Historic Monument and Home of Baron Otard Cognacs

Exclusive Cognac experiences at Château Royal de Cognac in Cognac, France

We are offering a variety of tours combining two aspects of history: the history of France and the history of Baron Otard Cognacs up to the present day.

Activities

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 !

Key features

  • Tasting
  • Exceptional tasting
  • Cellar visit
  • Warehouse visit
  • Shipping
  • Gift shop
  • Cognac for sale
  • Restaurant/bar
  • Food pairing available
  • View more

Practical Information

Opening hours
Open all year round except 1/01, 1/05 & 25/12.

Opening hours :
- From December to March included : every day from 2pm to 5pm**
- From April to June : every day (except May the 1st) from 11am to 12am and from 1.30pm to 6pm*
- July and August : every day from 11am to 6.30pm*
- September and October : every day from 11am to 12am and from 1.30pm to 6pm*
- November : Every day from 11am to 12am and from 2pm to 5pm*

Closed the first of May, 25th of December and 1st of January.

*Last tour 1h15 before closing
**(on request for groups in the morning)
We speak
English and French.
We accept groups

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