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Gourmet Full Day Tour :

Camembert, cider and calvados tasting – Monday to Saturday

Pick up at 9.30 am, meet your guide at Place du Québec, in Bayeux.

Normandy: an agricultural land

Land of William the Conqueror, inspiration of the Impressionists, home of the D-Day beaches, Normandy is also one of the biggest farming area in France. The famous bocage is the sap of Norman specialties. Humidity, temperate climate and sunny weather give good lands, with two main productions: cows and apples. Not surprising so if Normandy is the home of French dairy and apples-based beverage! Discover the huge cheese variety (pont-l’évêque, livarot, neufchâtel or camembert) and alcoholic beverage (cider and calvados), known all around the world. Strolling in the deep and bucolic countryside on backroads will be the occasion to learn all the secrets of those local specialties

Marie Harel : thank you for the camembert !

Already known in the Middle Ages in this area, of cheese from the Camembert village existed. Raw and fresh cow milk from the surroundings is the base of this very smelly wonder! Marie Harel, a local farmer, is know to contribute to the popularity of the creamy and delightfully smelly cheese, above all having the idea to sell it in individual small wood boxes. Easy to transport an to sell…on the train leading to the brand-new seaside resorts of the Norman coast! An immediate success never denied until today. Discover the secret of camembert making process in one of the last 100% manual and traditional farm. Tasting included, of course!


Lunch at leisure or optional gourmet meal


Norman apple trees: thank you for cider and calvados!

Impossible to imagine Normandy without its numerous and cute apple trees. Introduced in the region in the Middle Ages, the sweetest varieties were the most successful. Very resistant, prolific and delightful, they became a must of any local bocage. Thanks to their specificities, it quickly became easy to produce good fermented apple juice: cider, ideal for aperitive or with an apple tart. The same apple juice, if distilled and age in a long and sophisticated process, becomes calvados, worldwide famous as a digestive or as a huge source a flavors when flamed on veal or crêpes! Tasting included…


17.30 pm : Drop off at Place du Québec, in Bayeux. End of the tour


This tour includes

Transportation in a comfortable full options minivan for the day including free Wi-Fi on board and bottled water, English speaking escort guide. Visits as mentioned. Maximum 8 passengers per vehicle.


This tour does not include

Personal expenses, extras, meals & drinks, hotel pick up/drop off, gratuities (optional)

Duration of the tour8 hours
Type of tourSmall group
GuideThis tour is escorted by an official Guide Interpreter. The guide gives you a tour of the monuments and presents you the history and architecture of the visited sites and towns.
DestinationFR RHE | Reims
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You like this tour but you do not want to share the minivan with other guests ? We have the perfect fit for you ! Enjoy this tour on a private basis !

  • The exclusivity of a private expert English-speaking driver guide.
  • Private transportation in a full option minibus comfortable Mercedes minivan.
  • Complementary pick up and drop off at your hotel.

Our guides will not give you a lecture but will take you as a friend and in a relaxed way, reveal plenty of anecdotes ! The guarantee of having a tour completely adapted to your profile, your questions and your preferences !

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