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cider and cheese in normandy

Has anyone any experience with the cider route and/or cheese route in Normandy? They are in the same area and I'm wondering if I can do both in one day. Thanks for any help. sue

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We drove along parts of the cider route and even had lunch featuring cider and Camembert at an orchard. The Camembert route is in the same region but a little south of the cider region which is between Caen and
Lisieux. Both are about a bucolic 35km drive so perhaps both could be done in a day depending on how many stops you make.

http://en.normandie-tourisme.fr/normandy-tourism/main-menu/things-to-do/food-and-drinks/circuits-189-2.html

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Cows and apples are essential to Normandy, plus various types of crepes that may involve cheese and cooked apples, possibly accompanied by cider and chased by a shot of calvados, the apple brandy. So to prepare, research the local enthusiasm for "le trou Normand": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvados#Tasting But don't indulge if you are driving around cheesemakers and cider mills, or anywhere else.