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Food Lover's Guide to Normandy

By Viator, April 2018

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Normandy is best known for World War II sites like the D-Day beaches, magnificent monuments such as Mont Saint-Michel, and its historic port towns, but France’s northwestern coast also serves up an array of culinary delights. Here are your options for Normandy food tours.

Must-Try Dishes 
When you think of Normandy, most foodies think of the three C's: Camembert, Calvados, and cider. Similar to Brie, although stronger in flavor and smell, Camembert cheese hails from the eponymous town of Camembert and is sold in convenient wooden boxes.Locals often opt to bake it by sticking the entire thing in the oven or barbecue.

The Normandy region is also renowned for its apples and the fruit works its way into a variety of specialties, including Calvados (apple brandy), cider, tarte au pommes (apple tart), apple sorbet, and even Caen-style tripe, which is braised in cider. 

With 370 miles (600 kilometer) of coastline, seafood is always abundant in Normandy, so look out for fresh oysters, lobster, and mussels, or sample regional dishes such as Marmite dieppoise (fish stew) from Dieppe or Coquilles Saint-Jacques (giant scallops) from Port-en-Bessin. Other delicacies include canard à la Rouennaise’ (duck served in a red wine and blood sauce), agneau de pré-salé (salted lamb), and various meat dishes served a la Normande, which typically means accompanied by a creamy sauce. Finish with a bowl of teurgoule, a creamy rice pudding topped with cinnamon. 

Must-Do Experiences 
  • Indulge in cheese and cider tasting along Normandy’s Route de Cidre on a full-day, small-group tour from Bayeux or Caen.
  • Visit a traditional Bénédictine liqueur distillery in Fécamp.
  • Learn the secrets of French cuisine with a traditional cooking class led by an expert chef
  • Tuck into delicious Normandy cuisine on a private tour from Rouen, Caen, or Paris .
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Tours & Tickets

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Small-Group Half-Day Normandy Cheese and Cider Tour from Bayeux, Caen, null
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Small-Group Half-Day Normandy Cheese and Cider Tour from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover real Normandy cheeses, and hard ciders. Go off the beaten path to meet real producers and awesome products.

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.55
Full-Day Small-Group Cheese- and Cider-Tasting Tour from Bayeux, Bayeux, Food Tours
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Full-Day Small-Group Cheese- and Cider-Tasting Tour from Bayeux

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

On this 8-hour cheese and cider tour from Bayeux, discover the soul of Normandy through its two most beloved culinary delights. You'll taste the only Camembert ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.68
Small-Group Half-Day Normandy Cheese and Cider Tour from Caen, Caen, Food Tours
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Small-Group Half-Day Normandy Cheese and Cider Tour from Caen

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover real Normandy cheeses, and hard ciders. Go off the beaten path to meet real producers and awesome products.

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.16
Full-Day Small-Group Cheese and Cider Tasting Tour from Caen, Caen, Food Tours
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Full-Day Small-Group Cheese and Cider Tasting Tour from Caen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Small-group tour that will take you deep in the soul of Normandy. Try the only Camembert cheese made in Camembert village and try the hard cider Normandy has ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.13
Palais Bénédictine Liqueur Distillery and Museum Visit in Normandy, Normandy, Food Tours
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Palais Bénédictine Liqueur Distillery and Museum Visit in Normandy

Sample Bénédictine — one of France’s most secretive spirits — and gain insight into centuries of distilling heritage on this Palais ...  Read more

Location: Fécamp, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $13.91
Private Tour: Normandy Specialties Food Tour from Caen, Caen, Distillery Tours
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Private Tour: Normandy Specialties Food Tour from Caen

Experience the best food Normandy has to offer on this 1-day tour. You will discover this beautiful region, off the beaten paths, and enjoy wonderful views of ...  Read more

Location: Caen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $579.70
Private Tour : Normandy Specialties Food Tour from Bayeux, Bayeux, Food Tours
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Private Tour : Normandy Specialties Food Tour from Bayeux

Experience the best food Normandy has to offer on this 1-day tour. You will discover this beautiful region, off the beaten paths, and enjoy wonderful views of ...  Read more

Location: Bayeux, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $510.14
Private Tour: Normandy Specialties Food Tour from Rouen, Rouen, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Normandy Specialties Food Tour from Rouen

Experience the best food Normandy has to offer on this 1-day tour. You will discover this beautiful region, off the beaten paths, and enjoy wonderful views of ...  Read more

Location: Rouen, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $510.14
Full-Day private Normandy food tour, Bayeux, Food Tours
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Full-Day private Normandy food tour

On this 13h cheese and cider tour from Paris, discover the soul of Normandy through its two most beloved culinary delights. You'll taste the only Camembert ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $684.05

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