There is an annual cider festival at Le Sap (61 Orne, Normamdie), not far from Vimoutiers and Camembert country! – 9-10 November 2013 – Fête du Cidre à l’ancienne
Traditional production of cider with specific tools of the 18th century usually exhibited in the museum “from the apple to the Calvados”
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Another Marché de Noël to lure you to Normandy this December – at Alençon (61 Orne, Normandie) 14-16 December 2012:
With up to 50 stalls selling Christmas goodies, New Orleans style music and dancing with a group called “the red onions”! (Les Oignons Rouges), entertainments for Children, a Gospel Choir and a Father Christmas
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Visit a Snail Farm in Normandy!
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Another supposedly British tradition has been hijacked by those Frenchmen! – This time it is the veritable Black Pudding, previously thought to be the highlight of Scottish and northern breakfasts – but in its guise as Boudin Noir (a well-establshed French delicacy, the French town of Mortagne-sur-Perche (61 Orne, Normandie) is holding a Black Pudding
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Every year the Association Tour de Normandie des Vehicules Historiques (Classic Car Rally of Normandy Association) organises a rally of vintage cars through the back roads of Normandie.
The 2009 Tour de Normandie takes place 20-24 June 2012 and comprises a leisurely amble through the Normandy countryside (le Bocage) and along the coast. Starting from
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Le weekend in …..Alencon, Orne, Normandie
Where to stay, where to eat, what to do, how to get there…….
Where to stay? La Basse Cour, a picturesque 18th century Normandy farmhouse in Ancinnes, 10 minutes from Alençon and the A28, 30 minutes north of Le Mans. 3 en-suite bedrooms, sitting room/library, terraces and
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Anthony Peregrine in the Times (27 July 2008) embarks on a cheesey tour of France and this would be a great way to have a themed trip – maybe getting you into corners of France which might otherwise be missed. Furthermore there is increasing pressure both from EU bureaucrats, big commercial dairies and undiscerning consumers,
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The 2008 Tour de Normandie takes place 11-15 June 2008 (See map) and comprises a leisurely amble through the Normandy countryside (le Bocage) and along the coast. Starting from la Ferté-Macé (61 Orne, Normandie) the with music and a parade of the vehicles on 11 June, the rally proper starts with a route heading
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An interesting little video on the Guardian Online site about the struggle to protect the genuine Camembert cheese from Normandy. I had not realised that the name Camembert is not protected in the same way as Champagne wine or Pont l’Eveque cheese, so almost anyone can make a soft cows milk cheese and call
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Camembert and Brie – famous soft cows milk cheeses from northern France