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                                                                   TOURIST GUIDE 2018
                                                              LISIEUX NORMANDIE
                                                                                        SUD PAYS D’AUGE

Cambremer . Lisieux . Livarot-Pays d’Auge . Mézidon Vallée d’Auge . Moyaux . Orbec . Saint-Pierre-en-Auge
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Welcome to the Pays d’Auge
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Pays d’Auge, a summarised version
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Normandy !
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Do not hesitate to follow the small
                                                                                                                                                                                                  country roads and discover this well-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  preserved region which will never fail
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to surprise you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Discover a stud farm and its
                                                                                                                                                                                                  magnificent horses dotted around
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the fields… apple trees in bloom in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the spring or covered with fruit in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  autumn… a typical Auge manor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Everywhere, you will be astonished by
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the peace and quiet and gentle way
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of life. Those who enjoy good food
                                                                                                                                                                                                  will delight in our regional produce
                                                                                                                                                                                                  recognised for its quality... so be sure
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to try our seven AOC products, which
                                                                                                                                                                                                  include cheese and cider!
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Pays d’Auge, an exceptional land
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to be enjoyed without moderation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  6    religious heritage
                                                                                                                                                                                                  10   architectural heritage
                                                                                                                                                                                                  16   parks and gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                  20   animal wonders
                                                                                                                                                                                                  22   local produce
                                                                                                                                                                                                  32   sport and leisure
Calvados Boulard © David-Morganti
                                                                                                                                                                                                  40   arts and crafts
Information communicated in November 2017. The Tourist Offices may not be held liable in the event of any modifications which may occur during the year. Realisation:                             42   restaurants
Communication Service LINTERCOM / Photographic credits : Sanctuaire de Lisieux - Fromagerie Graindorge - OT Orbec / P. 6 : Les Amis de la Cathédrale / P.7 : Sanctuaire de Lisieux / P. 8 :       54   night bars
OT Lisieux, Sanctuaire sainte Thérèse, St-Pierre-sur-Dives, OT Livarot / P. 10 : Pôle Muséal Lisieux Normandie / P. 11 : Philippe Dorléans / P. 12 : Château de Crèvecœur, Château de
Vendeuvre / P. 13 : Château de Grisy, Château de Carel / P. 15 : Pôle Muséal Lisieux Normandie, OT Livarot, OT Pays de l’Orbiquet, OT St-Pierre-sur-Dives / P. 16 : Château de Canon /            58   2018 events
P. 17 : Cambremer©Vudoiseau / P. 18 : OT Pays de l’Orbiquet, Studio Tava, OT Livarot, Calvados Tourisme / P. 19 : OT St-Pierre-sur-Dives / P. 20 : Cerza, Clos des Ratites / P. 21 :
Dame Blanche / P. 22 : photo Rojkoff / P. 24 : Calvados Tourisme / P. 25 : OT Lisieux / P. 26 : Fromagerie Graindorge, Domaine Saint-Hippolyte / P. 28 : Subbotina Anna-Fotolia /
                                                                                                                                                                                                  60   practical information
P. 29 : La Safranière de la Venelle du Moulin / P. 30 : Torréfaction du Pays d’Auge, Les Biscuits d’Orbec / P. 32 : Laser Impact, schatzi-park / P. 35 : La Loco Mézidon Canon, Saint-            61   picnic areas
Pierre-sur-Dives, Phovoir Images / P. 36 : OT Pays de l’Orbiquet / P. 37 : Phovoir Images / P. 38 : OT Livarot / P. 40 : S. Badarello / P. 55 : parallel dream Adobe Stock / P. 58 : OTLivarot,
Château de Crèvecœur, Sanctuaire Sainte Thérèse / P. 59 : OT Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives / P. 62 : maho-Fotolia / P. 63 : Calvados Tourisme. / Printed : Imprimerie Marie Honfleur /
                                                                                                                                                                                                  62   campervan areas
December 2017                                                                                                                                                                                     63   tourist offices
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Le Pin

                                                                                                                                                                  Coquainvilliers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Moyaux
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fauguernon
                                                                                                                                                                                 Ouilly
                                                                                                                                                                              le Vicomte
                                                                                                   Montreuil en Auge                                                                             Rocques            Hermival                 Ouilly du
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    les Vaux                  Houley        Fumichon
                                                                                                                    Saint Ouen
                                                                                                                      Le Pin                Le Pré                                                                                     Firfol
                                                                         Saint Laurent                                                      d’Auge                                        Lisieux
                                                             Notre Dame du Mont Cambremer                                                                       Saint Désir
                         Méry Corbon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        L’Hôtellerie
                                                          d’Estrées - Corbon
                    Méry Bissières           Biéville                                                                       La Boissière                                                                                                                 Marolles
                                            Quétiéville                        Crèvecœur
                      en Auge                                                                                       La                                                                                              Glos
                                                                                en Auge Notre Dame                                                                                            Beuvillers
                    Bissières                                                          de Livaye                Houblonnière                                                                                                       Courtonne
                                                                                                                                     Saint Pierre
        Croissanville                             Belle Vie             St Loup                                              Les                                                                                                  la Meurdrac
                                                                       de Fribois
                                                                                                                                         des Ifs                              Saint Martin
                        Magny le Freule           en Auge                              Monteille                         Monceaux                                                                                                                            Cordebugle
                                                                                                          Lécaude                                                              de la Lieue                     Le Mesnil
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Guillaume
                                                                                                                                                                                            Saint Jean                        Saint Denis
                                                                                                                         Le Mesnil                   Le Mesnil
                                                                 Le Mesnil Mauger                                                                                                            de Livet                         de Mailloc                    Courtonne
                                                                                                      Grandchamp           Simon                      Eudes                                                 Saint Martin
                        Mézidon Canon                                                                  le Château                                                                                            de Mailloc                                  les Deux Eglises
                                                      Mézidon Vallée d’Auge                                                                                                                                                             Saint Julien
                                                                                                                                                                   Saint Germain                                                         de Mailloc
                                                                                                                                 Lessard
                                                                                                         Saint Julien                                                 de Livet                   Prêtreville
                                                                                                                               et le Chêne                                                                                 Saint Pierre
Vieux Fumé                                                                               Les Authieux
                                Percy en Auge                                                             le Faucon                                                                                                         de Mailloc Valorbiquet
                                                                                            Papion                                                                                                                                          La Chapelle Yvon
                                                   Ouville la
         Magny la Campagne                                                                                        Coupesarte                                                          Auquainville                       Saint Cyr
                                                  Bien Tournée
                                                                                                                                       Le Mesnil                                                                        du Ronceray
                                                                                                                                        Durand          Le Mesnil Germain
                                                                 Bretteville            Vieux Pont                                                                                                                                Tordouet
                                          Thiéville
                                                                  sur Dives              en Auge            Castillon                                                                                    Fervaques
                                                                                                            en Auge           Saint Martin                                            Cheffreville                                              Saint Martin
                                                                                                                             du Mesnil Oury                                           Tonnencourt                                               de Bienfaite
                                                                 Hiéville
                                          Saint Pierre
                                                                                         Boissey                                                                  Sainte Marguerite                        La Croupte                                            Orbec
                                           sur Dives                                                                            Saint Michel
                                                                                                         Sainte Marguerite                                            des Loges                                                       Cernay
                                                                                                                                  de Livet                                                                                                                                        La Vespière
                                                                                                             de Viette                                                                Livarot Pays d’Auge
                                                                                    Mittois                                                          Livarot
                                                                                                                                Le Mesnil                                                                                                                              La Vespière
                                                                                                Saint Georges Montviette         Bacley                                                                                                                                  Friardel
                                                                                                                                                                                             Notre Dame de Courson       Préaux                  Cerqueux       Friardel
                                                                                                   en Auge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Saint Sébastien
                                                                                                                                                                Saint Ouen       Bellou
                                                                                                                              Heurtevent
                                                                 Saint-Pierre en Auge                                                          La Brévière
                                                                                                                                                                  le Houx

                                                                                                                                       La Chapelle                                            Les Moutiers Hubert                                                     La Folletière
                                                                                                                                       Haute Grue                                                                           Meulles                                     Abenon
                                                                                                                        Tortisambert
                                                                                                                                                   Val de Vie
                                                                                                                                       Sainte Foy de                    Lisores                                                              Familly
                                                           Vaudeloges                 L’Oudon                                          Montgommery
                                                                                                               Les Autels
                                                                                                              Saint Bazile                     Saint Germain de
                                                                                                                                                Montgommery

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Orbec
                                                                                                                                     Situated on the border
                                                                                                                                     of the Eure and Orne
                                                                                                                                     Departments, the small
                                                                  Livarot - Pays d’Auge                                              medieval town of Orbec
                                                                  Specialising in metal                                              (about 2,500 inhabitants)
                                                                  production from Antiquity        Mézidon Vallée                    will charm you with its
                                 Lisieux                                                                                             well-preserved traditional
                                                                  to the 17th century, above       d’Auge
                                 Although nowadays                                                                                   heritage. A walk through
                                                                  all, Livarot is known for        Mézidon Canon, between            the town will allow you to
                                 Lisieux is known around
                                                                  its cheese. The famous           the Pays d’Auge and               discover the half-timbered
                                 the world because of Saint
                                                                  “Colonel” brought riches         the Caen plain, is the            houses typical of the region
                                 Thérèse, its origins date
                                                                  and wealth to the town           westernmost gateway to            and appreciate the quality
                                 back much further in time.
