Château Royal de Cognac
Home of Baron Otard Cognacs, birthplace of of one of France’s most illustrious kings, François 1st and Historic Monument, Le Château Royal de Cognac opens its doors to you for visits to the heart of two Histories: The history of France and the history of Baron Otard Cognacs.
If you’re looking for unforgettable and exclusive experiences, “Royal Heritage” will allow you to botlle your own prestigious Cognac, the “Gourmet Savours” Experience will invite you to embark on a sensory journey, “Baron Otard connoisseur” will introduce you to the art of tasting as our Cellar Master does, and much more.
Whether you are a casual tourist or cognac connoisseur, Hennessy invites you to enjoy a unique treat for your senses in Cognac between the two sides of the Charente river. A modern and authentic visit to discover 250 years of history and savoir faire. A tasting of Hennessy’s iconic cognacs and the unique Hennessy Boutique in the world complete your experience.
From June 19th 2020, from Tuesday to Saturday, we propose our Visite Signature, a tour which includes a boat cruise, the visit of our cellars and, the tasting of our cognacs Hennessy Very Special (neat and on the rocks) and Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège (neat and cocktail). From July 15th 2020, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Hennessy X.O (created in 1870), our new spaces Hennessy X.O Club present the origins of this iconic cognac with historical documents and pieces, and propose several exceptional tastings of Hennessy X.O.
In addition with its new interactive visite « Martell The Journey », the oldest of the great Cognac Houses offers a range of workshops & experiences, starting by the discovery of its vineyard & distillery thanks to the visit « Martell Borderies » or its iconic tour, with the visit « Inside Martell ». Other suggestions, attend a cocktail workshop, or a “montre” filling (20cl bottle) in one of its oldest cellars,
or learn the keys to the success of a Master Blender through the experience of “becoming an expert in Martell cognacs». Thus, two visits are suggested exclusively to the Chais Monnet Hotel & Spa guests : « The Cordon Bleu Icon », which will make you discover the emblematic cognac of the House in all its forms, & « Martell through the centuries » :
a unique and private immersion accompanied by an expert from the House.
Conducted Tastings :
Discover the most intensely aromatic cognacs through multiple conducted tasting options : the crus, the vintages, the Borderies, horizontals, and verticals of our products.
Discover the World of Cognac :
A guided tour of our family-owned Maison and its passion : a journey through each step in the production of Cognac, from the grape to glass.
Master Blender workshop :
An unforgettable experience: become a Master Blender and create your own cognac. Return home with your own personalized bottle of truly unique cognac to share with your friends.
Rooted in the exception since 1724, the House of Rémy Martin offers you different approaches to discover its collection of cognacs and its ancestral know-how.
2 classical visits of the historic House or discovery by train of the Domain in Merpins, followed by a cognac tasting accompanied by gourmet amuse-bouche.
12 other programs where everyone, whatever their interests and desires, will live a unique experience around a lunch, a cocktail or chocolate workshop, or a tasting ceremony of the Louis XIII cognac.
The Cognac Discovery
Spend a day discovering the secrets of Cognac production and the beauty of our region, starting with personalised tasting session at a famous Cognac house, followed by a gourmet lunch at Hôtel Chais Monnet and an afternoon tour of one of the largest vineyards in France.
Around the Oak
Enjoy an afternoon at the famed Cognac house of the Monk Brothers (Les Frères Moine), where you will witness the ancient craft of barrel-making and discover the subtleties of cognac distillation, finishing the experience with an exclusive Cognac or Pineau tasting.
Discover Cognac’s vineyards
Spend a day exploring Cognac’s vineyards on board one of our classic 2CV Citroen cars or on an electric bike with visits to some of the region’s most famous Cognac houses, a gourmet picnic, and a tour of the Bouteville Factory to observe the production of oak-aged balsamic vinegar.
Discover the gourmet delights of the Cognac region through a guided tour of Pineau François Premier, followed by a tasting and gourmet picnic lunch. In the afternoon, you will learn about the production of Cognac’s caviar at Gensac La Pallue and try four mature varieties.