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Molly Bishop recommends the Calvados Experience

14 August 2018

There is a new visitor attraction in Pont l’Eveque called Calvados Experience. It’s a brilliant way to fill at least an hour on a rainy day, check it out! It’s both informative, with the most beautiful films, and impressive, with great theatrical scenics but you also get 2 tastings at the end in their cool bar, with apple juice for kids. The shop sells all sorts of Calvados and other local produce, although not Pont l’Eveque cheese sadly! . It’s very recently opened and I spoke to someone there who told me they have plans to develop the new site even more over the next year. I shall subscribe to your news, bonne continuation! Mollie 

A big yes to the Calvados Experience!A big yes to the Calvados Experience!
A big yes to the Calvados Experience!

Lots to do on foot in Bayeux

Click on the tweets below for links

@IoWsparky has a great idea for a walking tour of Bayeux focusing on D-Day history


Some favourites from Julia

Thanks Julie!


Fun at Deauville horse racing

Giddy up!

A novel way to tour from Paul

Carteret by the sea

Wonderful wide sandy beaches, should we keep this one to ourselves?

The Civilians in War museum in Falaise

Definitely on our list of places to go.
Very good advice from Janet


Oh yes, always remember your Bonjour!

Playing choo choo!

A popular choice! Click on the tweet for a quick google map

A beautiful chateau

Chateau Venduvre and gardens

Cider and heritage – the perfect Normandy mix in Rots, Calvados

After our post about an unusual and very hard to find chapel near Launay, @perlineamvalli told us about this hidden little treasure NW of Caen:

chapel per ineam valli
Or for a treat, try their amazing weekend buffet.


Vieux-la-Romaine Roman town

Handy tweet from   (Archaeologist Mike Bishop!) 27/8/15

@Normandythennow Loved Harfleur & Honfleur, hated the crush at Mont St Michel, but enjoyed Vieux-la-Romaine Roman town; beautiful museum!


Ferme De La Sapinière

Per Lineam Valli @perlineamvalli: I rather enjoyed la ferme cidricole la Sapinière‘  @Normandythennow, but then I’m biased (I used to make cider).  Tours in English every day at 1430, followed by a tasting of cidre, pommeau, & calvados,  🙂

Ferme De La Sapinière


Swiss Normandy and Vire

Jane Potter ‏@drjanepotter ‘What to do when it rains in Normandy’ — Coffee in #SuisseNormande or browsing books in #Vire @Normandythennow
rain in normandy 1234


Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg

Miriam Krooswijk ‏@MiriamKrooswijk: ‘what to do when it rains in Normandy’ with young children visit Cite de la Mer in Cherbourg

Cite de la Mer, Cherbourg

La Chapelle-Montligeon

I found your site as I was doing some research on Brionne as we are staying in the area for a couple of weeks in August.

Your potted history is fascinating and humourous, I wish my teachers had a similar style, though 50 years ago humour was not often present in the classroom.

My wife and I and our children (and now grand children) have visited France many times and have stayed all over the country from Carcassonne to Dunkirk, Brest to Besancon but keep coming back to Normandy. Over the last few years we have stayed in La Chapelle-Montligeon, near Mortagne au Perche and if you ever get a postcard of the basilica then I would recommend a visit.

There is a fascinating story about Auguste Buguet, a priest who was concerned, both for the souls of the dead,who were in purgatory, and for the depopulation of the area.

It is a lovely village with an excellent hotel that serves wonderful food.

We have also stayed near Saint Hilaire du Harcouet, which I see you have visited too and visited Mortain, Vire and many other towns in the area. Normandy has so many castles, churches and Chateaus and good food, wine and cider.

Any way keep up the good work and I will continue exploring your site to see where else we can visit.

Rob Davidson, June 2015

Notre-Dame de Montligeon in the Orne
Notre-Dame de Montligeon in the Orne, with thanks to wiki images.

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