                                                                  throughout the 19th              the region. The gardens           and variety of Norman
                                 In Gallo-Roman times, its                                                                           produce available at the
                                                                  century and the first part       of Canon Castle, listed
    The Pays d’Auge, a           inhabitants were called                                                                             local shops. The many
                                                                  of the 20th century. This        as “remarkable gardens”
    region of art and            Lexovii… and are now                                                                                hiking paths leaving from
                                                                  cheese speciality continues      or Crêvecoeur en Auge
    history                      called Lexoviens.                                                                                   Orbec are a great way for
                                                                  to be of interest today          medieval castle are two           visitors to discover the
                                 A market town with               and the manufacturing
    For its history and                                                                            essential tourist sites in this   region and its charms:
                                 modern cultural and sports       secrets of Pays d’Auge PDO                                         manors, stud farms,
    rich heritage, the Pays                                                                        region which will delight
                                 facilities (media library,       cheeses can be discovered                                          little country churches,
    d’Auge was awarded                                                                             history enthusiasts and
                                 aquatic centre, Italian-style    at the Graindorge cheese                                           traditional wash places…
    the Region of Art and                                                                          all those who appreciate
                                 theatre, and more), Lisieux      factory, a free visit which is
    History label by the                                                                           beautiful sites.
                                 is a town where life is good.    well worth the detour.                                             Saint-Pierre-en-Auge
    Ministry of Culture.
                                 Take time to stroll around                                                                          In addition to its Abbey,
    From the coast to the                                         The Pays de Livarot              Moyaux                            Saint Pierre-sur-Dives, a
    inland countryside,          the town centre and              also benefits from a             The heritage of this typical      town with about 3,700
    a wide range of              discover the wealth of civil     network of hiking trails         village with a population         inhabitants, is proud of
    discoveries await you.       and religious heritage, the      for experienced walkers          of about 1,200 people             its monastic buildings, a
    Near Lisieux, the capital,   many townhouses, the             as well as a selection of        will delight you. Around          medieval Covered Market,
    you will experience a        incredible half-timbered         itineraries for families.        the village square and the        and a town centre which
    region of horses and         houses… not to mention           Manors, wash houses and          church with its leaning           offers an incredibly rare
    a preserved natural          its Basilica and all the sites   typical churches adorn the       steeple, you will be able         architectural heritage. The
                                 representative of Thérèse’s                                                                         town is particularly lively
    environment, with its                                         bocage landscapes. And,          to admire a beautiful             on Monday mornings with
    famous local produce         life (Carmel, Maison des         many farmers will titillate      collection of half-timbered       the traditional market…
    and top-quality rural        Buissonnets, and so on).         your taste buds with their       houses very characteristic        indisputably one of the
    architecture!                Enjoy your visit!                delicious local produce.         of the architecture of Auge.      most famous in the region.
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                                                        MAP OF THE MAIN TOURIST
                                                        SITES IN LISIEUX

                                                        1    Basilica / Diorama
                                                        2    Les Buissonnets
                                                        3    Carmel
                                                        4    Cathedrale Saint-Pierre
                                                        5    Museum of Art and History
                               1                        6    Saint-Jacques Church
                                                        7    Theatre
                                                        8    Media library A. Malraux
                                                        9    Aquatic center Le Nautile
                                                        10   Chocolaterie Mérimée
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REL IGIO U S                                                                                 THE SITES OF SAINT THÉRÈSE

    H ERITAG E                                                                                   Basilica
                                                                                                 One of the biggest churches
                                                                                                 to have been built in the 20th
                                                                                                 century. Construction started in 1929,
                                                                                                 it was blessed in 1937 and consecrated
                                                                                                 in 1954. Its walls and the crypt walls
                                                                                                 are decorated with mosaics reflecting
                                                                                                 on the message of Ste Therese. There
                                                                                                 are relics of the saint in the Basilica
                                                                                                 transept. The crypt contains the relics
                                                      THE CITY WITH THREE SAINTS                 of the saints, Louis and Zélie Martin.
                                                                                                  Avenue Jean XXIII 14100 Lisieux
                                                      Therese Martin was born in Alençon             From November to March 9 am
                                                      (Orne) in 1873. She died of tuberculosis   - 5.30 pm. April to October : 9 am -
                                                      on 30 september 1897 at the Carmel         7.00pm. Free entrance
                                                      of Lisieux which she entered at the age
                                                      of 15. Published a year after her death,   Cathedral Saint-Pierre
                                                      her autobiography “A Story of Soul” (or    Saint Peter’s Cathedral : A Gothic-
                                                      “Autobiography of a Saint”) is known       Norman building from the late 12th
                                                      the world over. In 1997, Therese, as       century, it illustrates the transition
                                                      patron saint of the Missions, became       between the Romanesque and Gothic
                                                      the third woman saint to be raised to      styles. It was the headquarters of a
                                                      the rank of “Doctor of the Church”.        diocese until the French Revolution.
                                                                                                 Its parishioners included Saint Thérèse
                                                      On October 18, 2015, Louis and Zélie       and Saint Louis Martin. There are many
                                                      Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse,      reminders of her time here. It was in
                                                      were canonized together by Pope            these chapels that Thérèse’s vocation
                                                      Francis in Saint Peter’s Square in Rome.   was revealed to her.
                                                      This event makes Lisieux a unique          Place F. Mitterrand 14100 Lisieux
                                                      place in the world, a city with three      9.30 am – 6.30 pm.
                                                      saints who were members of the same            Disabled access on Rue du Paradis
                   Cathedral Saint-Pierre - Lisieux   family                                     and Allée Hugonin.
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In the footsteps
                                                                                                                         of Saint Theresa...
                                                                                                                         follow the blue line
                                                                                                                         By following the blue line marked
                                                                                 The Wax Museum                          along the ground, we hope
                                       Zélie and Louis Martin                                                            you will enjoy a walk through
                                                                                 Wax museum located on the site
                                                                                 of the basilica. It depicts 11 scenes   Lisieux. This line will lead you to
                                       Les Buissonnets
                                                                                 from the life of Saint Thérèse,         the various sites whose history
                                       The Martin family house. Here the
                                                                                 using full size models. The highly      is associated with Saint Theresa.
                                       furniture and objects familiar to
                                                                                 realistic scene is accompanied by       During the walk you will also
Thérèse Martin                         Therese and her family can be seen.
                                                                                 an appropriate commentary in 6          discover the centre of Lisieux,
                                       The major events of her childhood
                                                                                 languages (French, English, German,     whose rich history is reflected in
Carmel of Lisieux                      are recalled through a recorded
                                                                                 Dutch, Italian and Spanish)...          its impressive architecture. You
The Carmel chapel contains             commentary in each room.
                                                                                     Avenue Jean XXIII 14100 Lisieux.    can begin from any point on the
the tomb of ste Therese. She is        Chemin des Buissonnets
                                                                                 Open from 2pm to 6pm from Easter        marked route. You can obtain a
represented there lying on her         14100 Lisieux
                                                                                 to October half-term and during         brochure detailing the various
deathbed wearing the habit of          From Easter until the beginning of
                                                                                 school holidays.                        sites from the Office de Tourisme
the Carmelite order. Pilgrims are      October: 10am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm
                                                                                 Entry free of charge                    as well as from the sites dedicated
offered a spiritual tour, combining    - 6pm. October and March (until Easter)
                                                                                                                         to Saint Theresa. Enjoy your visit!
modern means and numerous              10am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5pm
authentic objects, to enable them to   From November until february : 10am       « Les Villes Sanctuaires                One day pilgrimage
rediscover and explore the message     - midday and 2pm - 4pm. / Closed :        de France »                             In summer, a guided pilgrimage in
of st Theresa.                         mid-November to mid-December, 25          Along with Alençon, Ars, Chartres,      the footsteps of Saint Theresa, led
    rue du Carmel 14100 Lisieux        December and 1 January. Closed every      Cotignac, Guebwiller, Plan d’Aups       by voluntary guides. Information
7.20am - 7pm (6.30 pm from 1/11 to     Sunday in the morning. Free entrance      La Sainte Baume, Saint Maximin,         02 31 48 55 08
15/03). Free entrance                                                            Lourdes, Nevers, Paray-le-Monial, le
                                       Saint-Jacques Church                      Mont-Saint-Michel, Notre Dame de        ­­Sanctuary of Lisieux
Carmel Museum                          This Gothic edifice without a             la Salette, Thierenbach, Le Puy-en-     31 rue du Carmel - B.P. 62095
   The Carmel Museum, open from        transept, which was begun in 1498         Velay, Rocamadour, Sainte Anne          14102 Lisieux
9 am to 6 pm, closed in January.       and completed in 1540, now houses         d’Auray and Vézelay, Lisieux is part    Tel. 02 31 48 55 08
Free admission.                        exhibitions. Church open only for         of the Association des Villes           Fax 02 31 48 55 26
Every day from 9am to 7pm (6.30pm      temporary exhibitions.                    Sanctuaires en France.                  www.therese-de-lisieux.com
from the 1/11 to the 15/03)            Rue Saint-Jacques 14100 Lisieux           www.villes-sanctuaires.com              info@therese-de-lisieux.com
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SAINT-PIERRE-SUR-DIVES
                                      Masses at the Abbey : Tuesday,
                                      Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Masses                            9.30am and Sunday 11.00am
                                      Information Presbytery 02 31
    LISIEUX                           20 83 10
    Carmel : 8am (except Sunday
    and holidays), 9am and
                                      ORBEC
                                      Sunday 11am : Notre-Dame
    11.15am / “Vêpres” 6pm /
                                      Church.
