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Just for you... Guided visit with cognac tasting

The Chateau de Cognac was built as a fortress to resist the Vikings and English invasions at the end of the 11th Century.
In the 15th Century, Count Jean de Valois rebuilt the Chateau from the existing ruins and made it the principal residence of the Valois family. François de Valois, the future King of France known as "François 1st", was born in the Chateau in 1494.
Baron Otard established his Cognac House in 1795. He was aware of the thickness of the walls of the Chateau and the large number of rooms it provided. He was the first to appreciate the essential role played by the atmosphere of these cellars in the process of ageing cognac.

We propose different types of visits, all of them focused on history; the French history and the history of the cognac Baron Otard to the present day. Welcom to the Royal Castle of Cognac!

The following visits are proposed:
Château Discovery Tour: Guided tour and tasting of a VS Tonic and VSOP. Average length of visit 1h15.
Prestige : Guided tour and tasting of VSOP and XO. Average length of visit 1h15.
Royal Château de Cognac, from the history of France to BARON OTARD Cognacs: Discover the rich history of the Royal Château de Cognac and the private apartments of King François I of France. Tasting of XO and our own XO-flavoured chocolate. Average length of visit 1h30.
In the heart of the Château: Guided tour and tasting of VSOP, XO and Extra 1795. Average length of visit 1h15.
Royal: Guided tour including the private apartments of King François I of France and tasting of VSOP, XO, Extra 1795 and Fortis & Fidelis. Average length of visit 2h.

Guided visits on booking. Average length of visit: 1h15.
Groups accepted (from 20 to 49 people maximum).

Opening hours:
- From January 8 to March 31: every day from 2pm to 6pm*
- From April 01 to October 31: every day (except May 1st) from 10am to 7pm*
- From November 01 to January 7: every day from 11am to 6pm* - the 24th and the 31st of December from 11am to 4pm*.
*Last visit: 1h15 before closing.

Alcohol abuse is dangerous for health. To be taken in moderation.
Further Information :
Discovery of the Castle (visit & tasting of a VS Tonic and VSOP): 11.00 €
Prestige visit (guided visit & tasting of a VSOP and XO):
21.00 €

The Royal Château of Cognac (guided visit & tasting of a XO with a chocolate):
35.00 €

In the heart of the Château (guided visit & tasting of a VSOP, XO et Extra 1795):
46.00 €
Tribute to Baron Otard (guided visit & tasting of a VSOP, XO, Extra 1795 and Fortis & Fidelis):
120.00 €

From 12 to 18 years old: 5.00 €
Less than 12 years old: free
Students: from 8.00 € to 84.00 €
Groups (from 20 to 49 people): from 9.00 € to 98.00 €
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  • Services : Guided tour on request, Guided tour, Individual guided tours, Guided group visits
  • Equipments : Car park, Coach parking
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127 boulevard Denfert Rochereau
16100 COGNAC
Fax : 05 45 36 88 87

GPS coordinates :
Latitude : 45.6988
Longitude : -0.329547