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
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.
Gary & I parked up the trusty steed and gave it a rest from twisting lanes & we went to explore.
Along the high street
A useful guide
We love visiting France and each region so different from one another. I find the DK Eyewitness Guides really helpful in planning a trip and so often find interesting little snippets of info.
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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.
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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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.
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
... 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 covered market
If you have the time to enjoy the delights at one cafes or restaurants, crepes are definitely the order of the day.
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
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
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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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.
Along for the ride?
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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