Calvados Experience: apples, apples everywhere...
This brand new fun and interactive visitor centre takes you through the apple orchards in blossom and opens the doors to Calvados, an area that is as warm and intense as the prestigious apple brandy of the same name.
Distillery visits: a fine selection
Château du Breuil - Le Breuil en Auge
A vast estate, prestigious décor and a brand new tour with the latest generation in sound and animation.Château du Breuil ›
Maison des Calvados Boulard - Coquainvilliers
A series of highly stylish stills and a comfortable and spacious tasting room.Maison des Calvados Boulard ›
Calvados Christian Drouin - Coudray-Rabut
A small-scale family-run distillery established within 17th century half-timbered buildings.Calvados Christian Drouin ›
Calvados Roger Groult in Saint-Cyr-du-Ronceray
The property has belonged to the Groult family over 5 generations! And for each generation, it has seen a new aging cellar... from the most traditional to the most modern.Calvados Roger Groult ›
Domaine Dupont in Victot-Pontfol
The Dupont estate has opted for innovation, to create quite unique products: 'cidre de glace' (apple wine), reserve cider, triple fermentation and other ongoing experiments...Domaine Dupont ›
Calvados Le Père Jules in Saint-Désir-de-Lisieux
Père Jules began distilling cider in Calvados as from 1923. He also developed an original product: calvados cream.Calvados Le Père Jules ›
Calvados Le Lieu Chéri in Ouilly-le-Vicomte
Here, within this fine 16th century property, the fourth generation of producers creates cider, pommeau and calvados of course, but also perry and cider vinegar.Calvados Le Lieu Chéri ›
Try preparing your own calvados-based cocktails – nothing could be simpler!
What they say in the press
Calvados for beginners
If you have any questions, Aude Bottois (06 08 31 24 36) and Aurélie Nkeze (06 08 31 04 95) would be delighted to advise. You can also send an e-mail to email@example.com
If you can see it in one of those dusty liqueur bottles you might find hidden away at the back of an old French sideboard... then you need to rethink your preconceived ideas on our age-old apple brandy!
So where can you try a taste of the new generation of calvados?
At the Café Mango in Caen: how about a 'Calva Island' cocktail with calvados and aloe vera – so gentle on the palate!
At the bar at the Le Normandy hotel in Deauville: feel free! In fact, any occasion is the perfect occasion to enter this legendary establishment! You're sure to feel comfortable in the company of Marc Jean, the establishment's renowned bartender, who will be delighted to offer you a different taste of calvados in his Passion Normande or colourful Mademoiselle Rose cocktail.
Cider and calvados on the menu
At the Site Normand in Clécy: Local produce and traditional Normandy recipes are on the menu in this restaurant in the heart of Suisse Normande. Apples and their many by-products are offered pride of place!
Les Tonneaux du Père Magloire in Pont l'Évêque: Wait no longer, come and try an original cider fondue! Or an 'apple and smoked bacon delight'... All served inside a genuine old calvados vat.
Le Clos Deauville in Saint-Gatien: The chef's special dessert offers an insight into the restaurant's pride in its region: the 'Normandy aux pommes caramélisées' – caramelised apples and a taste of authentic Normandy!