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Au Coeur du Château - VSOP Baron Otard & VSOP D'Ussé provided by Château Royal de Cognac

Au Coeur du Château - VSOP Baron Otard & VSOP D'Ussé

Au Coeur du Château - VSOP Baron Otard & VSOP D'Ussé
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Duration:
1h 15m
Group size:
49
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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  • 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
What to expect
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.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 Cognac tastings
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Château Royal de Cognac
Exclusions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Shop items
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 15m
Departure details
  • Royal Castle of Cognac, 127 Bd Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France
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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Inclusions
  • 2 Cognac tastings
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Château Royal de Cognac
Exclusions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Shop items
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Royal Castle of Cognac, 127 Bd Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France
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
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Royal Castle of Cognac
    127 Bd Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France
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  • 1
    Chateau Royal de Cognac
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    Meet your guide and start your tour of the Château Royal de Cognac. The visit is divided in two high points: the first one involves the history of France, and the second one the elaboration of the Baron Otard cognac. 
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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MikeyG53
Emersons Green, UK3,143 contributions
We were visiting our twin Rotary Club based in the French commune of Melle, in south west France, to help their Members celebrate their 50th anniversary of being chartered as a Rotary Club. This was the third and final day of our long weekend stay.

My Partner and myself had visited Cognac as part of our last trip to France in July and August 2019 but we didn’t have time to visit the Chateau; so for us, in particular this visit was very welcome.

It was a cool and then wet morning as we travelled, arrived, parked-up and walked to the Chateau. We were split into two groups: one group of ten visitors led by an English speaking guide, and a second group of about fifteen led by a French speaking guide.

We were taken first to see the cellars where the ‘eau de vie’ (the raw spirit) is aged in oak barrels. Some of the Cognac here is very old and special secure rooms are set aside for the oldest and finest Cognac.

Then we toured the ground floor learning about the history of the building itself and how it survived the ravages of time, wars and in particular the French Revolution. Particularly grand was the La Salle des Gardes and La Salle des États combined into a huge single room: a truly wonderful space. The brick vaulted ceiling, designed by Leonardo da Vinci, was just stunning. Also of interest was the graffiti carved into the stone walls by former prisoners of war, some bearing English names.

We then ascended into the tasting room and were provided with small measures of VSOP and XO Cognac. Later I purchased a bottle of the Otard VSOP (which was smoother and less peppery that the XO) from the shop in the chateau entrance lobby.

The Baron Otard Cognac business was founded at the Chateau de Cognac in 1795, and was eventually sold to Martini & Rossi (Italian) and is now owned by the Bacardi Group (Cuban but HQ is in the USA).

An interesting development is a new Cognac sold mostly in the US but made and matured from grapes grown in Cognac in which to be called a ‘Cognac’. This is sold under the “D’Ussé” brand, but we didn’t buy any as it is apparently very spicy.
Written 6 June 2022
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Thank you for your visit and the nice review. We are glad you had enough time to visit us this time, and you enjoyed the whole experience, from the visit to the tasting. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back!
Written 13 June 2022
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Reed73
Sheffield, UK39 contributions
From booking to driving away from Cognac, the whole experience was simple and very enjoyable. First time booking through trip advisor (highly recommend - being able to store voucher in apple 🍏 wallet = hassle free at the activity).

Been to the château many times (first time since Covid-19), we took the English speaking tour and our guide was superb at explaining firstly the history of the château and the secondly to creation of Otard cognac. New this time was introduction of D’usse (spicier Otard),

Having been to other cognac producers, this is still the best one in Cognac.
Written 2 June 2022
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Thank you very much for your visit and the nice review. We are glad you enjoyed the visit even though you came many times. We hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back!
Written 13 June 2022
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Ants52
Cognac, France12 contributions
Just did a tour and tasting with my guide, Catherine. Catherine spoke extremely good English and was very easy to understand. She was extremely knowledgeable, very well presented and a great sense of humour. I was astounded to find out that she had only been with the company for just over one month. The amount of facts and information that she knew, was truly amazing. It made my tour or the more enjoyable. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Catherine. Merci.
Written 16 May 2022
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Thank you very much for your visit and your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, we will sure let Catherine know about it :)
Written 13 June 2022
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Robynguy
Melbourne, Australia99 contributions
Couples
We only had a short time in Cognac and chose the Chateay Royal because of it’s history. We were not disappointed. We arrived in time for the 2pm tour in English, luckily because it was the only English tour that day. Our guide, Julia, was wonderful and even though it was just the two of us, she gave us as much time and information as we wanted. From the high vaulted ceilings and beautiful staircases, to the graffiti left behind from prisoners of the 18th century, all was fascinating. We also learned about the qualities of cognac as we toured the ancient, cobweb draped cellars with intriguing tunnels and rooms off them. We tasted 2 cognacs at the end. A great tour!
Written 14 April 2018
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Thank you very much for your comment and your visit ! We will let Julia know how much you enjoyed your Experience at the Château :)
Written 4 May 2018
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DaveInRaleigh
Raleigh, NC58 contributions
You can sample them all, and crawl away happy in Cognac. Our British friends live not far away and recommended the Otard tour as the best. The Chateau is more than just a cognac distillery. Lot's of great French history and you'll get that with the tour, along with a tasting.
Written 10 August 2019
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Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave us a comment ! We are glad you enjoyed your Experience at Le Château :)
Written 12 August 2019
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Charon P
4 contributions
Couples
We recently had a tour of this Chateau and were very impressed by its history and architecture. Corinne our tour guide explained all its history in perfect English and gave a very interesting and informative tour. We would recommend visiting this Chateau if you find yourself in Cognac, they do French and English tours at different times throughout the day. Don't miss it.
Written 7 April 2019
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Thank you for your visit and your comment, we will definitely let Corinne know how much you appreciated your visit !
Written 8 April 2019
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Jack's Darby
London, UK33 contributions
We booked in to the Cognac tour as it was a dark and gloomy day and it seemed like the perfect excuse to escape the rain!

It's a great tour! the tour guide was informative and very clued up on the castle history and Cognac making process, which is probably a requisite of the position come to think of it...

It's an interesting place with a lot of history. Great day out, I would definitely recommend going.
Written 20 August 2018
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Amber
Kesgrave, UK1 contribution
Very nice and informative tour, tasters were nice, especially the cocktail. Ultimately really good value for money, lovely day out
Written 23 July 2022
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Thank you for your visit and your nice comment, we are glad you enjoyed your visit at Le Château :)
Written 26 July 2022
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ahardybrit
Champdeniers-Saint-Denis, France264 contributions
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
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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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
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
Noddle123
Noddle123
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Beautiful château
Beautiful château well organised tour easy to book. There free parking just opposite the château. There are lots of
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
You can taste a range of Otard Cognacs for some fee . Shop is open all day. You can also visit Chateau - better to
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,
chiefluvvie
chiefluvvie
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Interesting and Informative Tour
We pre-booked the Prestige Tour as we were planning a visit to Cognac on a French Bank Holiday. The tour was in Eng
Clare S
Clare S
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Great induction to Cognac!
Hubbie and I chose 2 tour packages - the same tour but with different cognacs to taste at the end of the tour. We w
1greenwood
1greenwood
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Excellent tour
Cudos to our tour leader. She was fantastic and so knowledgeable she could answer all questions. Great tour and s
cinike16
cinike16
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Great history of Cognac and the castle
This was a last minute choice as we were going from the Bordeaux area up to Tours. We wanted to find a fun, intere
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