Pays d'Auge: Calvados, Cider & Camembert
This shore tour is not yet available for purchase. Specific details for this program are not yet finalized and the tour elements are subject to change. An email announcement will be sent to all confirmed group members 4 to 5 months before departure.
In addition to the D-Day beaches, Normandy is known for its famous cheeses, picturesque seaside towns and world-class apple brandy called Calvados.
From the port of Caudebec-en-Caux you will head into the lush countryside of the Pays d'Auge, birthplace of iconic cheeses such as Camembert and Neufchâtel. Visit a local farm and discover how unique elements come together in this region of France to produce the best tasting cheese.
Guess will also visit a cider and Calvados producer. World-class apple cider is produced in Normandy and used to make brandy that rivals the best Cognac and Armagnac. Over 120 different varieties of apples may be used in Calvados production which must then be aged in oak casks for a minimum of two years, although the best Calvados is aged for 20 years or more.