Beuvron-en-Auge, one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, is in the Pays d'Auge, 30 km from Caen and Lisieux. It is a village that smells of the land with its fields of apple trees, its half-timberings, its horses, its small shops and its local producers. On the way for a 100% Norman getaway through a life-size postcard!
973 hectares of pure Normandy
Former stronghold of the powerful Harcourt family, Beuvron-en-Auge is a small town shaped by Norman architecture. At the edge of the village, the houses that line the streets and alleys plunge you into a picturesque atmosphere. Wood, slate, tile: the raw materials are there.
In the center of the village, on the Vermughen Square, it is a concentrate of architecture which can be observed quietly with houses with typical Norman facades, a manor house which dates from the XNUMXthe century, halls and small shops. In an instant, the charm works.
Beuvron-en-Auge is not just a postcard village. It is an invitation to take advantage of the Norman sweetness within the Auge countryside. On foot, on horseback, by bicycle, in a sidecar or by car, all means are good to crisscross the roads and paths and set off to meet the green nature of the Pays d'Auge, the animals that live there and the mansions. (the Lieu Chartier, La Hogue, the Lieu Angot, the Manor of Sens, the Place Hocquart) which illustrate the landscape.
With a stud every 4 km2, you never feel alone. And believe me, when you're a horse, it's nice to know that you have friends not far away to go frolicking in the Auge countryside!Village Mystic- Racehorse
Did you know?
The name of Beuvron would come from “BEAVER” which would mean beaver in Latin. In reference to the Beuvronnet and the Doigt, rivers which are perfect playgrounds for these small animals.
A village that has been able to reinvent itself
It's in the XVe century, on the lands of the Harcourt family, that Beuvron-en-Auge begins to develop. Over the centuries, the village prospered. The arrival of the railway in 1879 reinforced the effervescence of the small town. Beuvron-en-Auge then became an important crossroads for the livestock trade.
After the rural exodus of the 1970s, many businesses and workshops closed down. The dynamism of the village evaporates, and Beuvron-en-Auge sadly approaches the list of deserted villages.
In order to safeguard the charm of their village and the Architectural Heritage that he represents, the municipality, under the impetus of Michel Vermughen (the mayor at the time), embarked with the help of the Department and the State on a program of restoration and enhancement.
Under the watchful and expert eye of Yves Lescroart (specialized in civil architecture and the heritage of Normandy), professionals and villagers here restore the facades of the buildings and rebuild the halls by setting up an old barn in the center of the square. Today, these same halls are still present. They shelter Le Pavé d’Auge and a few shops.
It is this long collaborative work that has given back to Beuvron-en-Auge these colors of yesteryear, allowing it to be one of the first villages to be classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France.
Beuvron-en-Auge, starting point of the Cider Route
With its architectural heritage, Beuvron-en-Auge has another particularity: that of being at the start of the Cider Route, a 40 km tourist circuit that takes you on a journey through the Pays d'Auge and takes you to meet cider producers.
Take the time to taste the delicious products from the exploitation of the apple. Juice, cider, calvados and pommeau: they will have no more secrets for you.
What can you do in Beuvron-en-Auge?
here are some ideas of activities to do and places to visit if you go to Beuvron-en-Auge during your stay. And if you like local festivities, let yourself be tempted by the Geranium Fair, the Boogie Woogie Festival at Haras and the Cider and Apple Festival.