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Prestige Visit of Chateau Royal de Cognac with Tasting in Cognac

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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.
Highlights
  • A private guided visit of the Chateau Royal de Cognac
  • 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
Departure Point
Central place in Cognac
Duration
1h 15m
Inclusions
  • 2 Cognac tastings: Baron Otard VSOP and XO Gold
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal de Cognac
Exclusions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Shop items
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cinike16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tedhands
johannez232, Responsable relations clients at Chateau Royal de Cognac, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 :)

Reviewed 15 September 2019

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...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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johannez232, Responsable relations clients at Chateau Royal de Cognac, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

Our guide was fantastic and not only took us through the process of making and ageing but also the entire history of the Chateau. We had no idea Francois I was born and baptized there and she explained why the chateau was sold as well...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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johannez232, Responsable relations clients at Chateau Royal de Cognac, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2019

Thank you very much for your visit and your nice comment, we are glad you enjoyed your experience at Le Château :)

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