Story 3: Taste Normandy
Boulard Calvados

Normandy is the emblematic region of the apple,
it is found in all its forms including a variation
several golden spirits that the whole world envies us.
Another gastronomic heritage par excellence, Norman cheeses
make the reputation of the terroir
as a high place
of French gastronomy.

Browse the distilleries

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Le Cidre*, the Calvados* and the Knob* are all three linked in their manufacturing process but all have secrets that we discover by visiting estates and distilleries, where apples are harvested, pressed and brewed on site. A signposted tourist route of 40 km, the Cider Route, crosses the Norman roads passing near the most beautiful manors, castles and villages to meet some twenty producers, who open the doors of their cellars.

* Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation.

The family and artisanal Calvados Christian Drouin distilleryCalvados Christian Drouin
The family and artisanal Calvados Christian Drouin distillery © Calvados Christian Drouin
Taste the Norman PDO cheeses

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There are no less than four Norman PDO cheeses: the Camembert, the most famous of Norman cheeses, the Livarot, also nicknamed "the Colonel" with his five strips of dried reeds, the Pont-l'Evêque, unique square cheese covered with a yellow or orange rind and the Neufchatel, recognizable by its heart shape. Norman-bred cows grazing for months and producing creamy milk, slow and careful ripening, such are the secrets of these smooth, soft cheeses.

"Gastronomy" series by Audrey Corregan for the Planches Contact 2013 festival (left), the Livarot and its five strips of dried reedsAudrey Corregan / Livarot cheese dairy
"Gastronomy" series by Audrey Corregan for the Planches Contact 2013 festival (left), the Livarot and its five strips of dried reeds © Audrey Corregan / Fromagerie de Livarot
To go further, follow the cider route

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The cider route is a real postcard of Normandy and in particular of the Pays d'Auge, a bucolic setting adorned with castles, manors, half-timbered houses and apple tree fields. It connects charming villages such as Cambremer, Beuvron-en-Auge or Bonnebosq by picturesque roads. Located in the heart of the geographical area of ​​the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Cidre Pays d'Auge, around twenty cider producers work there and are marked with "Cru de Cambremer" signs. Spot them and enter without hesitation!

The Cider Route
To go further, follow the cider route
Address Book

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Calvados Experience
Trouville Road,
14130 PONT-L'EVÊQUE
Tel. : + 33 (0) 2 31 64 30 31
Multi-sensory guided tour on the history of Normandy with tasting of liqueurs * from the Magloire Cave.


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Manor of Apreval
15 Mesliers Road,
14600 PENNEDEPIE
Tel. : + 33 (0) 2 31 14 88 24
Guided tour of the family estate and its orchard in the Organic Agriculture appellation with tasting. Sale of Calvados, cider, pommeau and juice. Picnic baskets of regional products (in summer).

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The Norman Creamery
31 rue Michel d'Ornano,
14640 VILLERS-SUR-MER
Tel. : + 33 (0) 2 31 88 85 72

To discover, the best cheeses and creams of the Pays d'Auge, accompanied by PDO cider, platters mixing cold cuts and cheese, groceries, teurgoule and other desserts.

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Château du Breuil
The Jourdains,
14130 BREUIL-EN-AUGE
Tel. : + 33 (0) 2 31 65 60 00
Group or private guided tours of the distillery with tasting, workshop, sound and light show.

 

Croix Solier farm
260 Way of the Cross Solier,
14800 TOURGEVILLE
Phone: +33 (0) 2 31 98 14 50 /
33-0
Sale of old Calvados * farmhouse AOC of excellence, fruit juices, pommeaux *, perries and cherries with Calvados.

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MB Fromagerie
62 rue Gambetta
14800 DEAUVILLE
Tel. : + 33 (0) 9 67 60 53 03
A large choice of emblematic cheeses from the French region or from neighboring countries. The cheeses are selected by a Meilleur Ouvrier de France cheese maker.

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Calvados Christian Drouin
1895 Route de Trouville,
14130 PONT-L'EVÊQUE
Tel. : + 33 (0) 2 31 64 30 05
Group or private guided tour of the distillery with tasting, picnic baskets.

 

Bill Place Farm
The Place Bill,
14910 BLONVILLE-SUR-MER
Phone: +33 (0) 2 31 87 41 24 /
33-0
Sale of fruit juices, ciders *, Calvados *, Pommeau *, Poiré *, Calvados * cherries from the farm cider.

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The Cheese Village - Fromagerie Graindorge
42 rue du Général Leclerc
14140 LIVAROT-PAYS-D'AUGE
Tel. : + 33 (0) 2 31 48 20 10
Interactive and digital guided tour of the cheese dairy to follow the production stages of the four Norman PDO cheeses and tasting (cheese bar in summer).

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