    “Prière des Pèlerins” 8.30pm in
                                      Saturday 7pm (summer)
    July and August from Tuesday
                                      6pm(winter) at Saint Remy
    to Saturday
                                      chapelle
    Basilica and crypt : 10.30am      Information Presbytery
    and 5pm on Sunday / 3.30pm        02 31 32 82 24
    from Monday to Saturday in
    the crypt                         MOYAUX
                                      Sunday 10am : Saint-Germain
    Cathédral : 6pm from Monday                                          Cathédrale
                                                                         Basilica - Lisieux
                                                                                      Saint-Pierre   Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
                                      Church.
    to Friday / 9am, 6 pm on
                                      Information Presbytery
    Saturday (Sunday mass) /
                                      02 31 63 63 31
    10.30am on Sunday
                                      This list of masses is not
    St François Xavier : 6pm on
                                      exhaustive. For further
    Saturday
                                      information, contact the
                                      presbyteries.
    LIVAROT
    Sunday 10am.
    Information : Parish house        Occasional visits
    02 31 63 51 87                    Local associations organise
                                      visits to local churches several    Carmel
    MEZIDON CANON                     times a year :
    Saturday 6pm and Sunday           The Nuit des Retables at the
    10am : Breuil Church.             start of July
    Sunday 11am : Saint-Loup          Religious Art Paths” from early
    -de-Fribois.                      July to late August
    Information Presbytery            Information from the Tourist
    02 31 20 05 59                    Offices.
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                                                                         Les Buissonnets                    Carmel
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ORBEC
                                                                       Notre-Dame d’Orbec                         SAINT-PIERRE-SUR-DIVES
                                                                       Its large 15th century tower crowned       Abbey
                                                                       with a 16th century steeple is very        Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives Benedictine ab-
                          Some of the churches in the Southern         original. Rebuilt after the town was       bey was founded in the 11th century
                          Pays d’Auge are open every day and           pillaged during the Hundred Years          by Countess Lesceline, William the
                          reveal a little more of the history of       War, extended in the 16th century          Conqueror’s great-aunt. Destroyed
                          our villages and our heritage. Do not        and restored in the 19th century, it       by a fire, the abbey was rebuilt in the
                          hesitate to visit them because they          has preserved its beautiful Renais-        12th century thanks to great popular
                          are a major part of village life. Each       sance stained glass windows.               support.
                          one has something interesting to             Not to be missed: Saint Remy d’Orbec       Many architectural changes have
Totes                     offer: stained glass windows, statues,       Chapel and the churches of Cernay,         been made over the centuries but
                          furnishings, retables, architectural         Valorbiquet (Saint-Cyr-du-Ronceray,        these do not in affect the building’s
                          features… and some of them, which            Saint-Denis-de-Mailloc, and Saint-         overall harmony in any way. Inside
                          look so small on the outside, hide           Pierre-de-Mailloc).                        the church, discover an unusual
                          features of great beauty within their        Information from the Orbec Tourist         meridian line drawn on the floor in
                          walls. Along the paths, we also invite       Office.                                    the 18th century. The abbey’s choir
                          you to discover wayside crosses and                                                     provides an exceptional haven for
                          oratories. The Tourist Offices in the        MEZIDON CANON                              a Pré-d’Auge ceramic pavement
                          area will provide you with details           Saint-Germain Church                       from the end of the 13th century, a
Les Autels Saint-Bazile
                          about the sites open to visitors.            12th and 15th century. Both massive        rare example of the art of terracotta
                                                                       and insubstantial in its exterior archi-   paving. The tiles offer an alterna-
                          TOTES - L’OUDON                              tecture, it is characterised by a large    ting pattern of lilies and fantastical
                          Stained glass windows at the                 Romanesque door surmounted by a            animals with, at the centre of the
                          church                                       roof which protrudes from the main         composition, a rosette three metres
                          All the stained glass windows at Tôtes       body of the building.                      in diameter. The adjoining conventual
                          Church was created in 2004-2006                                                         buildings, the cloister courtyard and
                          by the master glassworker Florent            MOYAUX                                     the superb 13th century chapter
                          Chaboissier, whose studio is based in        Saint-Germain Church                       room make it one of the most
                          an old cheese dairy at La Varinière in       11th-15th century. The church tower        complete examples of monastic
                          Notre-Dame-de-Fresnay. Half-figura-          is crowned by an eight-sided steeple       architecture in Normandy.
                          tive, half-abstract narrative panels, ins-   which rises in a spiral giving passers-    14170 Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
                          pired by the Old and New Testament.          by the impression that it is leaning,      Tel. 02 31 20 97 90
                          The suggested tour includes a variety        regardless of the angle from which         Open all year. Guided tours by ap-
                          of symbolic imagery.                         they are viewing it.                       pointment for groups.
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AR CH IT E C T U R A L H ER I TAGE
     Castle-Museum of Saint-Germain-de-Livet
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Historical Monument Label
  Museum of France Label
  Remarkable Garden Label
   Quality Tourism Label
    Disabled access with help

SAINT-GERMAIN DE LIVET
Saint Germain de Livet
Castle-Museum
Saint Germain de Livet Castle-
Museum is characterised by its           6km from Lisieux
architecture, combining a 15th           14100 Saint-Germain-de-Livet
century half-timbered manor and          Tel. 02 31 31 00 03                   SAINT-PIERRE-SUR-DIVES
                                                                                                                         former convent buildings, so that in
a stone and Pré d’Auge glazed            polemuseal@agglo-lisieux.fr           The convent buildings of                  2013 a vast restoration programme
brick structure from the end of the      From 1st april to 30 june 2018 and    the abbey                                 could begin, which is due to be
16th century. The salle des offices      from 1st september to 4 november                                                completed this year.
is a must when visiting the Castle       2018. Park and Castle Museum          The town of Saint-Pierre-sur-
                                                                               Dives can boast a remarkable              The former refectory of the Saint-
because it offers superb frescoes        open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11                                                 Maur monks will house a 100-seat
                                                                               architectural site made up of
from the end of the 16th century.        am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm.          the church and various convent            auditorium.
The museum presents collections          From 1 July to 31 August : every      buildings from the former abbey,          The west wing, which is currently
of furniture and works of art            day from 11 am to 6 pm Guided         founded in the 11th century.              being renovated, will soon house
belonging to the Riesener-Pillaut        tours only - departure every hour.                                              an exhibition area where the
                                                                               Only the east wing of the convent         objects and frescoes found during
family. This building bears witness      (Subject to modifications).           buildings was restored in the
to the refined way of life in the 19th   Open on the 1st Sunday in                                                       the archaeological excavations will
                                                                               1980s and 1990s. It contains the          be shown to the public.
century and offers the opportunity       December, in the afternoon. Closed    13th century chapterhouse, the
of discovering the artistic and          on 1st May.                           press room and the library with its       The abbey of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
personal career of the artist Léon       Park : 2€ and 1€.                     impressive framework.                     is today one of the last complete
                                                                                                                         abbeys in Lower Normandy. Free
Riesener (1808-1878), the grandson       Park and Museum : 7,30€ and 5,30€.    (All these areas are open to visitors).   entry. Guided visits for individual
of the cabinet-maker Jean-Henri          Less than 26 years old : No charge.   After over 40 years of work and           visitors.
Riesener and the cousin of Eugène        No charge on the first Sunday of      effort, the town of Saint-Pierre-
Delacroix.                               each month                            sur-Dives acquired almost all the         Contact the tourist office.
