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Otard

#2 of 10 Tours in Cognac
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Address: Chateau de Cognac, Cognac, France
Phone Number: 33 (0) 5 45 6 88 86
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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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The personal touch matters

The visit to this distillery and chateau was less theatrical and more personal than the visit to the neighboring distillery. A very informative tour of the chateau in English was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
liketotravel010
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Selkirk, NY

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Selkirk, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The visit to this distillery and chateau was less theatrical and more personal than the visit to the neighboring distillery. A very informative tour of the chateau in English was followed by an opportunity to taste some of the Otard cognac. Our visit had been arranged as part of our river cruise excursion so I am not aware of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit because there is a chateau to visit as well as learning about cognac. It was also much more personal than some of the bigger names and the cognac was delicious. Make a reservation in advance if you would like a tour in English.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the Chateau Cognac (Baron Otard) cognac distillery tour as the one to do based on other recommendations on TripAdvisor, and we are so glad that we did, it was wonderful. The combination of seeing the history of the old chateau (which is now the distillery), in which three English kings and five French kings lived, plus the amazing... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved visiting this charming chateau overlooking the river Charente. It is now used to show visitors the history and manufacture of one.of Cognac's fine fortified wines. The guide was very competent and interesting.

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Attard, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This very old building has been converted in part to the production & storage of cognac. Problem for non-French speaking visitors. Welcome sampling at end of tour...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers say you get a good history lesson as well as cognac making lesson. The chateau is amazing and worth the visit even without cognac. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. And if you pay the over 100 euro tour you get to see even more exclusive places in the castle as well as taste something very special.... More 

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Johanne Z, Relation Visiteurs at Otard, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your enthusiastic comment. As you so rightly say, you learn about the History of France and the elaboration of our cognacs as well during the tour. The tour you refer to is the “Hommage au Baron Otard” tour and you get a chance to visit, among other rooms, the private apartments, place of birth of... More 

Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit even if you are not a cognac fan as the tour thru the castle along with the history is worth the €10. We also did Hennessy and enjoyed Orard much better

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Thank Jane H
Johanne Z, Customer Relationship at Otard, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are delighted to share with our visitors not only the production process of our cognacs, but also the rich history of our monument :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The authenticity and devotion to the art of distilling fine Cognac is so well depicted at this Chateau. The family history and pride in keeping the methodology pure and consistent is evident and the tour ended with a lovely tasting experience. This cognac is not available Stateside so a purchase is worth considering....

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Johanne Z, Développement Commercial at Otard, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. Indeed, the BARON OTARD cognacs are not sold in the USA so we recommend our guests to take advantage of our shop ! More 

The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Beside tasting the excellent cognac, we learned the history of Cognac the city and the castle, which dates back to the 10th century. Fascinating tour through the chateau.

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Johanne Z, Développement Commercial at Otard, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment and your interest in the history of our monument. We will soon propose our guests a full tour dedicated to the history of the Royal Château de Cognac. We look forward to welcoming you again ! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Party of four adults visited today, what a great time. Historical, informative and interesting. The tour was just the right length to maintain interest, the young lady who was our guide was excellent despite the interruptions from a bearded fool in flipflops and socks from England, it made me wish I came from somewhere else. I would recommend this tour... More 

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Johanne Z, Relation Visiteurs at Otard, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm comment. We work with such a dynamic, passionate team. They're dedicated to our monument, its heritage, and delighted to share their expertise with our guests ! More 

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