ProducersLa Cave Normande
Calvados, Calvados Domfrontais, Pommeau de Normandie, Cider, Perry
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00
Groups by appointment
Producers of Calvados, perry, cider, apple and pear juice since 1950… a family know-how and expertise when it comes to delighting the taste buds!
Established in 1950, the Cave Normande is a family business with strong values. We produce Calvados, cider, farm perry, apple juice, pear juice and a pear aperitif. We sit within the Domfrontais appellation which is a guarantee of high quality! In 1944, at just 18 years of age, our grandfather bought his first still and became a travelling distiller. In 1974, his son, Daniel Guesdon, working as a livestock farmer in St-Cyr-du-Bailleul, decided he wanted to carry on the tradition. Then my brother and I joined forces to perpetuate this Normandy savoir-faire and share it with others.
We craft our products on our farm surrounded by the 100-year-old apple and pear trees planted by our grandparents with typical Domfrontais varieties such as Plant de Blanc, Fausset, Blot, Champagne and Gros Gontier. In an environment that is perfect for growing apples and pears, the production and harvest are carried out in the best of conditions: our fruit is harvested by hand or by machine and then sent to the processing facility where it is washed, sorted and mashed.
Located 45 minutes from Mont-St-Michel and 10 minutes from Domfront, we offer visitors a tour of the ageing cellar and tastings of our products, from Monday to Saturday (10:00 to 17:00). Groups of visitors (by appointment only) can also visit the orchards and processing facility. The tour lasts around 90 minutes. Our shop is open to the general public.