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“Impressive history and place”

Chateau Royal de Cognac
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Ranked #2 of 5 Tours in Cognac
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Royal Château of Cognac overlooking the Charente river was initially a 10th-century fortress designed to stop Norman invasions, and then in the 15th century became a stately home which was the birthplace of one of France’s most illustrious kings, Francis I. Baron Otard, who had founded its Cognac House in 1795, quickly understands that the thick walls provide exceptional aging conditions for his eaux-de-vie. He purchases the Château, saving it from total destruction The Royal Château of Cognac, which became a historic monument, is now a witness to French history and a Cognac House. We are offering a variety of tours combining two aspects of history: the history of France and the history of Baron Otard cognac up to the present day. Welcome to the Royal Château of Cognac!
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We stoped for a couple of hours in Cognac. The Chateaux Otard is impressive. History and cognac mixed together for many hundred of years. Our guide, Luca gave lot of info using a perfect English. You can take the 11 euro tour which includes tasting of VS and VSOP. If you pay extra 10 you get a VSOP Gold.
Do not miss the one hour tour!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Johanne Z, Responsable relations clients at Chateau Royal de Cognac, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your comment ! We will let Luca know how much you appreciated the tour :)

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Great family experience and exceptional value for money.
The basic tour (€11) is exceptional value for money and under 12 enter for free.
The tour guide was very informative and spoke good English. The history of the building its owners and connections with French monarchy gave an insight into the the strategic positioning of the Château/ Town.
The Baron Otard Cognac is superb and a blend that is not to widely available in the UK. We (4 adults, 5 children) all had a fantastic day experience - thank you to the staff who were very friendly.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Johanne Z, Responsable relations clients at Chateau Royal de Cognac, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your nice comment ! We are glad your family enjoyed the experience at the Royal Chateau de Cognac, and we hope to welcome you back !

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Date of experience: April 2018
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Johanne Z, Responsable relations clients at Chateau Royal de Cognac, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

A perfect mix of history of the Chateau Royal and the Otard family together with the production of Cognac! Tour took about an hour followed by tasting! We had the Introductory Tour which was good value at €11 each. The English version is at 2 pm and our guide Vanessa was very friendly and helpful. We parked in a free car park just a short way up the hill from the castle on the left.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Johanne Z, Responsable relations clients at Chateau Royal de Cognac, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit and your comment.
We will sure let Vanessa know how much you enjoyed your Experience ! :)

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