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Prestige Visit of Chateau Royal de Cognac with Tasting in Cognac provided by Château Royal de Cognac

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Overview
Cognac is a medieval city in Western France, famous for its top-quality brandy, which is consumed throughout the world. During this exclusive tour of the Chateau Royal de Cognac, discover the 10th-century castle that became one of the world’s first cognac houses. Learn about the fascinating history of Baron Otard, who purchased the castle in the 18th century and top off the day with a cognac tasting.
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You'll start at
127 Boulevard Denfert Rochereau
127 Boulevard Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, FranceChateau Royal de Cognac, next to the river Charente
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    Chateau Royal de Cognac
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    In this 1.15-hour tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the Royal Château de Cognac, a historic monument and Maison de Cognac. With your guide, you will learn about the history of France and to become familiar with the elaboration of the cognac Baron Otard through the discovery of the authentic cellars inside the Château. Finally, at the end of the visit, you will enjoy a tasting including two cognac: VSOP and the prestigious XO Gold
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You'll end at
127 Boulevard Denfert Rochereau
127 Boulevard Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, FranceChateau Royal de Cognac, next to the river Charente
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Highlights
  • A private guided visit of the Chateau Royal de Cognac
  • Learn about French history and Baron Otard
  • Explore famous sections, such as the State Room, in the millennium-old castle
  • End the day with a taste of two popular cognac varieties
What to Expect
During this private guided tour of the Chateau Royal de Cognac, learn the early history of one of the world’s first cognac houses, begun by Baron Otard in the 18th century. Also explore centuries of turbulent and fascinating French history with a firsthand peek at the millennium-old castle. Discover hidden chambers, such as the State Room, where King Francis I’s guests once congregated, in an overview of France’s history from the 13th to 19th centuries. Learn how the castle was once used as a prison and explore the wall carvings of revolutionary inmates with a private guide providing valuable context. Uncover the origins of Baron Otard Cognac, which was founded more than 200 years ago. Visit the famous cellars where the potent eaux-de-vie are still aged and bottled, and top off your tour with an exclusive tasting of two popular cognac varieties, Baron Otard VSOP and XO Gold.
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Important Information
Departure Point
127 Boulevard Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2 Cognac tastings: Baron Otard VSOP and XO Gold
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Chateau Royal de Cognac
Exclusions
  • Food & Beverage
  • Shop items
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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fasthawk1 wrote a review Nov 2019
Narva, Estonia12 contributions1 helpful vote
You can taste a range of Otard Cognacs for some fee . Shop is open all day. You can also visit Chateau - better to book visit time before.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from johannez232, Responsable relations clients at Prestige Visit of Chateau Royal de Cognac with Tasting in Cognac
Responded 28 Nov 2019
Thank you for your visit & your comment ! You're right, it's even better to book online to avoid any disappointment !
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Clare S wrote a review Oct 2019
22 contributions5 helpful votes
Hubbie and I chose 2 tour packages - the same tour but with different cognacs to taste at the end of the tour. We were guided through the Chateau and its Cognac history and very informative it was too. Our tour was led by Erwan who's English was very good and he brought good
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from johannez232, Responsable relations clients at Prestige Visit of Chateau Royal de Cognac with Tasting in Cognac
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Thank you for your visit and for your nice review ! We are glad you enjoyed your experience, and we will definitely let Erwan know about it :)
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1greenwood wrote a review Oct 2019
Oakville, Canada386 contributions100 helpful votes
Cudos to our tour leader. She was fantastic and so knowledgeable she could answer all questions. Great tour and so I informative. Highly recommend..
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from johannez232, Responsable relations clients at Prestige Visit of Chateau Royal de Cognac with Tasting in Cognac
Responded 30 Oct 2019
Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review ! We are glad you enjoyed your Experience at Le Château.
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cinike16 wrote a review Oct 2019
New York City, New York87 contributions29 helpful votes
This was a last minute choice as we were going from the Bordeaux area up to Tours. We wanted to find a fun, interesting tour to take in Cognac. This was a great historical tour and definitely worth the visit. I didn't even realize that it was owned by Cognac company until we
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Responded 30 Oct 2019
Thank you for your visit and for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the tour and hope Baron Otard Cognacs was a beautiful discovery for you :)
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tigs-and-co wrote a review Oct 2019
london13 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a lovely tour with a great and informative guide who spoke perfect English. It was very interesting to hear about its long history and the visit ended with a tasting of the various cognacs. The gift shop had a good range of things to buy. Well worth a visit.
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Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you enjoyed your Experience at Le Château :)
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About the operator

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By: Château Royal de Cognac
Pavel K
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The mix of history, style, and of course cognac!
The tour was very interesting. There is so much history in this place. We had three tours that day at different dis
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4historyandculture
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Historic experience
We had a great tour guide and a very interesting tour of this historical medieval chateau of 300 hundred years. Wal
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vivelafrance1962
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Put this on your 'to do' list when in Cognac
I took the 1-hour, 12 euro tour (the tour length is the same for everyone, the price varies only according to the q
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ervall
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A tour of the remarkable old chateau as much as that of a cognac producer
We took a relatively brief tour - about two hours I think - and thoroughly enjoyed it. The building was fascinating
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easterntreker
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Great Tour
We were fortunate to make it here in time for the Tour. We parked in town and it is a short and pleasant walk along
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fasthawk1
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Place to taste range of Otard Cognacs
The Royal Chateau is located near the river ,not far from Henessy Headquartes.There you can taste a range of Otard
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John B
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Lovely place to visit
Beautiful buildings. Unfortunately we were too late for the tour and they had a function they were setting up for,
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chiefluvvie
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Interesting and Informative Tour
We pre-booked the Prestige Tour as we were planning a visit to Cognac on a French Bank Holiday. The tour was in Eng
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loglady70
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Grand & Opulent Otard , Highly Recommended !
The Tour and the Castle are absolutely great, with a witty and knowledgeable tour guide called Sabrina, we had a f
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LuciaValerio13
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A 'fragrant' castle: wonderful visit at the Chateau
The visit to the castle is wonderful. And the tour guides who accompany you during the tour are well prepared and v
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David W
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Too fast, too many people, not enough information.
The tour guide seemed to rush the tour. And there were too many people for the guide to be heard by everyone, And t
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Petersham43
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English tour
Very enjoyable with a extremely knowledgeable guide, blending the history of the chateau with cognac making.
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Hajnalka G
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History and gourmandness
There was an excellent guide in the Castle throughout the old cellars to the nowdays tasting area spiced with great
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DaveInRaleigh
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Great tour for the money
Excellent tour of a distillery, but it was the Chateau itself and its history that made the tour. The guide was ver
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moraira
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Enjoyable
We had tours at 4 of the major Cognac producers. Otards was very enjoyable It concentrates a lot on the history of
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  • Duration: 1h 15m
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  • Languages Offered: English, French
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