The Royal Château of Cognac that dominated the Charente was initially a 10th century fortress designed to stop invasions by the Normans and then in the 15th century a seigniorial dwelling where one of the most famous French kings, François I, was born. Baron Otard, who had established his cognac business in 1795, realised very quickly that the thickness of the building’s walls was perfect and unique for the aging of his eaux-de-vie. He acquired the château, thus saving it from total destruction.
The Royal Château of Cognac, now a listed monument, is a witness to the history of France and a major cognac house.
We organise different experiences, each one based on two stories: the history of France and Cognac Baron Otard from inception to today.
Discovery Tour : 12€
Guided tour & tasting of a VS Tonic and VSOP
Prestige Tour : 22€
Guided tour & tasting of a VSOP and XO
Heritage Tour : 22€
Guided tour & tasting of a VSOP and the exclusive blend: Royal Heritage
History Tour : 36€
Historical guided tour & XO tasting accompanied by a chocolate
At the heart of Le Château : 46€
Guided tour & tasting of a VSOP, XO and Extra 1795
Royal Tour : 120€
Guided tour & tasting of a VSOP, XO, Extra 1795 and Fortis & Fidelis
Children aged 12-18 : 5€
Free Children under 12