Top 10 Distilleries in Basse-Normandie, Normandy

March 7, 2022 Hana Mouser

Discover the best top things to do in Basse-Normandie, France including Cidrerie Le Pere Mahieu, Distillerie La Monnerie, Ferme De La Commanderie, Calvados Garnier, Chateau De La Biere, Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, Cidrerie-Distillerie Theo Capelle, Calvados Pierre Huet, Chateau du Breuil, Calvados Christian Drouin.
Restaurants in Basse-Normandie

1. Cidrerie Le Pere Mahieu

17 B Hameau les Mesles Cherbourg, 50340 Bricquebosq France +33 2 33 93 03 79 [email protected] http://www.leperemahieu.com/cidrerie-le-pere-mahieu.php
Excellent
86%
Good
14%
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5.0 based on 84 reviews

Cidrerie Le Pere Mahieu

Le Père Mahieu is a traditional cider farm, located near from Les Pieux, on the road linking Barneville-Carteret to Cherbourg. For optimum quality, our orchards are conducted in organic agriculture. The guided visit is free (for individuals). You will lead the press of th 30's, the aging cellar of Calvados and alambic, to finish by a free tasting or our products : apple juice, cider, pommeau, cider vinegar, Calvados. You can see the orchard located about 500m by foot or car.

2. Distillerie La Monnerie

la Monnerie, 61100 Cerisy-Belle-Etoile France +33 2 33 66 39 07 [email protected] http://www.distillerie-monnerie.com
Excellent
88%
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5.0 based on 25 reviews

Distillerie La Monnerie

We welcome you all year round in groups or individually for a friendly guided visit to the La Monnerie Distillery in the heart of the bocage and Normandy Switzerland. During which we reveal the secrets of the slow transformation of the apple into Cider, Pommeau and Calvados, duration of the visit 1 hour according to the curiosity of the visitors. We invite you to live an authentic experience to discover the process of making AOC Calvados and enter our cellars which house centuries-old barrels. The visit is always ensured by an executive of the domain in order to transmit you a real know-how. We invite you to our world where know-how and quality have supported the concerns of our family since 1920. A tasting is always offered. Groups welcome by reservation, program at the convenience of the organizers.

3. Ferme De La Commanderie

La Commanderie, 50340 Grosville France +33 2 33 04 32 30 [email protected] http://www.ferme-de-la-commanderie.fr
Excellent
80%
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5.0 based on 5 reviews

Ferme De La Commanderie

4. Calvados Garnier

La Queue de Frenes, 61800 Tinchebray-Bocage France +33 2 33 66 63 71 http://www.facebook.com/DisitillerieGarnier/
Excellent
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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Calvados Garnier

5. Chateau De La Biere

Lieu Dit le Fay, 61700 Lonlay-l'Abbaye France +33 2 33 38 07 86 http://chateau-de-la-biere.com
Excellent
88%
Good
13%
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5.0 based on 8 reviews

Chateau De La Biere

6. Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience

Route de Trouville, 14130, Pont-L'Eveque France +33 2 31 64 30 31 [email protected] http://www.calvados-experience.com
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5.0 based on 392 reviews

Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience

Set in the heart of Normandy, Calvados Père Magloire L'Experience is a world-class visitor attraction that immerses the audience in a multi-sensory journey. Visitors discover and witness the mystery of transformation that turns apples into Calvados, from the region’s orchards to the cellars passing by the distillery. This unique experience culminates in an exquisite tasting. Become a Calvados connoisseur.

Reviewed By vassilyborisovich - Datchet, United Kingdom

We took our friends from Belarus to Normandie for a couple of days' stay, and on our penultimate day took in part of the Route de Cidre. To round off the day, we decided on a whim to pass through Pont L'Eveque...ours was the only car in the car park late afternoon, so we thought the facility might be closed, but the four of us walked across to the main building (fingers crossed).... As three of us were Russian speakers, the manager asked if we would like to hear the programme in Russian..... What a fabulous venue, superb visual and audio presentations, covering the history of Normandie, Eau de Vie, processing, etc., rounded off by an excellent tasting with the guidance of knowledgeable staff. Not to be missed!

7. Cidrerie-Distillerie Theo Capelle

1 le Haut de la Lande Sotteville, 50340 Cherbourg-Octeville, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin France +33 2 33 04 41 17 http://www.theo-capelle.com
Excellent
66%
Good
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

Cidrerie-Distillerie Theo Capelle

8. Calvados Pierre Huet

Manoir La Briere des Fontaines - 5, Avenue des Tilleuls, 14340 Cambremer, Lisieux France +33 2 31 63 01 09 [email protected] http://www.calvados-huet.com/
Excellent
57%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Calvados Pierre Huet

Reviewed By LozzarAgR

We were 4 adults and were well received. For 12 euros (3 pp) we had a brilliant and well informed tour of the press, cellars, and distillery; very interesting, good value for money and learnt a lot about how cider, pommeau (bit like port or sherry) and calvados are produced. We then had a tasting of different ciders, pommeau and different ages of calvados. No pressure to buy but of course we did as it was so good! Tour is at 11am or 3pm and in English, she spoke English exceptionally well and was extremely engaging.very good tour. Highly recommended.

9. Chateau du Breuil

les Jourdains, 14130 Le Breuil-en-Auge France +33 2 31 65 60 00 [email protected] https://chateau-breuil.info/en/home/
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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4.5 based on 192 reviews

Chateau du Breuil

10. Calvados Christian Drouin

1895 route de Trouville, 14130 Coudray-Rabut, Pont-L'Eveque France +33 2 31 64 30 05 [email protected] http://www.calvados-drouin.com
Excellent
73%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Calvados Christian Drouin

Calvados Christian Drouin estate is located in the heart of "Pays d'Auge" area in an old Norman farm whose architecture is typical of the 17th century architecture of the Auge area. Our welcome its personal touch will tell you about the versatility and history of Norman cider and apple brandy making (cider, peary, Pommeau, Calvados and Gin). You will visit our traditional orchard planted of old cider apple varieties, our craft implements: the hydraulic press, the double distillation stills, the old casks. A free tasting of cider, peary, pommeau de Normandie and calvados is offered after the visit. Christian Drouin offers a large range of old vintages including 1939. The art his Calvados was acknowledged by the award of 217 gold medals in spirits competitions as well as the prize of the best European spirit producer in 2013 at the IWSC in London. The distillery is also certified "EPV" ,recognition of the French State set up to distinguish French companies with craftsmanship excellence.

Reviewed By Lozza99 - Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

My partner and I are visiting Honfleur for a few days and are passionate about local produce, so we decided today to drive down to visit the Calvados Christian Drouin distillery. It was very quiet but we were greeted warmly by a gentleman who gave us some warm cider. He then took us on a tour and gave us a great insight to the workings of the distillery. This was followed by a generous tasting of several varieties and ages of Calvados (VSOP, XO, Hors d’Ages) plus cider, pommeau and gin. All in all a great find and we came away with a bag full of goodies. Well worth a visit.

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