Calvados France - Official website of the Calvados appellation

Bottle of Calvados on the boards of Deauville

Welcome to the official website of Calvados, the French spirit crafted in Normandy since 1553.

Discover the richness and elegance of the most famous apple brandy.


Today, 300 Calvados producers cultivate the fine art of Calvados distilling.

They have been carefully crafting this icon of the French "art de vivre" for five centuries.

  • A unique history

    From the Hesperides to Steve Jobs, the Garden of Eden to the Beatles, Newton to Magritte, the apple has captured the imagination since the dawn of mankind. In Normandy, it is an emblem and Calvados is its standard-bearer...  

    A glass and a bottle of Calvados on a counter

Drinking Calvados

Bold food pairings, apple-cious cocktails, served neat or over ice: Calvados is perfect for all seasons and all drinking occasions.

Drinking Calvados
Gastronomic postcard from Normandy
  • How & When to drink Calvados

    Old vintages, young blends, in cocktails or in gastronomy: here are a few of the many ways Calvados can be enjoyed..

    Drinking Calvados
    Bottle of Calvados in the window of a wine shop

Calvados Tourism

“Calvados tourism” is an original way to explore Normandy. The lovely old distilleries are open to visitors enabling them to experience the culture of one of the loveliest regions of France.

Calvados Tourism

What is a Café Calva?

At the end of the 19th cen­tury, it was cus­tom­ary for work­ers and farm­ers to add a drop of Calvados to their morn­ing coffee, to warm them­selves up and summon the energy needed to work in often dif­fi­cult conditions.

This tra­di­tion gradu­ally took hold in French pop­u­lar culture.

You can find the answers to all your questions in our FAQ!


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CalvaClub 2022, episode 2

CalvaClub 2022, episode 2

Camille Pila won the second edition of the #CalvaClub on June 13th.

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