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Normandy Cider Festivals

Calvados apples

A Normandy Cider Festival (journee de l’abre et du cidre, literally Day of the Tree and Cider) takes place at the Ecomusée in Saint Cyr-la-Rosiere (61 Orne, Normandie) on 1 November 2019 – see

Other Normandy apple/cider events include:

  • 29 September 2019 Fête du Cidre et de la Pomme at Caudebec-en-Caux (76 Seine-Maritime) – Apple and Cider festival on the banks on the River Seine.
  • 19 – 20 October 2019  Fête de la Pomme et du Cidre  at Vimoutiers (61 Orne) – Apple Fair with apple tart competition, tastings etc
  •  20 October 2019  Fête du Cidre at Beuvron-en-Auge (14 Calvados) – major Cider festival held in one of Normandy’s most picturesque villages
  •  29 October 2017 Fête de la Pomme at Conches-en-Ouche (27 Eure) – celebrating all things apple!
  • 10 – 11  November 2018  Fête du Cidre à l’ancienne at Le Sap (61 Orne) – traditional Cider festival

Cider Festival

Cider pressing and brewing demonstrations using the local Percheron horses in a priory which has been transformed into an Eco-museum – plus opportunties to taste the cider and entertainment for the children! For more on this Normandy Cider Festival see

Saint Cyr-la-Rosiere lies to the east of Alençon and Le Mans, west of Chartres in the heart of a National Park – le parc naturel regional du Perche. This is horse breeding country, comprising countryside alternating between forests, hedged farmland, meadows and gentle hills dotted with old manor houses, fortified farms and typical villages, the park is a popular destination for nature lovers and fans of traditional architecture. It is also a paradise for horse riding enthusiasts with its many studs, riding centres and footpaths.

Normandy Country Club

Stay at the Normandy Country Club hotel near Bellème in a green and peaceful setting just 10km away.