Route du Cidre

Trips and Tours

Take the time out to complete this wonderful 40km Cider Route through the Normandy countryside. Winding through country lanes to picturesque villages and their local cider producers, you can sample and buy some of the fantastic cider for which Normandy is renowned from the people who actually make it!

To take the route, follow the signs that are clearly marked 'Route du Cidre' with the picture of an apple. There are 4 stages to follow if you do not want to go the whole route - so go as far as the mood takes you! Pass beautiful manors and châteaux, with many other places to stop along the way including local markets and producers - cheesemakers and beekeepers can also be found along the route.

Places to visit nearby

Lisieux in Normandy sits at the heart of the beautiful Pays d'Auge countryside and is the second most visited pilgrimage site in France.

Deauville in Normandy is a glamorous town on the Côte Fleurie ('flowery coast'), famous for horse racing and its international cultural festivals.

Trouville in Normandy is both a charming seaside resort and a picturesque fishing village all in one!

Nearby attractions

Surrounded by water, this medieval château has been miraculously preserved in its original state. Protected by a group of fortifications, the church and wooden farm buildings are re-grouped in the beautiful courtyard.

The Falaises des Vaches Noires ('cliffs of the black cows') is a fantastic site for fossil hunters located on the coast between Houlgate and Villers-Sur-Mer.

The Merville Gun Battery was one of the primary objectives for the 6th Airborne Division who landed in the night to silence German guns and seize bridges before the arrival of the D-Day landings in the morning of 6th June 1944...