function they were setting up for,
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