Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy, France

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Along the trail of the cider route…

We just had to stop, the beautiful Norman village of Beuvron-en-Auge with is half timbered houses one after the other, was just too pretty to resist.

Just the prettiest place, Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy, France

We were on the trial of the ‘Route du Cidre’, which not only takes in the very rural parts of the Normandy countryside but also weaves you through some lovely quaint French villages.

Picture Postcard

Gary & I parked up the trusty steed and gave it a rest from twisting lanes & we went to explore.

Along the high street, Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy, France

Beuvron-en-Auge can boast to be one of “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” (“the most beautiful villages of France”), and it is easy to see why.

Archetypal Norman

Half timbered homes, Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy, France

Strolling through the village is like a stepping back in time, it’s been so lovingly preserved with everyone taking such pride in their little historical piece of France.

Cafe du Coiffeur, Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy, France

The 17th & 18th-century half-timbered buildings are amazing, I think it is because there are just so many is such a small village that you stand in such admiration.

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Meticulous detail

What also makes the village even more endearing are the floral displays on show all the way through. Not only are the window boxes, troughs and barrels full of bloom, the bridges are given their own makeover as well.

The Epicerie, Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy, France

As this village is located within the countryside, tractors continue to pass through, leaving you under no illusion that there is a job to be done and orchards to be tended to.

Buy your cider here, Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy, France

Don’t forget

... to stop by and purchase your cider and calvados

Savour

The centre piece of Beuvron-en-Auge has to be the picture postcard covered market, now home to more modern-day sellers, but still very evident of the era it originated from.

The covered market, Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy, France

If you have the time to enjoy the delights at one cafes or restaurants, crepes are definitely the order of the day.

The creperie, Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy, France

So you know

Some roads are narrow, so be prepared to pull over on occasions, particularly for tractors as some are quite large. But hey this is all part of the fun.

Route du Cidre

Orchards on the Route du Cidre, Normandy, France

The village of Beuvron-en-Auge is a delightful place to stretch your legs before continuing along the 40km/25mile tourist trail of Route du Cidre.

Signs for the Route du Cidre, Normandy, France
Taking in the Cider Route, Normandy, France

Take your time with the trail as you pass through some fantastic French countryside, along narrow lanes and tree lined roads, just soak it in and enjoy it.

Why Not?

Start creating your own French adventure and discover the enchanting and historic region of Normandy for yourself, by flying  easyJet or British Airways. These are just a couple of options, that you can take to Paris, which is a short hop from Normandy.

One of favourites ways to kick off our trips is to let Brittany Ferries take the strain, sit back, relax and go with the flow. Enjoy a little bit of France as you sail directly into Caen in the heart of Normandy.

Or alternatively jump on Le Shuttle and tour through France under your own steam.

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Along for the ride?

As a taster for the route take a peek at this short video that we have put together.

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To discover the full route of the cider trail, visit the Calvados Tourism website. It’s a circular route so you can start wherever you wish.

Have You

Followed the Cider route? By car or bike? It's a wonderful way to explore part of Normandy's heritage.

Something for the Traveller

Inspired to visit Beuvron-en-Auge?

And take on the cider route? It’s also a great place and watch the world, and a fair few tractors, pass by.

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Janis

Janis, the co-founder of Our World for You, was born in London and raised in Kent and the Isle of Wight. Along with Gary her partner, they have been travelling part time since 1995. In 2016, they decided that enough was enough with the 9 to 5, so armed with the knowledge and experience that they had gained on their adventures, that they wanted to inspire others to travel the world near and far.

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