Browse distilleries and breweries

Normandy is the emblematic region of the apple, it is found in all its forms including a variation of several golden alcohols that the whole world envies us. These beverages hide know-how from several generations, several centuries or even almost a millennium. Cider, Calvados and Pommeau are all linked in their production process but all have secrets that you can discover by visiting the region's estates and distilleries.

At the origin of the three Norman alcohols

Château du Breuil
The Cider
Ripe apples at the point and fallen from the tree is made a juice which, after fermentation for several months, gives rise to cider whose bubbles roll along the palate, allowing the flavors of the apples to explode in the mouth.
Normandy. In the Pays d'Auge the ciders are slightly sweet and tart, which makes them refreshing and gives them an alcohol content between 3,5% and 4.5%.
To know ! Only semi-dry ciders meeting very specific specifications can obtain the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Pays d'Auge.

Cider is born Calvados, aromatic nectar with a beautiful ruddy color. After long fermentation of the cider it is then distilled twice for long months before being put in oak barrels where it is peacefully left, to age and to refine. Two years are however minimum for it to obtain the AOC Calvados Pays d'Auge appellation.

The Pommeau
Cider and Calvados allowed the creation, in 1982, of Pommeau, sweet and powerful at the same time mixing these two alcohols. The Calvados used is at least 2 years old then the mixture is left to age for 18 months, its alcohol level then reaches around 18%.

Discovering the distilleries

Calvados Experience, a multi-sensory museum

At the heart of its birthplace, in Pont l'Evêque, embark on a unique historical experience by going back in time from the Vikings to the present day in the footsteps of Calvados, this elixir known throughout the world. This sensory journey will reveal the secrets and mysteries of production, from apple to bottle, ending your visit with a tasting of the best vintages. 

Calvados Père Magloire, the Experience

Road to Trouville
+ 02 31 64 30 31 XNUMX

The 5 senses Calvados from Château du Breuil

See, touch, smell, listen and taste…. Here is the program of Château du Breuil to deliver the secrets of the Calvados Pays d'Auge and its VIP, its Very Important Apple! With its 22 apple trees, it is undoubtedly the queen of the domain, if you too want to meet this distinguished guest, meet at the Château du Breuil-en-Auge. You can enjoy a nice walk in the park and picnic there in the middle of apple trees. 

LA SPIRITERIE FRANCAISE - Château du Breuil - NormandIE

the Jourdains
+ 02 31 65 60 00 XNUMX
+ 02 31 65 60 06 XNUMX

At Calvados Christian Drouin

Family and artisanal distillery, Calvados Drouin are located in authentic half-timbered buildings of the 160th century Augeron architecture. The orchards preserve varieties of ancestral apples from the Pays d'Auge with a unique taste which give the products exceptional quality. The Calvados Drouin have also received more than XNUMX gold medals and honorary prizes! You can visit the estate to discover all the stages in the production of cider and Calvados, then taste Calvados made from special vintages.

Calvados Christian Drouin

1895 Trouville Road
+ 02 31 64 30 05 XNUMX

At the Manoir d'Apreval

The Manoir d'Apreval has no less than 17 varieties of apples in its orchard with the Organic Agriculture appellation which covers 25 hectares. These varieties make it possible to create Ciders, Calvados and apple juice very typical of the Pays d'Auge. Guided tours and tastings are possible in summer, as well as a country picnic area under the apple trees.

Manoir D'Apreval

15 Mesliers Road
+ 02 31 14 88 24 XNUMX

Distillerie Busnel SAS

The Busnel distillery, created in 1820 by Ernest Busnel, is the oldest of the great houses of Calvados. In Cormeilles, in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, it has ancestral know-how but is constantly innovating with new products thus combining tradition and modernity.

Distillerie Busnel SAS

Route de Lisieux
27260 CORDS
+ 02 32 57 38 80 XNUMX

Domaine de la Pommeraie

In a typical Norman setting located in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, in Gonneville sur Honfleur, with its thatched-roof houses, the Domaine de la Pommeraie will reveal the fabulous history of Calvados to you... All the buildings built in the old benefits from the latest modern techniques for storage and distillation.

Domaine de la Pommeraie

The town
+ 02 31 89 20 11 XNUMX
+ 06 07 67 50 60 XNUMX

The Cider Route

The Cider Route is a 40 km tourist route that takes you through roads to the most beautiful manors, the most beautiful castles and the most beautiful typical villages of the Pays d'Auge. Along this route, you will find more than fifteen producers who will invite you to come and taste their best cider in their cellar. You will also be able to meet other manufacturers of handicrafts such as wool or dairy products.

Discover local beers!

The Bel Orge Brewery

Benoît Boisanfray has always been immersed in the world of brewing, his grandfather was a brewer in Calvados. Since 2016, he brews with love, passion and respect for raw materials no less than four beers in his micro-brewery Bel Orge. Having the Organic Agriculture (AB) label sounded obvious to Benoît who also tries to use the most local ingredients possible. Its beers are inspired by traditional British beers, less sweet than its Belgian cousins, and very aromatic. Blonde and round with wheat, light white with a touch of coriander, delicate copper ale or black with character, choose the one that suits you!
You can visit the workshop for free every Saturday (5 people maximum) to learn all about the techniques and secrets of beer brewing! The brasserie is also open daily for take-out.

Bel Orge Brewery

6 rue des Grives
+ 06 71 61 55 62 XNUMX

Contact us:
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices:

Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean-Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Toques
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Louis Delamare Promenade
(behind the aid station)
14800 Tourgeville
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