Cheese, Cider and Calvados Tour Around Normandy, France

Tasting
Cider, Local Food, Calvados
Activity
Meet The Maker, Tour
Included
Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English, French
Theme
Countryside, Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
81
34
-
$
96
44
/ Person
Etienne F
Response rate: 
100%
Response time:
several hours
Activity Overview
Enjoy a guided food tour around Normandy taking you beyond Mont Saint Michel and the infamous WW2 landing beaches. To the French - Normandy is the region of France that represents the good life. To the French, Normandy evokes green pastures, grazing cows, lush grass, gentle hills blossoming trees ... Normandy is an extremely picturesque region. And they are right!

Normandy is home to the world-famous Camembert cheese. Camembert is a soft cheese which name sounds like it tastes. According to your pallet, it can be gentle and bubbly to sharp and rough ... just exquisite!

Normandy is also home to Cognacs cousin: Calvados. An apple brandy aged in oak barrels. Calvados is made by apple cider distillation. Cider is made with apple juice; apples locally grow in apple orchards throughout the hills of Normandy.

Our tours take you to the heart of Normandy to discover these local products. You will meet the locals that produce these products and taste lots of these exquisite French culinary products!
 
Included
  • Departure from, Lisieux at 2pm, Caen at 1:30pm, or from your accommodation nearby
  • Drop-off around 6pm in Lisieux, 7pm in Caen
  • An aproach according your cravings (technical, gustatory, historical ... )
  • The discovery of the "Auge country" and its history along
  • Visit of 3-4 production areas
  • Comparison tastings associated with other local products
  • A personal explanations booklet of products, visits areas, map of the region ...
  • The opportunity to buy live from the producer at local prices (lower than anywhere else)
  • All tastings are included
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
81
34
Pickup Lisieux, Caen or nearby accommodation
Person
$
96
44
Pickup from Bayeux
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
40
67
Pickup Lisieux, Caen or nearby accommodation
Child
$
48
22
Pickup from Bayeux
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Daily1:30 PM
Duration
5 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
Tastings Nearby
$
162
68
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$
177
78
/ Person
Caen, Normandy, France
Duration:
9 H
The best way to discover Normandy is with this full-day guided food and brandy tour of the picturesque western French region.  During the morning you will be introduced to Camembert ... morecheese. We will go to one of the last two standing farms making Camembert cheese. You will have the opportunity to taste various cheeses from Normandy, and see the production, starting with the cows ... by the end of the tour, you will know more about the production of Camembert cheese than most French do. 

We will have lunch in a local village enjoying local products such as seasonal salad, andouille, baguette, teurgoule, butter, cheeses and of course cider.

After lunch, you will be guided to various farms and estates where local hard apple cider and calvados brandy from Normandy are made. You will even try brandy up to 45 years old. 

The final stop of the tour will be to one of Frances nicest villages. You will for sure leave this tour knowing all of Normandy's gems!