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Address: Chateau de Cognac, Cognac, France
Phone Number: 33 (0) 5 45 6 88 86
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Description: This factory is rich in history because the company is housed in a former...
This factory is rich in history because the company is housed in a former castle, where you visit historic rooms, wine cellars and the Francois I gallery.
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History and cognac!

You get to visit the old chateau where François1 was born, as well as the chais where Otard cognac is made and stored. We had a tour in French, but with a written English guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

we were lucky enough to be the only ones on the 10:30 english tour, so we essentially had a private tour! Francois was a great tour guide - patient with all our questions, and detailed with his explanations about both the chateau and cognac distillation.i also loved touring and learning about the history of the chateau itself, which was an... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best tours of a cognac house. The castle is the birthplace of Francois I, (France's answer to Henry VIII). It was a prison for Irish and English soldiers at the end of the 18th century and is really fascinating. The second part of the tour focuses on the taste and production methods for cognac. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

You get to visit the old chateau where François1 was born, as well as the chais where Otard cognac is made and stored. We had a tour in French, but with a written English guide to help. Interesting to take the alcohol test after the tasting!!

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I would highly recommend this visit. It costs €10 which included an hour visit and tasting. The tour is in English and other languages. Unlike other distilleries this had a tour of the chateau and gave you plenty of time to look around. The guide was very good, her English excellent and was helpful if you had questions. At the... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very good place, but it is too famous - very expensive tasting with comparing to other cognac houses. The caste is very impressive and has good story. It need to be visited for history knowledge.

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Bordeaux, France
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We booked a tour with a French group but were offered a printed English translation and the guide asked us many times if we understood the story. Otard offers a slice of history with it's tasting and the tour is informative. We opted to upgrade to the 20 € tour and were happy to enjoy an older and richer blend.... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

As with all these tours, it is well scripted and managed to an hour your time. Again, get the booklet from the Tourist office and get a discount on the price of the tour. Yes, as reported by others, interesting tour of the old castle and then to the Cognac house. As with houses based in the city, little cognac... More 

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our tour, which lasted about an hour and a half was interesting and informative. The first part of the tour was about the history of the castle before continuing on to the production of the Cognac and the tastings. Our guide spoke good English, but her knowledge did not extend far beyond her script. Although we enjoyed our visit, we... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The combination of a history lesson, a tour of a castle and then a shot or two of cognac is an absolute winner. Learning that Baron Otard was a fellow Scot was quite a surprise. The tasting has introduced me to a drink which I may come to appreciate as much as a good Scottish malt whisky (that's maybe going... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

There are 2 parts to the visit. The first one is a little discovery of the Castle of Francois 1er, the French King who welcomed and befriended Leonardo Da Vinci in France, and the second, the tour of Otard Cognac. You don't visit a lot of the castle but the highlight is a magnificent vaulted room "salle des gardes" designed... More 

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Address: Chateau de Cognac, Cognac, France
Phone Number: 33 (0) 5 45 6 88 86
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente  >  Cognac

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