Château de Cognac

127 Boulevard Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France
   Capacity: 300

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

The Château Royal de Cognac, which has become a historical monument, is a witness to the History of France and the House of Cognac and is still today the ideal setting for the most prestigious receptions, cocktails, gala dinners, dances, concerts, etc...

The sumptuous Salle des États is a pure Renaissance style reception hall. It was built in 1517 at the request of King François I to receive his guests. Vast and with a breathtaking view of the Charente, this room is very different from the other spaces of Château dating from the Middle Ages.

The Cour Louise de Savoie, named after the mother of François 1er, welcomes your wine of honor/cocktail.

The boardroom is named after the place where the board of directors of the Baron Otard company used to meet. In the 15th century, it was one of the rooms of the Logis, with its large fireplace, and its access to a large terrace giving a clear view of the Charente river, now hidden. The other window overlooks the inner courtyard of Château. The chapel was located opposite.

Venue capacity

Spaces available to hire
U-shaped room
State Rooms 200 m2
Guard's room 150 m2
Boardroom 50 m2 -
François 1er Room 80 m2 60 
Louise de Savoie Court 400 m2 300 

Space plan

Information and prices of the Château of Cognac

Spaces available to hire Rates including VAT
State Rooms and Guards' Rooms Evening event 3 100 €.
Council Chamber and François 1er Room** (in French) Evening 1 500
Louise de Savoie Court Evening 1 000

*These rooms are automatically rented together with the Cour Louise de Savoie. For the schedules all depends on the event and the wish or not of privatization.

**These rooms are automatically rented together with the terrace adjacent to the François 1er room.


Equipment Quantity
Chair 250
Table 25
White screen*. 2
Video projector 1
Paperboard* 5
Micro* 2
Desk -
Wifi yes
Scene -
Kitchen - catering office 2


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