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Gastronomic events

Please find below the highlights of Normandy’s gastronomic calendar:

MORTAGNE AU PERCHE (ORNE): Black Pudding Festival

March

This annual event is a must for lovers of black pudding and is the chance to see cooking demonstrations, and taste balck puddings from all over Europe.
Foire au Boudin - cdf.mortagne@laposte.net - foireauboudin.free.fr

 

CAMBREMER (CALVADOS) : Les Rencontres de Cambremer

May

Two days of activites linked to the A.O.C. labels with workshops, tastings, cookery demonstrations and gourmet rambles.
Les Rencontres de Cambremer - www.lesrencontresdecambremer.fr

© Fromagerie Graindorge

Fromages de Normandie

PAYS DU CAMEMBERT (ORNE) : Les Camembertises

June

The Camembert area opens its doors for three days of activites and fun tastings.
Office de Tourisme Pays de Camembert – Tel. +33 (0)2 33 67 49 42 - www.camembertises.com

 

CREANCES (MANCHE): Carrot Festival

August

Since 1990, the town of Créances organises a carrot festival on the second Saturday in August with lots of fun activies for all the family.
Mairie de Créances – Tel. +33 (0)2 33 46 30 18 - www.ville-creances.fr
Lessay Tourist Office – Tel.:+33 (0) 2 33 45 14 34 - www.canton-lessay.com

 

BEAUMESNIL (EURE): Festival of 1001 Vegetables

September

Artists, gardeners, chefs and local food producers and associations all come together for this festival with a vegetable and gardening theme.
Festival of 1001 Vegetables – Tel.: +33 (0)2 32 46 02 54 - www.1001legumes.com

 

GRANVILLE (MANCHE): Seafood Festival

October

Granville is the number one shellfish port in France and all sorts of seafood are on display with tastings and demonstrations galore.
Granville Tourist Office – Tel.: +33 (0)2 33 91 30 03 - www.granville-tourisme.fr

 

HONFLEUR (CALVADOS): Shrimp Festival

October

The shrimp is a real local speciality in Honfleur and the festival celebrates this local catch with sea shanty concerts, old ship gatherings and much more.
Honfleur Tourist Office - Tel.: +33 (0)2 31 89 23 30 - en.ot-honfleur.fr

(c) Philippe DENEUFVE

Beuvron en Auge - Fête du Cidre

VIMOUTIERS (ORNE): Apple Festival

October

In the heart of the Pays d’Auge, famous for its apple orchards, this is a festival not to be missed. With its cider tasting and competitions plus local market, the festival is a fun event for all.
Mairie de Vimoutiers – Tel.: +33 (0)2 31 89 23 30 www.tourismecamembert.fr

 

ROUEN (SEINE-MARITIME) : Fête du Ventre et de la Gastronomie Normande

October

This annual event in Rouen’s calendar brings together local producers and chefs who demonstrate all the best food the area has to offer in a festive atmosphere.
Fête du Ventre – Tel. : +33 (0)2 35 98 18 36 - www.feteduventre.com

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Débarque de poisson

VILLERS-SUR-MER (CALVADOS): Scallop Festival

October

With a large scallop market in the town, there will be folk dancing, concerts and tastings galore.
Villers-sur-Mer Tourist Office – Tel.: +33 (0)2 31 87 01 18 - www.villers-sur-mer.fr

 

SAINT CYR LA ROSIERE (ORNE): Tree and Cider Day

November

A chance to see traditional cider making in action with tasting and activities for children.
Ecomusée du Perche - Tel.: +33 (0)2 33 73 48 06 - www.ecomuseeduperche.fr

 

PORT EN BESSIN (CALVADOS) : Festival « Le Goût du Large »

November

This scallop festival with European sea shanty concerts, nautical knot workshops and ship building demonstrations is a must for all seafood lovers.
Bessin Tourist Office - Tel.: +33 (0)2 31 51 28 28 - www.bayeux-normandie.com

(c) Philippe DENEUFVE

Fête du Hareng - Dieppe

LIEUREY (EURE): Herring Festival

November

In celebration of an unexpected delivery of herrings in the town’s distant past, every year, horse drawn carriages travel from the Channel with some symbolic kilos of herrings for this annual festival.
Vièvre Lieuvin - Tel.: +33 (0)2 32 56 34 29 - www.tourisme-vievre-lieuvin.fr

 

LE SAP (ORNE): Cider Festival

November

Using the Ecomuseum’s 18th century equipment, cider is made traditionally for all to see with fun activites for all the family.
Association « Le Grand Jardin » - Tel.: +33 (0)33 35 25 89 - www.le-grand-jardin.asso.fr

 

LE TREPORT, FECAMP, ETRETAT, DIEPPE, SAINT VALERY-EN-CAUX (SEINE-MARITIME): Herring Festivals

From end of November to early December

With fish markets and barbecues along the quayside, this is a great time to visit these seaside towns.
Tréport Tourist Office - Tel.: +33 (0)2 35 86 05 69 - www.ville-le-treport.fr
Fécamp Tourist Office - Tel.: +33 (0)2 35 28 51 01 - www.fecamptourisme.com
Etretat Tourist Office - Tel.: +33 (0)2 35 27 05 21 - www.etretat.net
Dieppe Tourist Office - Tel.: +33 (0)2 32 14 40 60 - www.dieppetourisme.com
Saint-Valéry-en-Caux Tourist Office - Tel.: +33 (0)2 35 97 00 63 - www.ville-saint-valeryen-caux.fr

 

GRANDCAMP-MAISY (CALVADOS): Scallop Festival

December

The delightful port of Grandcamp-Maisy holds an annual scallop festival with Christmas markets and firework display.
Bessin Tourist Office - Tel.: +33 (0)2 31 51 28 27 - www.bessin-normandie.com

 

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Calvados Château du Breuil (Calvados)

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A table en Normandie...

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Fromages de Normandie