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april : everyday from 2.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m /
     Crèvecœur Castle                                                                                            May, june and september : everyday from 2.00
                                                                                                                 p.m to 6.00 p.m/ July and august : everyday
                                                                                                                 from 11.00 a.m to 18.30 p.m / october : opened
     CREVECŒUR                                                                                                   on Sundays and free days from 2.00 p.m to 6.00
                                                                                                                 p.m/ all Saints holidays : everyday from 2.00
     Crèvecœur Castle                                      Château de Vendeuvre                                  p.m to 6.00 p.m. Full tour : adults 11,90€ and
     Surrounded by water, the castle has preserved its                                                           children 9.50€. Gardens and kitchen : adults
     original layout in two areas:
                                                                                                                 9.90€ and children 7,90€. Under 7s : free
     - the outer bailey contains the half-timber
     farm buildings (15th century) and the chapel
                                                               VENDEUVRE
     (12th century) - in the inner bailey, the central     Museum gardens of Vendeuvre                           BELLOU
     building (15th century) is protected by a series      Castle                                                Bellou manor
     of fortifications. Crèvecoeur is also a group         Several areas to visit: a unique collection of        15th and 16th century Pays d’Auge Manor.
     of exhibitions: “Once Upon a Time There was           miniature furniture to discover in the orangery       16th century paintings. 16th century tile and
     a Little Domain”, “The Timber Frame, “The             (800 masterpieces made by master craftsmen,           half-timbered structure and park. 17th century
     Schlumberger Adventure”, “Images from Over            models by woodworkers, ivory workers,                 stables.
     There and Elsewhere”, “History Reconstituted”,        silversmiths, etc.). The sumptuous interior           Bellou 14140 LIVAROT - PAYS D’AUGE
     “Cœurs conquérants” as well as special activities:                                                          Tel. 02 31 61 06 55 - Tel. 06 11 19 73 49
                                                           of the castle is furnished throughout and
     The Egg Festival on Sunday 1 April/The Middle                                                               fermemaheux@orange.fr
                                                           animated by mechanical models; among the
     Ages Celebration from 13 July to 1er August /The                                                            7 july to 31 August : Everyday 10.30 am -
                                                           castle’s secrets and curiosities is an amazing
     Medieval Days from 5 to 12 August / The Festival                                                            12.30 and 3 pm - 7 pm. Out of season by
     of Traditions on 15 and 16 September.                 collection of dog kennels. In the 18th century
                                                           kitchens commentary is provided by an                 appointment for 10 people minimum.
     D613 14340 Crèvecoeur-en-Auge                                                                               Adult : 4€. More than 10 years old : 1,50€
                                                           animated model chef. The gardens, classified
     Tel. 02 31 63 02 45
                                                           as a “Remarkable Garden”, are famous for their
     www.chateau-de-crevecoeur.com                                                                               COUPESARTE
     info@chateau-de-crevecoeur.com
                                                           “surprise” water features (Chinese bridge, crystal
          1 April to 30 June and September : 11am - 6pm.   tree, turtle waterfall, etc.), the mazes, the shell   Coupesarte manor
     1 July to 31 August 11am - 7pm. Closed on the         grotto and the exotic garden.                         Coupesarte Manor has preserved its
     4th August. October : Sunday October half-term        2017 Exhibition:                                      original timber frame and offers exceptional
     holiday 2pm - 6pm.                                    «animals and art»                                     architectural unity. Built on moats in the 15th
     Closed : November to end of March.                    14170 Vendeuvre                                       century, the barns, stables and cowsheds date
     Adult : 8€. Discount price : 6€.                      Tel. 02 31 40 93 83 / Fax 02 31 40 11 11              from the 17th century.
     Less than 7 years old : No charge                     www.vendeuvre.com                                     Exterior visits all the year round. Free.
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Château le Kinnor                                           Château de Grisy                                           Château de Carel

COURTONNE-LA-MEURDRAC
Anfernel manor
Built in the time of Henry IV, in
chequered limestone and pale-red                                               VENDEUVRE
brick.                                                                         Chateau de Grisy                           SAINT-PIERRE-SUR-DIVES
    1 July to 30 September :                                                   The Château de Grisy, on the banks         Carel Castle
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays        Fervaques                              of River Dives, comprises a main           Built on top of an old fortified
from 9am to 12pm                        14140 Livarot-Pays d’Auge              dwelling, farm outbuildings, a             house on the banks of the Dives in
                                        Tel. 02 31 32 33 96                    lake, and adjoining orchards. This         the late 17th century, Carel Castle
FERVAQUES                               Tel. 06 74 15 88 48                    harmonious ensemble nestles in             and the buildings surrounding it
Le Kinnor Castle                        www.chateaulekinnor.com -              a delightfully peaceful spot. It was       form an unusually elegant classic
A vast 14th and 16th century            tmlhotel@orange.fr                     built in the 16th century, and later       ensemble, enhanced by the pure
property. A prime example of            Unaccompanied visit to the exterior    extended in the 17th century. It           lines of its majestic dovecote built
building from the end of the 16th       with a guide booklet (6€). Guided      boasts elegant, elongated façades          in the 16th century.
century. Guillaume IV de Hautemer,      tour of the interior and exterior      and one of the outbuildings houses         The grounds, park and dovecote
Anne d’Alègre, Chateaubriand,           for groups (on request and by          an impressive, fully intact cider          are open to visitors every day from
Delphine de Custine, etc. Two           appointment). Reception and /          press. Non-guided visit to grounds         5 July to 15 August , from 10 am
remarkable trees: the oldest Oriental   or accommodation for groups:           every day from 1st July to 15 August,      to noon and from 2 pm to 6 pm.
plane in France and Chateaubriand’s     all projects possible. Culture and     and European Heritage Days from            Admission : 3€
Copper beech.                           Leisure Centre for all.                1.30 to 7.30 p.m. Admission free.          Free for under-18’s
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ORBEC
                                                LISIEUX                                 Vieux Manoir Museum
                                               Museum of Art and History                In a richly ornamented timber-frame
                                               Lisieux Museum of Art and History,       house built in 1568, visitors can
                                               awarded the Musée de France              discover the history of Orbec and
                                               label. Located in one of the last        the Pays d’Auge. Objects recalling
                                               half-timbered houses that remain in      local artists and writers such as
                                               Lisieux, it presents, in chronological   Raymond Bigot, Malbranche,             Museum of Art and History - Lisieux
                                               order, the history of the city from      Marie-Laure Grouard and Lottin de
                                               its origins to the present day, and      Laval is joined by artefacts linked
                                               discusses its many faces: the Gallo-     to local customs. Representations      LE BILLOT-L’OUDON
                                               Roman, medieval and classical city,      of Orbec are shown side by side        Foyer Rural du Billot
     PAYS D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE                  the textile city, famous figures, the    with objects testifying to textile,    Foyer Rural du Billot : The Foyer Rural
                                               Reconstruction ... There are also two    ceramic and cheese production.         du Billot presents a reconstruction of
     At the heart of the Pays d’Auge                                                                                           a classroom at a rural school, of the
                                               themes: the bishops of Lisieux and       The 1st floor is devoted to the
     art and history region, guided                                                                                            kind that existed in every village in
                                               the Lexovien living environment.         charitable organisations, while
     visits and workshops for children                                                                                         Pays d’Auge circa 1900, and every year
                                               An eventful history, illustrated by      Norman traditional costume is
     aged 8 to 12 are coordinated by                                                                                           since 1974, it has organised a themed
                                               more than three hundred objects,         richly represented on the 2nd floor.
     professional tour guides. Ask for the                                                                                     exhibition about the rural history and
                                               paintings, photographs... But the        Archaeology is displayed in the
     complete programme produced by                                                                                            popular traditions of Pays d’Auge.
                                               indisputable centrepiece of the          basement area, with a presentation
     the Pays d’Auge tourist offices and                                                                                       j.maneuvrier@gmail.com
                                               museum cannot be contained               of artefacts dating from the
     the heritage activities department                                                                                        www.loudon.fr
                                               within a cabinet or room, since it       Palaeolithic era to the Middle Ages,
     at the reception of the tourist
                                               is the city itself. Every year, two or   some of which come from the
     offices.                                                                                                                  SAINT-DÉSIR
                                               three temporary exhibitions are          Louvre Museum.
