Experience Calvados Tasting in Normandy

 

Become a Calvados connoisseur through this unique  Calvados Tasting experience in the heart of Normandy. But what is Calvados exactly?

 

Calvados is a distillation from cider made from selected apples. The harvested apples are first pressed into a juice and then fermented into a dry cider. This is how we obtain 'Eau de Vie' which is aging for a minimum of 2 years in oak casks. The maturation is important to create a smooth drink.

 

Calvados has a long history in the french & specifically Normandy traditions. In the 8th Century Charlemagne mentioned apple Orchards & Brewers. The area which is nowadays still called "Calvados" was created after the French Revolution, but eau de vie de cidre was already called calvados in common usage.

 

Deluxe France will introduce you to the secrets of transformation and savoir faire that produces calvados through this experience that immerses you into a multi-sensory journey through the centuries from the Vikings to the present day. The Calvados tasting experience includes a private tasting of the best Calvados Brands.

Photo gallery

Interactive map

Our Local expert tips

Related Tours

Experience Calvados Tasting in Normandy

Normandy

Experience Calvados in the heart of Normandy with Deluxe France, one of the oldest and most refined french savoir faire

DETAILS

Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo Tour from Bayeux

Normandy

Discover the history and landscapes of Normandy on this full-day tour to Mont Saint Michel and Saint Malo two of France's most stunning sights

DETAILS

Charming Villages of Normandy from Le Havre

Normandy

From Le Havre enjoy a tour through the vast landscapes of the Normand region and discover the picturesque coastal villages of Honfleur, Trouville and Deauville

DETAILS