Normandy has been described as ‘the larder of Paris’ which is not surprising considering the gastronomic delights of the area and its proximity to the capital. Normandy is a foodie’s dream!
This area of Northern France has a fantastic variety of produce. There are apple orchards a-plenty from which such delights as apple juice, cider, pommeau and that delicious tipple Calvados are produced.
Then there are those cheeses which include the deliciously smelly, soft, creamy Camembert and also the less known Livarot and Pont l’Eveque soft cheeses.
Dairy produce in Normandy is generally superb with the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) ‘beurre d’Isigny’ butter having a reputation as one of the finest butters in the world. It, along with the rich cream from the area, is used in the production of the very moreish ‘caramels d’Isigny’.
Let’s not forget the salt marsh lamb bred on the salt flats near Mont Saint Michel which has a flavour like no other.
Our tailor made Normandy for foodies itinerary will introduce you to these delights and more. We’ll arrange a guided visit for you to producers of the finest apple juice and Calvados and give you detailed information on the ‘Route du Cidre’ through the picturesque Pays ‘Auge.
Discover the history of Camembert cheese in the village of that name and enjoy tastings there too. Genuine cheese lovers will love the ‘Route du Camembert’ on which they’ll travel through beautiful Normandy countryside and meet producers of this fine cheese.
This single centre, fully flexible itinerary is based in the Caen area of Normandy and will form the basis from which your own personal itinerary will be created.
We suggest you fly into Paris which is only 2 hours from Caen by car. Alternatively, take a cross-Channel ferry from the UK into Caen or even Cherbourg or Le Havre from where you can hire a car.
The price for this Normandy for foodie’s trip will depend on your accommodation choice, the number of people, the time of year and which elements of the itinerary you wish to include.
This itinerary can be combined with any of the others on our site to create a complete trip to France. We suggest you combine it with elements of our historic Normandy itinerary for a real insight into the area.