     History, heritage, architecture,          displayed.                               1 rue Guillonnière 14290 Orbec         Military cemetery
     landscapes… the Pays d’Auge will          38 bd Louis Pasteur 14100 Lisieux        T. 02 31 32 58 89                      3735 German and 469 British
     unveil all its secrets!                   T. 02 31 62 07 70                        polemuseal@agglo-lisieux.fr            graves are evidence of the terrible
                                               polemuseal@agglo-lisieux.fr              www.lisieux-normandie.fr               bombardment of Lisieux during the
     Visits leaving from the tourist           Open every day from Monday to            Open from April to September,          Second World War.
     offices in Lisieux, Pays de l’Orbiquet,   Sunday, from 2pm to 6pm.                 Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am-12.30       Le Grand Clos 14100 Saint-Désir
     Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, Pays de           Closed on the 24, 25 and 31              pm and 3 pm-6 pm. Adult : 2€. Free :   T. 02 31 22 70 76 - F 02 31 32 36 57
     Livarot and Mézidon-Canon                 December, the 1 January, the 1 May       those under 15 years of age and job    www.volksbund.de
                                               Price: free of charge until 31           seekers. Free of charge on European    marie-annick.wieder@volksbund.de
     Information :                             December 2017.                           Heritage Days.                         March to 30 September : 8am to 6pm.
     adesfrieches@agglo-lisieux.fr             (Subject to changes).                    (Subject to changes).                  1 October to 28 February : 8am to 5pm
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The old steam engine - Livarot

                                                LISIEUX                                  SAINT PIERRE SUR DIVES
                                                Audio-guided tour                        Antiques, flea markets, design,
                                                Proposed by the Tourist Office of        paintings, prints, old books,
                                                                                                                                     Museum - Orbec
       SAINT-PIERRE-SUR-DIVES                   Lisieux                                  furniture restoration
       Medieval Covered Market                  Tel. 02 31 48 18 10		                    Place du marché
       Built at the initiative of the monks     Discover our town at your own            10 shops open all year
       at the abbey between the 11th and        pace with an audio guide or by           Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6
       16th centuries, the imposing market      using the free Izi travel app on your    pm. Monday from 9 am to 1 pm
       hall of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives is one    Smartphone.                              www.yvantout.net
       of the jewels of medieval Norman         Duration of approximately 2
       heritage. Ranked among the largest       hours. Text in French and English.       LIVAROT
       in France thanks to its length of 70     Information at the Tourist Office, 11    The old steam engine
       metres and width of 20 metres, it        rue d’Alençon in Lisieux. Tariff : 3 €   A new attraction is about to open to
       still retains its commercial purpose     (1pers.) / 5 € (2pers.)                  the general public – the old steam
       by welcoming the authentic market                                                 engine from the LEROY factory in
       on Monday mornings, and several          ORBEC                                    Livarot.
       annual fairs. Many other events are      Discovery Trail                          This machine, which once produced
       held throughout the year: trade fairs,   The Tourist Office offers a discovery    the factory’s electricity, is a symbol of
       concerts and a Christmas market on       trail (free leaflet). Along the narrow   the industrial revolution which swept
       the second weekend of December.          streets, discover all the charms of      the town at the end of the 19th
       A magnificent oak roof crowns the        this town where different periods        century.
       building. Damaged by bombing             combine to form a unique heritage.       Minimum of 8 people for a visit. By
       during the Second World War, it was      (Duration: about 1 hour).                appointment only.
       restored in 1949 in accordance with      Information at the Tourist Office        Further information :
       medieval building techniques.            02 31 32 56 68                           Tourist Office 02 31 63 47 39
                                                                                                                                     Antiques - St Pierre sur Dives
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MEZIDON-CANON
     The gardens of Canon Castle
     Preserved intact since the 18th century, the
                                                          PAR K S A N D GA R D EN S
     Domaine de Canon was created by Jean-
     Baptiste Elie de Beaumont, a famous lawyer in
     the Age of Enlightenment, who left the mark of
     his mind and his personality on all the Canon
     architecture and landscape. The domain is
     listed as an Historic Monument and has been
     awarded the “Remarkable Garden” label due
     to the exceptional grounds with their regular
     flowerbeds, wild groves and period architecture
     (Chinese pavilion, Greco-Roman temple).
     It is called a “transition garden”, since it was
     designed both as a French-style and an English-
     style garden, and abounds with a multitude
     of streams, waterfalls and canals. The visit
     concludes in the Chartreuses, an astonishing
     series of thirteen walled gardens entirely planted
     with perennial plants. This genuine open-air
     greenhouse is unique in France.
     On site, there is also a boutique, a tea room,
     activities and fun visits for children.
     14270 Mézidon-Canon
     T. 06 64 65 13 83 - T. 02 31 20 65 17
     www.chateaudecanon.com
     canon.accueil@gmail.com
          Open from April to September.
     April: weekends, school holidays and public
     holidays from 2 to 7 p.m., closed on Tuesdays.
     May, June and September : everyday except
     Tuesday from 2 pm-7 pm. July and August :
     everyday 10.30 am-1 pm and 2 pm-7 pm (last
     intrance 6 pm).
     Adults 7€. Children aged 6 to 18 and student :
     3 €. Free for under 6s.                              Castle of Canon

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OUILLY-LE-VICOMTE
Garden of Boutemont Castle
The Château de Boutemont, 12th,
15th, 16th and 18th centuries,
is listed in the Supplementary
Inventory of Historic Monuments.
It has four corner towers, a Henri
II postern, a drawbridge, and is
surrounded by dry moats. Chapel,
greenhouse, basin, orangery, various
gardens created by Achille Duchêne,
creation of a new Italian Renaissance
garden, all in a green setting.
Remarkable gardin with century-old       SAINT-GERMAIN-DE-LIVET
trees, topiary and box.                  Abbé Marie Garden
 new                                     Facing the Castle, the Abbé
New for 2018: visit the reading room     Marie garden reminds us of the
and the decorated tower.                 importance of flowers and foliage in        CAMBREMER
Butterfly garden and Red Garden          religious feasts.                         Pays d’Auge Gardens and
14100 Ouilly-le-Vicomte                                                            their eco-museum                     Avenue des Tilleuls
Tel. 02 31 61 12 16                      LISIEUX                                  4 hectare garden with all kinds of   14340 Cambremer
    April-May-October-November :         Arboretum                                 plants atmospheres dotted with       T. 06 08 92 99 07
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 10       700 trees and 130 different varieties     picturesque small timber-framed      T. 06 84 43 59 29
am - 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm.     over 12 hectares, with botanical          buildings, water gardens, roses,     www.lesjardinsdupaysdauge.com
June and September : everyday 10         information plates : common name,         perenials collectors’plants, and a   NOPPE@wanadoo.fr
am - 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm - 6.30 pm.     Latin name, family, geographic            museum of old tools. The estate          7 April to 30 September : every
July and August : everyday, 10.30        origin, pictures, flower, fruit, leaves   includes a restaurant where you      day 10am - 6.30pm / From 1
am - 6.30 pm.                            and anecdotal information about the       can enjoy 80 varieties of galettes   October to 30 October : Monday
Adult : 10€. Child 6 to 12 years old :   tree’s history and use. Orientation       and pancakes                         to Saturday 2pm - 6pm.
4,50€. No dogs allowed.                  circuit.                                  Reception room for weddings for      Adult : 8,50€.
See photo page 18.                       Plateau Saint-Jacques 14100 Lisieux       100 to 250 people.                   Child 7 to 12 years : 5€.
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Boutemont Castle - Ouilly le Vicomte

18   L’’Orbiquet   Manoir de l’Isle - Livarot             Lisieux
LISIEUX                                                                          PERCY-EN-AUGE
Bishopric Garden                                                                 Jardin de Manou
The Lisieux Bishops’ Palace Garden                                               History of a farm in 1950, a
(recreated from 1830 to 1840)                                                    chronicle of its life under the
adjoins the old Episcopal Palace                                                 Occupation, a 7,000m2 landscaped
and the cathedral. It was originally                                             garden, tasting of jams and candied
formed of three parts: the parterre,                                             fruit. Treasure trail for children.
the waterfall garden and the Jardin                                              8 grande rue 14270 Percy-en-Auge
de la Couronne garden. Currently,                                                T. 06 08 09 57 90
the main central esplanade with                                                  mireille@chezmanou.fr
its circular pool is lined by rows of                                            www.chezmanou.fr
plane trees. This arrangement is                                                 By appointment. Visits on Thursdays
traditionally found in this type of                                              at 2.30 pm from April.
garden known as “à la française”.       LA FOLLETIERE-ABENON                     Adult 3,50€. Children 3€.
The bandstand (1910) is a reminder      Orbiquet spring
that Lisieux had all the charms of                                               SAINT-PIERRE-EN-AUGE
                                        Orbiquet spring is the resurgence
a 19th-century sub-prefecture,          of an underground karstic network.       Garden-Collection of the
with soldiers and their brass bands     Its current makes it one of the          Flowers and Vegetables of
playing there.                          main Vauclusian springs in France.       the Pays d’Auge
                                        The source flows into the first-         This garden tells visitors the stories
LIVAROT                                 category river of the same name,         of about 500 plants which used
Parc du Manoir de l’Isle                which is much appreciated by fly         to be grown in the Pays d’Auge :
Discover a hundred or so local yet      fishermen for its trout-rich waters.     forgotten vegetables and rare            Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
exotic plant species in this park       Comprising the remains of an old         shrubs, “healing”, veterinarian,
designed by the cheesemaker             mill, a washhouse and a restored         magical plants, and much more.
