Cider and Poiré

Cider Festival
Cider Festival

We’re often asked where is the best place to buy cider. The obvious answer and most convenient place to buy is actually a supermarket, where there is always a wide choice of Normandy “cidre bouché de Normandie”, locally produced Normandy cider in wire-corked bottles. Among the mass-produced stuff you can almost always find some “cidre artisanale” produced by local farms.

But for those who like to buy direct from the producer, there are also plenty of cider farms selling direct to the public. However, you may have to be careful what time you choose to visit. As an example, the Verger de la Vallée (at “Les Rues”, Larré 61250, Orne) is open Saturday and Sunday mornings and is currently selling cider at 2.20€ per bottle and apples at 0.90€ a kilo.

For a half day visit we recommend the Hermitière at La Cour, which has an exhibition and, last Sunday of October, public demonstrations of cider making.  Open every day from April to end of October, morning and afternoon (closed for lunch).

Other producers selling direct to the public nearby include:

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