Le Château Royal de 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 Ist.
Baron Otard, who had founded its Cognac House in 1795, quickly understood that the thick walls provide exceptional aging conditions for his eaux-de-vie. He purchases the Château, saving it from total destruction.
Le Château Royal de 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 Le Château Royal de Cognac !