Georges Bisson, at the time of          press, this Sensitive Natural Area       Rue Saint Benoist
building his manor. Nowadays,           situated in Folletière-Abenon is         Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
the property is a popular site          freely accessible. Picnic area and the   14170 Saint-Pierre-en-Auge               Villages rewarded for their
for walking and leisure for the         starting point for a large number of     T. 02 31 20 41 84.                       floral displays
inhabitants of Livarot. A.R.B.R.E.S.    hiking trails.                           v.daniel@stpauge.fr
                                                                                                                          Coquainvilliers : 3 flowers
certified site and a GONm nature        6 km from Orbec                          www.saint-pierre-en-auge.fr
refuge since 2011.                      T. 02 31 32 56 68                        1 May to 30 September. Guided            Lisieux : 3 flowers
Open to all.                            orbec-tourisme@agglo-lisieux.fr          tours by appointment.                    Saint-Pierre sur Dives : 2 flowers
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ANIMALS
     WONDERS
                                                                                                         new

                                                                                                        COQUAINVILLIERS
                                                     THE LORIKEET SAFARI: Feed the rainbow              Argentel Farm
                                                     lorikeets flying around you.                       Unique in the Auge region. On this typical farmstead, you
                                                     THE LEMUR SAFARI: Allow the lemurs                 can get right up close to our Bayeux pigs (an ancient local
                                                     to approach you at the heart of their              species), which roam free across 5 hectares. As a result, we
                                                     Madagascar village.                                are helping to protect this vital part of Norman heritage.
                                                     Least forgetting the tropical area, the 3D         Farm shop, where you can buy our produce.
                                                     cinema, the Safari Lodge and much more...          863 Chemin d’Argentel - cours Lallemand
                                                     NEW FOR 2018: ‘POLAR BEARS’: come and see          14130 Coquainvilliers.
                                                     our polar bears in their 2-hectare enclosure       T. 06 09 76 29 90
                                                     (one of the biggest in Europe), which has          angeemuriel@yahoo.fr
                                                     been carefully designed to mimic their natural     www.ferme-argentel.fr
                                                     habitat, and even includes waterfalls and pools.       Thursday 5 pm-7 pm. Friday 9 am-noon and 1 am-8 pm.
                                                     If you’re not ready to go home, stay
                                                                                                        Saturday 9 am-1 pm.
                                                     and sleep amongst the animals in the
                                                     CERZA SAFARI LODGE, in the lodges and
                                                     ‘Zoobservatories’.
                                                                                                        SAINT-PIERRE-DE-MAILLOC
                                                     Alternatively... NEW FOR 2018: Spend an            Le Clos des Ratites
                                                     unforgettable night in the forest with the         The Ratites enclosure marks an area where ratites are able
                                                     animals in one of our ‘Safari Tents’ for an        to reproduce, offers them protection and allows us to see
     HERMIVAL-LES-VAUX                               unusual, African-inspired experience.              them. Outdoor guided tours allow us to discover these
     Cerza Zoo                                       D143 14100 Hermival-les-Vaux                       animals and provide details on ostrich, emu and rhea
     Explore 70 hectares of parkland, containing     T. 02 31 62 17 22                                  behaviours. A video-projection with commentary will be
     1200 wild animals in a natural environment.
                                                     info@cerza.com - www.cerza.com                     provided and the guide will explain the specificities of the
     In addition to the two pedestrian footpaths,
                                                         February, March, October and                   eggs (consumption, birth, decoration), leather, emu oil
     the immersive enclosures allow you to
     get up close to the animals. Have some
                                                     November : 10am - 5.30pm / April, May,             amongst others.
     incredible encounters in ‘CERZA Safari Park’:   June and September : 9.30am - 6.30pm               Le Beau Hue 14290 Saint-Pierre-de-Mailloc
     THE SAFARI TRAIN: Hop on board for 25           / July and August : 9.30am - 7pm.                  T. 02 31 62 10 97 - T. 06 75 84 03 82
     minutes and see the semi-free animals           (Cashpoint : closed at 4pm) / Closed in            leclosdesratites@free.fr
     within the large areas,                         December and January.                              Visits from 01/04 to 31/10 at 3pm and 4.30pm.
     THE GIRAFFE SAFARI: Feed the giraffes «face-    Adults (age 12 and up): 21€.                       Low-season : booking required
     to-face» on a 4 m high walkway, accessible      Children aged 3 to 11: 14,50€. Under-3’s:          Adult : 8€. Child (3 to 12 years old) : 6€.
     to everybody.                                   free.                                              No charge for children under-3’s
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new
                                                         MEZIDON VALLEE D’AUGE
                                                         Canon Educational Farm
                                                         Along this 90-minute trail, you will find farm animals to
                                                         touch and stroke! This surprise-filled, signposted trail will
                                                         take you through the middle of the enclosures, through
                                                         the orchards and along the river. In addition to the
                                                         animals, children will love our adventure playground and
LIVAROT                                                  zip line, whilst parents can try our organic farm produce.
Cauchetière Farm                                         14270 Mézidon Vallée d’Auge
This association offers a number of outings and events   T. 02 31 90 94 49 - coupdecanon@gmail.com
throughout the year (February to October) for the        www.produit-ferme-vbiologique.fr
general public. it offers the chance to discover the         From 3 years : 5 €.
plant and animal heritage of the Pays d’Auge.
Exciting outings Outdoor theatre coming soon.            SAINT-JULIEN-DE-MAILLOC
                                                                                                                          new
For details of forthcoming excursions, contact the       La Dame Blanche
Tourist Office or the Association.                       Spread over 3 hectares in the shade of the apple                HIEVILLE
T. 02 31 62 97 54                                        trees, discover the Dame Blanche animal park. Come              Equus Asinus
www.fermedantan.org                                      and discover Europe’s wildlife and learn to tell the            Educational Donkey Sanctuary and
                                                         difference between the doe, the roe deer and the                Beauty Shop. The tour to the donkey
LE MESNIL-DURAND                                         fallow deer. Discover the crafty, often disparaged, fox,        sanctuary includes educational panels
Ferme de la Tuilerie                                     the amazing wild boar and a host of other animals.              that explain the history and properties
Traditional farm with 130 hectares of grass. 80          By visiting the Dame Blanche animal park you are                of asses’ milk, donkey psychology
Normandy breed dairy cows. Tour of the milking barn,     helping to protect our wildlife. The admission fees             and reproduction, and having
the nursery. Farm animals (sheep, pigs, goat, donkey,    help to fund the wildlife protection centre which takes         your own donkey. Donkey-milking
pony, hens, ducks, geese, peacock and even a lama).      in almost 800 injured wild animals each year.                   demonstrations on Sundays at 3pm.
Cider workshop.                                          Saint-Julien-de-Mailloc 14290 Valorbiquet                       Our shop sells beauty products made
Chemin de l’Eglise Le Mesnil Durand                      T. 02 31 63 91 70                                               from asses’ milk.
14140 Livarot - Pays d’Auge                              damebl@wanadoo.fr                                               Beauvais - Hiéville  
T. 02 31 32 02 37 - T. 06 26 77 55 09                    www.parcanimalierdeladameblanche.fr                             14270 Saint Pierre en Auge
jaja.julien@hotmail.fr                                       March, September and october : 2pm - 6pm                    T. 06 69 53 48 80
     Visit at 4.30pm (week-end : booking required).      (Closed on Mondays and Saturdays) / Easter holidays             www.equusasinus.fr
Tour with optional tasting at 4pm (Reservations the      to end of August : 10am - 7pm. Closed after the                 Open every day from April until the
day before at the latest) : adults 7€- Children 4€. No   autumn half-term holidays until 1March.Adult : 8€.              end of September (reservation only)
charge for children under-4’s. Tour only : adults 3€.    Child (3 to 12 years old) : 5€. No charge for children          and on Sundays from 11 am-6 pm.
Children : 1€                                            under-3’s.                                                      (no booking required). Free entrance.
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                                                                            DISTILLERIES & CIDER
                                                                            PRODUCERS                               Cidrerie Domaine des 5 D
                                                                                                                    Daufresne-Davy
                                                                            Distillerie Calvados Boulard            chemin de Manerbe
                                                                            Moulin de la Foulonnerie                14100 Ouilly le Vicomte
                                                                            14130 Coquainvilliers                   T. 02 31 62 29 84
                                                                            T. 02 31 62 60 54                       www.cidreriedaufresne.com
                                                                            Fax 02 31 62 21 22                      Cider, Pommeau, Calvados, Poiré,
                                                                            www.calvados-boulard.com                apple juice
                                                                            visiteboulard@spirit-france.com                      Open from Monday
                                                                            Calvados, Pommeau, crème au             to Friday, from 9:30am - midday
                                                                            Calvados, cider and norman              and from 2pm - 5pm (subject to
                                                                            products.                               change depending on the season).
                                                                                Every day from April to the end     Tasting room Gift shop. Sales on
                                                                            of October, Closed from November        site.
                                                                            to March. Visits at 10.30am,
                                                                            11.30am, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and                  Le Lieu Chéri
                                                                            4.30pm.                                 20, Route de Coquainvilliers D 48
                                                                            Tariff : from 6€.                       14100 Ouilly le Vicomte
                                                                                                                    T. 02 31 61 11 71
                                                                            Le Père Jules                           Fax 02 31 61 05 61
                                                                            Léon Desfrièches et Fils                www.lelieucheri.fr
                                                                            Route de Dives                          contact@lelieucheri.fr
                                                                            14100 Saint-Désir-de-Lisieux            Calvados, Pommeau, AOC cider,
                                                                            T. 02 31 61 14 57                       apple juice, cider confit, vinegar
                                                                            Fax 02 31 61 07 43                      and Norman products.
