Beuvron-en-Auge, one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France, is situated in the Pays d'Auge, 30 miles from Caen and Lisieux. The village is characteristic of the region with its apple orchards, half-timbered houses, horses, quaint little shops and local producers. Get ready for an authentic Normandy getaway in a picture-postcard setting!
973 hectares of pure Normandy
The former fiefdom of the powerful Harcourt family, Beuvron-en-Auge is a small village shaped by Norman architecture. As soon as you enter the village, the houses lining the streets and alleyways plunge you into its picturesque atmosphere. Wood, slate and tile are everywhere to be seen.
At the centre of the village, on Place Vermughen, you can quietly admire the concentration of architecture with the typical Norman facades, a 15th century manor, a covered market and quaint shops. The village oozes charm.
Beuvron-en-Auge is not just a picture-postcard village. It's an invitation to enjoy the gentle Normandy way of life at the heart of the Auge countryside. On foot, horseback, bike, in a sidecar or car, all are perfect ways of exploring the roads and pathways to discover the green countryside of the Pays d'Auge, the animals which live here and the manors (Lieu Chartier, La Hogue, Lieu Angot, Manoir de Sens, Lieu Hocquart) which adorn the landscape.
With a stud every XNUMX square kilometers, you never feel alone. And believe me, when you're a horse, it's nice to know you have friends close by to go frolicking with through the Auges countryside!Village Mystic- Racehorse
Did you know?
The name Beuvron is thought to come from "BIBER" which means beaver in Latin. In reference to the Beuvronnet and Doigt rivers which are perfect playgrounds for these little animals.
A village which has managed to reinvent itself
Beuvron-en-Auge first started to develop in the 15th century, on the lands owned by the Harcourt family. Over the centuries, the village prospered. With the arrival of the railway in 1879 the little town became even more vibrant. Beuvron-en-Auge established itself as an important crossroads for the livestock trade.
After the rural exodus of the 1970s, many shops and workshops closed. The village lost its vitality, and Beuvron-en-Auge seemed destined to become yet another deserted village.
In order to safeguard the charm of the village and its architectural heritage, the municipality, on the initiative of Michel Vermughen (the then mayor), launched, with the financial support of local authorities and the State, a programme of restoration and improvement.
Under the expert eye of Yves Lescroart (a specialist in civil architecture and Normandy heritage), professionals and villagers restored the facades of the buildings and reconstructed the covered market by installing an old barn in the centre of the square. This covered market is still there today. It is home to the Le Pavé d’Auge restaurant and some shops.
These years of teamwork restored Beuvron-en-Auge to its former glory, enabling it to become one of the first villages to be listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France.
Beuvron-en-Auge, starting point for the Cider Route
In addition to its architectural heritage, Beuvron-en-Auge has another specificity: it is the departure point for the Cider Route, a 25 miles tourist route through the Pays d'Auge allowing you to call in on a number of the region's cider producers.
Take the time to sample the delicious products made from apples. Apple juice, cider, calvados and pommeau: discover all the secrets of their production.
Things to do in Beuvron-en-Auge
Here are a few ideas for some activities and places to visit if you are passing through Beuvron-en-Auge during your stay in the region. And if you enjoy local events, check out the Geranium Fair, the Boogie Woogie au Haras Festival and the Cider and Apple Festival.