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Benjamin

Published January 10 2022

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Discover the charm of the Pays d'Auge by taking the Cider Route and meet the cider producers. On the program: guided tours, tastings and immersion in a remarkable natural and architectural heritage.

The Cider Route, what is it?

Located in Normandy, in the heart of the Augeronne countryside between Caen and Lisieux, the Cider Route is a 40 kilometer tourist circuit that crosses the Pays d'Auge. Straddling 3 communities of municipalities: Normandy Cabourg Pays d'Auge, Lisieux Normandy and Terre d'Auge, it highlights the cider products and producers. If you are pragmatic and a bit curious, the Cider Route it's a good way to discover the built and natural heritage of the Pays d'Auge and learn more about the history and ancestral know-how of cider production.

Now that the mystery of the Cider Route has been solved, one question is sure to bother you: where does it begin? To parody a legendary detective, we will answer you: “The answer is simple my dear Watson. The Cider Route is a 40 km long loop. It starts where you want it to.” But to facilitate your journey and optimize your organization, we advise you to start with Beuvron-en-Auge because: 

  • the village is classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France ;
  • the travel advisors from the Beuvron-en-Auge tourist office are there to help you create your itinerary and;
  • they can also tell you about small family productions which are not necessarily listed on the Cider Route.
La Route du Cidre

Guided tours and tastings on the Cider Route

The Cider Route brings together around twenty producers, almost half of whom are part of the brand Remarkable site of taste. The Remarkable Site of Taste brand, supported by 4 ministries, rewards a territory offering: 

  •  an iconic product
  •  a remarkable natural and architectural environment
  •  great hospitality

Among these producers, there are many who take pleasure in sharing the love of their profession and the quality of their products with their visitors. Cidre, calvados, knob, Pear, the list is long and there is no shortage of opportunities to taste these Norman nectars.

The Appellation d'Origine Protégée Cidre Pays d'Auge (AOP Pays d'Auge) guarantees production in accordance with ancestral know-how, with very precise specifications.

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Did you know?

The Cider Route is at the heart of the geographical basin which is home to the Appellation d'Origine Protégée Cidre Pays d'Auge (AOP Pays d'Auge)

A road trip in the pure Norman style

Let's sweep them away! The Cider Route, beyond being a tourist route with producers and agricultural products, is above all an invitation to discover the remarkable natural and architectural heritage of the Pays d'Auge.

Do like Thelma and Louise and take the car, direction Norman sweetness!

Famille à la ferme du Lieu Roussel
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Let yourself be carried away by the Norman air

At the wheel of your small city car, your family station wagon or your superb Cadillac, take pleasure in hurtling down the small roads that criss-cross the Pays d'Auge. Stop (when possible of course) on the roadside. Admire the landscape, feed your eyes with green images with these fields, these meadows and these orchards. Venture out with caution to observe grazing cows and horses. Take some time for yourself and breathe in the Norman air.

Maison à colombages dans Beuvron en Auge
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The quest for remarkable architecture

Continuing on your way you will certainly come across, at the bend of sometimes incongruous paths, on magnificent mansions and splendid half-timbered constructions. You will also cross many localities, villages and small towns such as Beaufour-Druval. But if you are looking for remarkable architecture, go and visit Beuvron-en-Auge, Bonnebosq or Cambremer, the 3 flagship villages of the Cider Route. 

In Beuvron-en-Auge, architecture is expressed through various buildings. You will see for example the halls - which have been restored with old materials, the manor of the XVe century or the Saint Martin church and the half-timbered houses dating from the XNUMXthe  and XVIIIe centuries.

Events around the Cider Route

On the 3 communities of municipalities, many events are organized around the cider route. On our territory, you will find in Beuvron-en-Auge:

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