A beautiful half-timbered building, one of obvious importance, in Beuvron-en-Auge set on the banks of the river that runs through the village.

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.

A beautiful half-timbered building, one of obvious importance, in Beuvron-en-Auge set on the banks of the river that runs through the village.

Just the prettiest place

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.

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

The main route through Beuvron-en-Auge, on Normandy's Route de Cidre,  with half-timbered houses lining one side.

Along the high street

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.

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Archetypal Norman

The high street in Beuvron-en-Auge with half-timbered homes, shuttered windows and tables & chairs outside a café

Half timbered homes

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.

The people sitting outside the pretty little Café du Coiffeur F. Vincent in Beuvron-en-Auge

Cafe du Coiffeur F. Vincent

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.

A traditional epicerie, or grocer's shop, in Beuvron-en-Auge selling produce from the Normandy Region.

The Epicerie

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.

An old barn in Beuvron-en-Auge selling cider from local producers in Normandy

Buy your cider here

Don’t forget

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


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 tiled market building in the very centre of Beuvron-en-Auge in Normandy

The covered market

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

A creperie set in a row of half-timbered buildings next to the market square in Beuvron-en-Auge, Normandy.

The creperie

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

Overlooking apple orchards in Normandy on a bright, sunny, day.

Orchards on the Route du Cidre

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.

A street route sign for the Route du Cidre, or Cider Route, along the D49 in Normandy

Signs for the Route du Cidre

Our car, an Audi Convertable, parked next to the apple orchards in Normandy.

Taking in the Cider Route

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.

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Along for the ride?

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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.

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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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  1. I’m researching picturesque villages in France for a trip this May and Beuvron-en-Auge really catches my eye, especially since our daughter (who will be traveling with us) is a curator for the National Trust UK.

    Stefanie Brouwer

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      Ahh, that sounds wonderful, A curator for the National Trust is a lovely job to have. Beuvron-en-Auge is very picturesque and its on the Route de Cidre through Normandy, which is great to follow if you are on a road trip.
      We also stopped in the little village of Lyons-la-Forêt for breakfast, that was very quaint and had a 18th-century timber framed covered market. Giverny is picturesque too, though it gets a bit busy as it is where Monet lived and painted his water lilies masterpieces.
      Drop us another comment if you have any questions, enjoy your trip.

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