                                                                            www.leperejules.com                         Gift shop open from 9am -
                                                                            lepere.jules@orange.fr                  midday and 2pm - 7pm. Visit on
                                                                            Calvados, Pommeau, cider and            reservation. Free.
                                                                            Perry 8.30 am - 12.30 pm and 2          Lat. 49° 11’ 3.491 ‘’ north.
                                                                            pm - 7 pm. No charge                    Long. 0° 12’ 29.736 ‘’ east.
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Calvados La Ribaude
La Lande                                              Château du Breuil
14590 Ouilly-du-Houley                    14130 Le Breuil-en-Auge
T. 02 31 63 63 46                         T. 02 31 65 60 00 / F. 02 31 65 60 06
www.laribaude.com                         www.chateau-breuil.fr
contact@laribaude.com                     tourism@chateau-breuil.fr                            Earl Les Bruyères Carré
GPS lat. 49.15293 long. 0,347662          Calvados, Pommeau, liqueur au                     M. Charbonneau
In this idyllic woodland rural setting,   Calvados and norman products.                     Les Bruyères Carré 14590 Moyaux
come and discover our organic             Guided tours in French, German and                T. 02 31 62 81 98
range at La Ribaude: Buy pommeau,         English. Direct sales.                            cidre.charbonneau@wanadoo.fr
official Pays d’Auge Calvados (PDO),            9am - noon and 2pm - 6pm.                   www.les-bruyeres-carre.fr
apple cider, pear cider, apple juice,     Closed on 25/12 and 1/01. Tariffs : 6€            PDO Pays d’Auge cider, pommeau,
pear juice and vinegar in our shop.       / person (guided visit and double                 calvados, apple juice, vinegar, jams.
    From Monday to Friday 9 am -          tasting)                                              Every day from 1 May to 15
12.30 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm. Saturday                                                          September except Sunday, from
10 am - 12.30 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm.         Calvados Christian Drouin                         16 September to 30 April, every          new
Booking required for visits.              Domaine Cœur de Lion                              morning, except Sunday. Guided
No charge.                                N°1895 – RD 677                                   visits in July and August.              Calvados Expérience
                                          14130 Coudray-Rabut                               No charge.                              Route de Trouville
Calvados Roger Groult                     T. 02 31 64 30 05 / F. 02 31 64 35 62                                                     14130 Pont l’Evêque
Clos de la Hurvanière                     www.calvados-drouin.com                              Calvados Pierre Huet                 T. 02 31 64 30 31
Saint-Cyr-du-Ronceray 14290               coudray@calvados-drouin.com                       Manoir la Brière des Fontaines          calvadosexperience@spirit-france.com
Valorbiquet                               Lat. 49° 11’ 3.491 ‘’ north                       14340 Cambremer                         www.calvados-experience.com
T. 02 31 63 71 53                         Long. 0° 12’ 29.736 ‘’ east                       T. 02 31 63 01 09                       A fun and immersive introduction
Fax 02 31 63 90 77                        Visit a family-run, artisan calvados distillery   Fax 02 31 63 14 02                      to the world of Calvados.
www.calvados-groult.com                   in a group of half-timbered buildings             www.calvados-huet.com                   Unique in France.
contact@calvados-groult.com               dating from the 17th century. Tastings of         calvados.pierre.huet@wanadoo.fr         Gift shop and refreshments on site.
At the heart of the Pays d’Auge, the      cider, pommeau and calvados, including            Calvados, Pommeau and cider.                     October to March 10am
family Groult’s distillery has been       a unique range of vintages. Sales at the          Innovative distillery, unique in        - 1pm and 2pm - 6pm (all day
producing great Calvados for five         shop. Open from Monday to Saturday 9              Normandy.                               during school holidays).
generations.                              am – noon and 2 pm – 6 pm. Closed on                     Every day 9am - 12.30pm and      April - September: 9:30am - 7pm.
Calvados Pays d’Auge «AOC»                Sundays and bank holidays except 14               2pm - 6pm. Closed on Sundays,           Last admission 75 minutes before
Monday to Friday : 9am - noon and         July and 15 August. Free                          bank holidays and between 1             closing.
1pm - 4pm / Saturday and Sunday :                             9am - noon and 2pm            October and 31March. Guided visits      Adult : 12,50 € with tasting.
booking required. No charge.              - 6pm. Closed on Sunday. No charge                in French and English. Tariffs : 3€     Child 6 to 17 years old : 8 €.
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new
                                                                                                                     Cidre cru de Cambremer,
                                                                                                                     pommeau, produits bio
                                                                                                                     Cave d’Alain Sauvage
                                                                                  Cider, perry, pommeau,             Le clos Vaudor - 14340 Cambremer
                                                 Cider, apple juice               calvados, apple juice              T. 02 31 63 83 08 / 06 14 92 13 78
                                               M. and Mme Julien                  EARL Le Perrey Picot               alain.sauvage2@sfr.fr
                                               Ferme de la Tuilerie               Carol, Didier and Sébastien        Tasting and sale on site by
                                               Chemin de l’Eglise                 Gautard - Le Perrey Picot          appointment.
                                               Le Mesnil Durand                   Saint Germain de Montgommery
                                               14140 Livarot - Pays d’Auge        14140 Val de Vie                   Cidre et calvados
                                               T. 02 31 32 02 37                  T. 02 33 39 27 52                  Fort Manel new
                                               T. 06 26 77 55 09                  T. 06 17 51 12 05                  Julien Frémont
                                                                                  Visit, tasting from Monday to      Saint Georges en Auge
                                                                                  Saturday : 10am - noon and 2pm -   14140 Saint Pierre en Auge
                                               Cider and cider vinegar            7pm. Campervan area                T. 02 31 20 69 97
                                               GAEC de la Couture                                                    julien.fremont@sfr.fr
     Cider                                     L. and F. Gallois                  Farm cider and calvados            Open from 9 am - 6 pm.
     This “apple wine” made with               Heurtevent                         Ferme Belleau                      Booking required for visits.
     fermented apple juice was called          14140 Livarot - Pays d’Auge        EARL Piednoir Père et Fils
     “sidre” and then cider in the first       T. 02 31 63 50 84                  Notre-Dame-de-Courson              Cider, pommeau, calvados
     millennium. The use of cider in           T. 06 12 56 12 23                  14140 Livarot - Pays d’Auge        Hélène de Lesdain
     France dates back to the end of           Visit, tasting from Monday to      T. 02 31 32 30 15                  Sainte Foy de Montgommery
     the 6th century or the start of the                                                                             14140 Val de Vie
                                               Saturday : 2pm - 7pm               T. 06 16 08 38 50
     7th century, when, enjoyed by                                                                                   T. 02 31 63 53 07
     sovereigns and the clergy, cider                                             By appointment
     became a lifestyle in the 15th
                                               Sale of cider and sparkling                                           Monday to Saturday : 9.30am - 7pm
     century. Normandy offers apple            apple juice at the shop            Cider, perry, pommeau,
     trees, a type of soil and a favourable    Cidrerie du Calvados La Fermière   calvados, apple juice              Cider, Apple juice,
     climate for their development and,        (Ecusson)                          GAEC Jean Pierre, Annie et         pommeau, calvados, cider
     over the years, their farming became      Route de Lisieux - Livarot         Ludovic Gautard – Merlier          vinegar, cider jelly
     a source of wealth. An orangey            14140 Livarot - Pays d’Auge        Le Bas-Vaucanu                     Cave cidricole Thierry Rungette
     colour with a light foam of delicate      T. 02 31 63 50 33                  Saint Germain de Montgommery       Le Lieu Labbé
     bubbles, cider is appreciated for its     Fax 02 31 62 95 71                 14140 Val de Vie                   14340 La Houblonnière
     refreshing qualities and is ideal as an   www.cidre-ecusson.com              T. 02 33 39 25 13                  T. 02 31 32 22 20 / 06 81 12 70 39
     aperitif and during meals.                Monday to Friday 9am - noon and    Monday to Saturday : 10am - noon   rungettethierry@orange.fr
     Texts: Orbec Tourist Office               1.30pm - 4.30pm                    and 2pm - 7pm                      Visite guidée toute l’année
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Calvados, cidre, pommeau,
                                      apple juice, organic
 new                                  production cru de
Calvados, cidre, pommeau              Cambremer new                           new
                                      La Ferme du Bout du Chemin             Cidre AOC Pays d’Auge cru
AOC, cru de Cambremer                 Luc Bignon
Cave du Manoir de Grandouet
                                      14340 Saint Laurent du Mont
                                                                             de Cambremer, calvados,
Grandouet - 14340 Cambremer                                                  pommeau, apple juice
                                      T. 02 31 62 27 24
T. 02 31 63 08 73                                                            Domaine du Manoir de Montreuil
                                      l.bignon@wanadoo.fr
cavesdumanoir@orange.fr                                                      Famille Giard
                                      Tasting and shop on the farm.
www.manoir-de-grandouet.fr                                                   Grandouet - 14340 Cambremer          Calvados
Open every day except Sunday                                                                                      It was in the 16th century that a
                                      Calvados, pommeau,                     T. 06 88 50 95 27
morning 9 am - 1 pm and 2 pm -                                               giard.m@orange.fr                    gentleman from Cotentin, a Lands
                                      cider, perry                                                                and Forestry Officer, Gilles de Gou-
6.30 pm. Visit duration: 30 minutes
                                      La Ferme des Rocs                                                           berville, recounted for the first time
+ video in French or English.
