Classified - Cognac

Château de Cognac & D’Ussé


Witness to the History of France and the House of Cognac

The Château Royal de Cognac overlooking the river Charente was first a 10th century fortress intended to stop the Norman invasions, then in the 15th century a seigneurial residence where one of the most illustrious kings of France, François I, was born.
Baron Otard, who had founded his House of Cognac in 1795, quickly understood how the thickness of the walls provided exceptional and unique conditions for the ageing of his eaux-de-vie. He then acquired the Château, thus saving it from total destruction.

The Château Royal de Cognac, which has become a historical monument, is thus a witness to the History of France and the House of Cognac.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French


  • Historic patrimony
  • Castle

Services / Comfort

  • Guided tours
  • Shop

Pets are not accepted


  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Parking


From 03/01 to 31/12/2022, daily.

Prices and means of payment

Adult: from 12 €.

Means of payment

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Online payment


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Area and capacity

  • Bathroom : 1


  • Riverside
  • In centre of town
  • Town location
  • Overview on river

Things to see

Tours available in :

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Individual visits

  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visits

  • Guided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request


Château de Cognac & D’Ussé

127 boulevard Denfert Rochereau
16100 Cognac

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