In the heart of Pays D´Auge lies Beuvron-En Auge, a little Norman village surrounded by stud-farms, apple orchards and wide-open fields. It´s not surprising that it is considered one of the 10 most beautiful villages in France.
We visited Beuvron-En Auge on a beautiful spring day. Walking along the main street was like stepping into the pages of a fairy tale. The colorful half-timbered houses, the flowered façades, the delightful 15th- century manor, the charming cafes and antiques shops are truly a gem.
Take your time to fully appreciate every single detail of this beautiful village. The main square is surrounded by cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy a glass of sparkling cider. To make the most of your visit, why don´t you indulge yourself at Pavé d’Auge, a Michelin rated one star restaurant?
La Route du Cidre
Did you know Beuvron-En Auge is part in the famous Normandy’s Cider Route?
“La Route du Cidre” is a circular route of 40 km long that goes through quaint villages such as Beuvron-En Auge, Victot-Pontfol, Cambremer, Saint-Ouen-le-Pin, Bonnebosq and Beaufour-Druval.
As you meander through the countryside, you will find beautiful ochards, farms, wide-open fields where cattle graze freely, magnificent manor houses and chateax. You will love the charm, tranquility and serenity of Pays d’Auge.
The visit to a cellar is part of the experience. Producers are always delighted to explain visitors all the stages of the cider production so they can have considerable insight into the art of cider-making. Calvados destilleries can also be visited. Calvados is a pear and apple-based brandy created exclusively in Normandy.
This route reminds me to La Rioja Wine Tour in Spain where you can taste its world-renowned wines and have a memorable gastronomic experience with the backdrop of the Cantabrian mountains. If you are a wine lover, I strongly recommend you to visit my beloved Spain!!
Domaine Dupont is the most recognized French cider producer. Every day at 3.00 p.m. (Monday to Friday, 1st of May to 30th of September) there´s a free tour of distillery and cellars.
Apart from Beuvron-En Auge, Camemberg is another village that should be included in your itinerary while travelling around Normandy. The world-famous Camemberg cheese takes its name from this little village located in the Orne region.
According to the legend, Camemberg cheese was first created by a famer called Marie Harel who saved a priest from the guillotine during the French Revolution. He was so thankful that in return, he gave her the “secret” to perfect the cheese. In 1863, during a trip to Normandy, Napoleon III tasted it and fell in love inmediately with its flavour.
If you want to learn more about the production of this creamy, mild brie-like cheese, visit President Farm, one of the region’s largest Camembert producers.