Quirky places- normandy

Manoir de Grandouet – an authentic distillery

Hi There! Lover of quality products as you are, this tour is for you! There are many distilleries in Normandy, especially in the Pays d’Auge area, and the Manoir de Grandouet is definitely one to see!

Why you should visit this distillery in Normandy?

First of all, the place is so typical: you’ll love its half-timbered farmhouse, apple trees and the chapel in the hills. Secondly you’ll also experience a warm welcome and most of the time enjoy a private tour! Indeed, as Grandouet is a small distillery it’s not that crowded with tourists.

What will you learn during Grandouet distillery tour ?

During the tour, you’ll learn the manufacturing process of the apple-based beverages. These beverages such as Apple juices, Ciders, Pommeau and Calvados are the hallmark of the region. You’ll discover old style and brand new pressing machines. The owner will also show you the alembic used for the distillation and barrels made in 1792 which are still used for fermenting cider. Finally, I’m sure you’ll enjoy tasting the different beverages and even buy them if you fancy. I definitely recommend to try Poiré as well, which is another speciality, made from pears !

Have you already tasted our specialities? What did you think about it?

Boujou (the Norman Way to say XOXO)

Infos :

Book your visit via phone: +33 2 31 63 08 73

Visit: about 45 minutes

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