Posted on 4 June 2024

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In the hustle and bustle of city life, there's nothing like a breath of fresh air and an invigorating stay in the picturesque Pays d'Auge countryside to recharge the batteries. If you still doubt it, here are five captivating reasons to choose the Augeron nature for a rejuvenating and detox weekend, in the Normandy greenery.

1. An idyllic rural setting

Green as far as the eye can see, that's the promise of the Pays d'Auge as soon as you arrive.

Here, every corner exudes serenity. No one can tell you if it's the countryside air or the greenery of the hills and meadows, but the charm and magic of the Pays d'Auge operates in a thousandth of a second. This disconcerting tranquility is experienced through walks and walks along the Cider Route.

Take the time to stroll (and even get lost) along the paths and marked roads to experience the sweetness of life that reigns here.

2. Gourmet and authentic gastronomy

Eat something beautiful and good.

We promise, for a resourceful and detox stay, we're not going to make you eat only green foods (but if you like that, you've come to the right place). Crunchy vegetables, tasty fruits, red meats and poultry: the Pays d'Auge is not left out when it comes to local products. And this is thanks to mother nature which offers perfect conditions for cultivation and breeding. The dishes produced here are harvested with love and care by our producers.

Besides, if you are a fan of markets, we invite you to go there to meet these enthusiasts who cultivate our territory. For lovers of good food, we have selected a few restaurants where chefs sublimate their products brilliantly. You will do good for your body and... your mind!

3. A calming nature

Detox is not just on the plate, it is also found in nature.

If you didn't know, the vast wooded areas of the Pays d'Auge are home to a rich and varied flora and fauna. With a little luck, discretion and discernment, you will be able to observe deer, badgers, foxes but also birds and insects. During your walk, don't hesitate to collect a few leaves to build your own herbarium. And yes, many tree species (oak, beech, ash, chestnut) populate the Augeron countryside and forests.

Did you know ?

If you take the Clermont chapel circuit, at one point along the route you will follow an avenue lined with centuries-old beech trees. By following them, you will arrive at a viewpoint overlooking the Dives marshes, at around 100 m altitude.

All you have to do is switch to “airplane mode”. Take the opportunity to observe birds in their natural habitat, marvel at the diversity of plants and flowers, or simply sit by a stream and listen to the gentle murmur of water and frogs who croak.

4. A shared complicity

I whisper in the horses' ears.

Horse riding fans will find what they are looking for in Pays d'Auge. There's nothing like a horseback ride through the countryside to reconnect with the land and rediscover a feeling of freedom.

Whether you are beginners or experienced riders, the equestrian centers will be able to offer you activities adapted to your level, for unforgettable moments of bonding with these majestic animals.

5. An architectural heritage

Behind each gate is a beautiful mansion.

The Pays d’Auge is not only a horse land. It also stands out for its typical Norman architecture, its manor houses and its magnificent portals. If you stroll along the Cider Route, you will definitely pass towns and villages with picturesque streets, such as Beuvron-en-Auge, which is classified among the Most Beautiful Villages in France. If you're driving, take a break, get off, admire the architecture, and knock on wood (if you're superstitious). The half-timbered houses will perhaps reveal some secrets to you.

A true haven of peace where every weekend is an invitation to relax and disconnect, the Pays d'Auge is much more than a point on a map: it is a journey where the journey matters as much as the destination.

So, don't hesitate any longer and treat yourself to an authentic and charming stay, where time seems to stand still and where happiness can be savored in every moment.

Would you like a personalized and free travel diary?

To prepare for your visit and have everything to hand, contact our tourist offices and ask for your own travel card.

Entirely personalized by our holiday advisers, you will find accommodation, activities, restaurants and sites and places to visit according to your affinities and your desires! And it works equally well for solo travelers, couples and families!

These events that take you to the Pays d’Auge

Fête des géraniums


Geranium Festival

Le May 05

Les courses hippiques d’Angerville


Angerville horse racing

Du 07 August au August 14, 2024

Fête du cidre et de la pomme


Cider and apple festival

Le 20 Oct.

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