1001 légumes

Great Outdoors

A bold project is underway at the foot of the spectacular Château de Beaumesnil. With a view to preserving culinary heritage, a conservational kitchen garden has been created. Open to the public, the garden contains over 500 varieties of ancient vegetables, including unusual varieties like devil's ear lettuce and rainbow corn. This is coupled with market garden production and the sale of organic vegetable boxes. Visitors can participate in workshops on vegetable growing and in September the 1001 Vegetables Festival is held.

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.

Rouen in Normandy is the region's former capital and has a distinguished history involving such figures as Richard the Lionheart, William the Conqueror and Joan of Arc.

Honfleur is a charming seaside town immediately recognisable by its tall narrow buildings - which look as though they've been squeezed into the streets!

Nearby attractions

Dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries, the castle at Harcourt is one of the best preserved medieval castles in France. A permanent exhibition inside the castle explains the architectural development and history of the...

Product of the dreams of two nature lovers, Perrine and Charles Hervé-Gruyer, the Ferme Biologique du Bec Hellouin invites young and old to experience the benefits of organic farming.

A definite hit with parents and children, there's no need to go to Africa to go on safari with the Cerza safari park eco-friendly lodges! Set beside a serene lake and the beautiful bird sanctuary, the lodges offer fantastic...