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Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard

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Address: 127 boulevard Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France
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Le Chateau Royal de Cognac is a 13th century historical monument and a...

Le Chateau Royal de Cognac is a 13th century historical monument and a French History Memorial. At the end of the 18th century, it was purchased by Baron Otard for the exceptional environment, temperature & humid conditions, perfect for ageing his eaux-de-vie.

Let us tell you all about the history of France frorm the 13th to the 19th century, discover the splendid State Room where King Francis 1st hosted his guests. The Helmet Room, the Knight's entrance....learn why Baron Otard purchased the Chateau, discover the humid cellars in the depth of the Chateau, where the best eaux-de-vie are still ageing today...

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Small-Group Tour of Chateau and Maison de Cognac with Tasting in Cognac
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Historic chateau, informative

The tour is as much about the rich history of the house as it is about Cognac making. Our guide was very informative and clearly knows her French kings and queens. The chateau... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Steve M
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Bordeaux, France
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Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The tour is as much about the rich history of the house as it is about Cognac making. Our guide was very informative and clearly knows her French kings and queens. The chateau has been a working Cognac place since 1795 so there is lots of history; the cellars are impressive. Compared to the other Cognac tours this has an... More 

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Johanne Z, Relation Visiteurs at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. It would appear that you have followed the historic tour (From the History of France to Baron Otard Cognac). This tour is mainly about the History of France and the history of the Royal Château de Cognac. We also have other tours during which the Baron Otard Cognac production process is way more detailed 😊 More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

COGNAC The town is a charming little french town full of treasures. Given the size of cognac stocks various brands is probably one of the richest in all of France. Witch you should visit the production of barrels of white oak is fascinating. Even more interesting cellars and then telling the manufacture of cognac. Do not miss chateau and lock... More 

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Johanne Z, Visitors Relationship at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment ! Indeed many days are needed to discover this beautiful town of Cognac 😊 More 

Bay Area
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The English speaking tour was around 15 people. We were a little late because parking was tight in Cognac and this was in the off season in October. The history of the Chateau was interesting to hear. We booked online directly with the Chateau. The tasting room didn't have any seats but standing room around the bar. We had our... More 

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Johanne Z, Visitors Relationship at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, we take it into account as we work on improving our visitors’ experience every day. We look forward to welcoming you again to the Royal Château de Cognac 😊 More 

Montana Rose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was our first experience visiting a cognac house and it was both interesting and enjoyable. We were the only two on the tour. The guide spoke English well. She was very knowledgeable and professional. The location is right near the river and easy to find. The Chateau is old, it's history is interesting, the cellars were very fascinating, and... More 

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Johanne Z, Customer Relationship at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment, we are glad you enjoyed the tour ! More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This Chateau is hidden in the middle of Cognac. It is a great little maze with lots of history. Many of the decorations are no longer the original but well done replicas.

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Johanne Z, Relation Visiteurs at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. Indeed, the Royal Château de Cognac has been destroyed many times then rebuilt. That's why the different rooms of the Château date back to various times. I think the decorations you mention are the mouldings : the originals are in Basilic St Denis next to Paris ! More 

Sheffield
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Decided to go here after chatting with the very helpful guide at the Muses design Arts Cognac a short distance away. We liked having visited the museum first because we had something of the history of the place and saw the model of how the original Chateau looked. I was dubious at first about a Cognac tour... after all cognac... More 

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Johanne Z, Customer Relationship at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind and enthusiastic comment. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and you liked your guide, we will sure let her know how satisfied you are. We look forward to welcoming you here again :) More 

Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited Cognac today and booked a guided tour of Chateau De Cognac. Our guide Marina was wonderful She took us through the Chateau explaining to us about the history of the Chateau, that King Francis 1st was born there and how he enjoyed entertaining. Baron Otard bought the Chateau in 1795 and commenced his cognac business that still exists... More 

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Johanne Z, Customer Relationship at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We’re glad you enjoyed the tour and the tasting that ends it. We will sure let Marina know how much you liked the tour ! More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I don't drink Cognac, but I wanted to tour the castle during my stay in Bordeaux. I was not disappointed. I arrived early, so I bought my 8€ ticket and walked around to the Hennessy distillery to kill time. Martell was further down the winding cobblestone streets. I was surprised at the level of security at Hennessy - they wanded... More 

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Johanne Z, Customer Relationship at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice comment. Indeed the Royal Chateau of Cognac has a rich history that we are proud to share with our visitors, as well as the process of making Cognac. More 

Cognac, France
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Done this visit 3 times now with various visiting family. There is penty of history concerning the chateaux and a good explication of how the cognac is procuced. Apealed to children more when the guides were in period dress but still remains enough to keep them interested. My favourite trip and my favourite Cognac.

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Johanne Z, Customer Relationship at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and for coming to the Royal Chateau of Cognac so often. We are pleased that you and your children have enjoyed the tour ! More 

Charentay, France
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Chateau Otard is not terribly obvious amongst the other large stone edifices in the town centre; there's just a small notice board at the entrance gates directly off the street, but you can park in a free car park 50 metres away (if you can find a place!). Our young lady guide was good, and her English commentary was... More 

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Johanne Z, Customer Relationship at Chateau Royal de Cognac - Maison de Cognac Otard, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. Indeed, we are lucky to have a Cognac House settled in a Royal Chateau, whose history is closely linked to the History of France, as 9 Kings came to the Chateau, among them the French King Francis I. More 

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