                                      Bermond Père et fils
                                                                             Calvados, cidre cru
                                                                                                                  how cider was distilled to produce a
                                      14290 La Cressonnière                  de Cambremer new                     spirit. Calvados is obtained by double
Calvados, cider, Poiré,
                                      T. 02 31 32 72 08                      Cave de Marie-Louise Foucher         distillation in a pot still. In order to
apple juice, jam, Apéripom,           Joel.bermond@orange.fr                 720 Route de Rumesnil                make a harmonious Calvados, four
Halbi, Apéripoire and                     By appointment                     14340 Cambremer                      main families of apple have been
Champoiré (organic                                                           T. 02 31 63 01 71 / 06 89 46 27 62   identified (sweet, bitter, bitter sweet,
farming)                              Cider and vinegar cider                Tasting and sale everyday 10 am      acidulous). A spirit to be reserved for
                                      Ferme des tendres                      to 7 pm.                             peaceful moments or good company,
Château de Canon Estate
                                      Gilles and Cyrille Lepelletier                                              served at the end of meals to prolong
Hervé de Mézerac                                                                                                  the evening, it can also be enjoyed
14270 Mézidon-Canon                   Tordouet 14290 Valorbiquet             Cider, perry, pommeau,
                                                                                                                  with cocktails and aperitifs.
T. 02 31 90 94 49                     T. 02 31 63 77 09                      calvados, apple juice, cider
www.produit-ferme-biologique.fr                                              vinegar                              Pommeau
coupdecanon@gmail.com                 Cider, pommeau, calvados,              GAEC de La Galotière                 In olden days, the fruitiest apple juice
Animal farm open to visitors.         apple juice, cider vinegar             La Galotière 61120 Crouttes          was mixed with Calvados and kept in
         9am - 7pm from 1 March       and jellies (organic only                                                   oak casks to make the year’s aperitif. A
                                                                             T. 02 33 39 05 98
                                                                                                                  product of this traditional technique,
to 1 November.                        production)                            Fax 02 33 67 57 68                   Pommeau has now become the re-
                                      EARL du Parc du Moulin, Ammeville      www.lagalotiere.fr                   gion’s quintessential aperitif. You will
Calvados, Pommeau, cider,             L’Oudon - 14170 Saint-Pierre-en-Auge   lagalotiere@free.fr                  appreciate its attractive amber colour,
Aple juice, cider vinegar             T. 02 31 20 68 04 / 06 24 35 88 40     Farm produce from Monday to          its subtle aromas and if you enjoy de-
Sérée Père et Fils                    aude@parcdumoulin.com                  Saturday 9am - 6pm. free tasting.    licious tastes, you will be able to take
Le Pressoir 14370 Croissanville       From Monday to Saturday 9am-12.30pm    Groups by appointment.               advantage of its full-bodied fruitiness
T. 02 31 23 24 75                     and 2pm-6pm (booking required)         Video of production process          when preparing your dishes.
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CHEESE FACTORIES
                          Fromagerie E. Graindorge
                       42 rue du Général Leclerc
                       14140 Livarot - Pays d’Auge
                       T. 02 31 48 20 10
                       Fax 02 31 48 63 27
                       www.graindorge.fr
                       visite@graindorge.fr                    Domaine
                       Tour the workshops where the            St Hippolyte - Origenplus
                       Normandy AOP cheeses Livarot and         Domaine Saint Hippolyte
                       Pont l’Evêque are made, through         Route de Livarot
                       a corridor of glass-walled galleries.   14100 Saint Martin de la Lieue
                           2 November to 31 March 10am -       T. 02 31 31 40 62
                       12.30pm and 2.30pm - 5.30pm from        T. 06 11 74 02 62
                       Monday to Friday, 10am - 1pm on         Fromagerie.st.hippolyte@orange.fr
                       Saturday.                               Farmers raw milk cheeses :
                       1 April au 30 June 9.30am - 1pm         Pontl’Evêque et Livarot AOP, Pavé
                       and 2pm - 5.30pm from Monday to         d’Auge.
                       saturday.                               Open on Friday from 2 pm to 4 pm.
       E. Graindorge
                       1 July to 31 August 9.30am - 5.30pm
                       from Monday to Saturday, 10.30am -      Ferme de la Biquetière
                       5.30pm on Sunday.                       Ferme de la Biquetière
                       1 September to 31 October 9.30am        La Varinière - Tortisambert
                       - 1pm and 2pm - 5.30pm from             14140 Livarot - Pays d’Auge
                       Monday to saturday.                     T. 02 31 61 84 47
                       Guided audio tour at no extra cost.     labiquetiere@orange.fr
                       translation in English, German,         Organic goats’ cheese. Entrance free
                       Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese,             of charge.
                       Japanese, Chinese and Russian.          Open daily from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.
                       Last admission 30 minutes before        Closed from 25 December to 20
                       closing.                                February. Milking at 4.45 pm.
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     Saint Hippolyte
Ferme                                                                                                    CHEESES
de la Moissonnière                                                                                         OF THE PAYS D’AUGE
Carole and Olivier Françoise                                                                               Livarot
La Moissonnière - Fervaques
                                                                                                           PDO since 1975. The Colonel’s
14140 Livarot - Pays d’Auge
                                                                                                           five stripes. Livarot is the oldest
T. 02 31 32 31 23
                                                                                                           Protected Designation of Origin in
Fax 09 70 60 29 29                   new                                                                   Normandy. It can be recognised by
fermedelamoissonniere@orange.fr
                                    Ferme de la Mimarnelle                                                 its orange rind circled by five reeds
www.fermedelamoissonniere.fr
                                    Le Petit Motte                                                         of ringmace. It is a soft washed rind
Farm cheeses made from
                                    Le Cadran - D50                                                        cheese. A cheese of character, its
unpasteurised and whole milk
                                    14340 Cambremer                                                        aromas give it a strong flavour and
Pont l’Evêque PDO, Pavé d’Auge
                                    T. 02 31 63 00 50                                                      lingering taste.
and Fervaques.
    Monday to Friday 8am - 1pm      Producer of goat cheese.                                               Pont l’Evêque
and 2pm - 4pm, Saturday 8am -       Open Monday to Friday from                                             PDO since 1976. Square shaped
12pm.                               March to October from 10 am to                                         but well-rounded cheese. Created
                                    12 pm and from 2 pm to 5 pm.                                           by Cistercian monks, it became
  Les chèvres de Noémie                                                                                    the most famous cheese in the
Noémie Champion                     Ferme aux Alpines                                                      Kingdom in the 15th century. Under
Le Courbec                          Le Mont Hérault 14100 Marolles                                         its washed yellow rind, its interior is
14590 Ouilly-du-Houley              T. 02 31 61 96 11                                                      blonde, supple and soft. Pronounced
T. 02 31 31 31 75                       Goat cheeses. Every day from                                       taste without being too strong, Pont
T. 06 76 04 59 40                   15 February to 30 November.                                            l’Evêque offers a subtle flavour with
leschevresdenoemie14@orange.fr      Farm visits and goats milked at                                        a slight touch of hazelnut.
www.leschevresdenoemie.fr           5.30 pm every day. Free.           Fromagerie Durand                   Camembert
Farm-style goat’s cheese.                                              Ferme de la Héronnière
Farm produce on sale. Open every    Fromagerie de la Houssaye          61120 Camembert                     PDO since 1983. The quintessential
day from 5 to 7.30 p.m., except     Boissey                            T. 02 33 39 08 08                   cheese of Normandy. Camembert
Sunday, from 1st March to 15th      14170 Saint-Pierre-en-Auge         fromagerie-durand@nordnet.fr        is made mainly with unpasteurised
December. Goat milking at 5.30      T. 02 31 20 64 00                  Fromagerie Durand: The very         cow’s milk. Hand and ladle-moulded
p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday   www.fromageriedelahoussaye.fr      last farm-style unpasteurised       it is left to drain slowly and regularly.
9am - 11am, Wednesday and           Livarot, Pont l’Evêque raw milk,   hand-ladled camembert. Free visit   It preserves a thin white strip at the
Saturday 2pm - 5pm. Goats milked    Deauville et Pavé d’Auge.          every day, except Sunday : 9.30am   heart of a creamy paste and offers a
on weekdays at 5.30 pm, open to     Monday to Friday : 9am - noon      - 12.30pm and 3pm - 6pm (from       subtle taste of hazelnuts.
the public, free.                   and 2pm - 16.45pm.                 April to September).                Texts : Fromagerie Graindorge
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