The Domaine des 5 Autels is above all a family story. Abel Pitrou, the founder, settled in the hamlet of Les 5 Autels in 1923.
Maurice, his son, a pioneer in organic farming, converted the farm to organic in 1967.
Jean-René, from the third generation, transformed the farm into a cidery/distillery in 1984.
Since then, the Domaine des 5 Autels excels in the production of organic and 100% natural ciders and Calvados (without added sulfites).
It is now Thibault who has taken over the estate from his parents, pursuing the same quest for excellence and environmental protection.
Tours and sales at the production site by appointment on +33 (0)6 87 66 98 42.
Tél. : 02 33 65 34 03
Farm production in the heart of the Appellation d’Origine Domfrontais Calvados production area for three generations.
Our Calvados is crafted by the distillation of the typical cider apples and perry pears, harvested on the farm located in the Domfrontais appellation area. Our Calvados is aged in oak barrels and sold as vintage Calvados as it comes from a single distillation in a single year.
marquesSpirit France Diffusion
Calvados, Calvados Pays d’Auge, Pommeau de Normandie
RD 615 – ZA de Reux
Calvados Experience – 14130 Pont-l’Evêque
Further information on https://www.calvados-experience.com/
French – English – German – Spanish – Italian – Russian – Chinese – Japanese
Spirit France Diffusion’s activity is based on the crafting of high-quality products, using its extensive savoir-faire. These are products with a strong identity, rooted in a terroir, and protected by an AOC. Père Magloire, Calvados Boulard and Lecompte are our three leading Calvados brands.
Père Magloire Calvados has been embodying tradition and Normandy heritage since 1821. Père Magloire produces a wide range of Calvados suitable for many different drinking occasions and modes of consumption.
Created in 1825, Maison Boulard distributes the most widely exported and biggest-selling Calvados brand in the world. Available in 80 countries, Calvados Boulard is also the market leader in Duty Free distribution.
Founded in 1923, Maison Lecompte is a Calvados brand destined for luxury establishments around the world.
Our company is located in Reux where we have our administration team, our production site, and some of our cellars. We also have cellars on our two estates : Ste-Foy Montgomery and Coquainvilliers.
The former Père Magloire site in Pont L’Evêque has been turned into an interactive “Calvados Experience” museum, offering visitors a multi-sensorial immersive tour, a journey through the centuries, from our Viking ancestors to the present day. You will learn about the transformation of apples into Calvados, from our region’s orchards to our internationally renowned Normandy spirit. This Experience, one of its kind in France, lasts about 45 minutes and is followed by a tasting. At the end of the tour, visitors can visit our shop to peruse the largest collection of Calvados ever offered.
Calvados Pays d’Auge, Cider
816 Chemin de la Cavellerie
Visit by appointment and sales on the farm from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00.
French – English – Spanish
This family farm, located in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, not far from the beaches of the Côte Fleurie, produces Calvados, cider and apple juice. Direct sales on-site.
Nestled in lush green landscape, the farm owns 15 hectares of 10-year-old high stem apple trees, selected from the Pays d’Auge catalogue, and 9 hectares of low stem trees. All of the fruit ripens on the tree and is harvested when completely ripe. The Calvados comes from the double distillation of cider, which is then aged in barrels. Being part of the different AOCs is hard-earned but deserved !
Pacory – Ferme
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Calvados Domfrontais, Cider, Perry, Pommeau de Normandie
09:30–12:30 / 14:00–18:00
French – English
In Normandy, in the heart of the Domfront region, the land of the pear, our family farm produces cider-based products originating from high stem orchards where the grass is grazed by our herd of Normandy cows.
The Pacorys have been farmers in the Domfront region since the turn of the 18th century. This Bocage countryside is reputed especially for its pear trees, but also for its high stem apple trees, whose fruit is processed into cider, perry and Calvados. During the day, the cows graze in the orchards before returning to the cowshed to be milked.
The Pacroy family moved to the estate in 1939. In the face of the increase in intensive agriculture, Claude decided to focus on, and perfect, the production of Calvados from 1959. This is when he started to sell his products in bottle.
Frédéric and Catherine moved in in 1986. They continued to craft quality products using the latest techniques and building their knowledge of the different varieties grown in their orchards. Their products, particularly the Domfrontais AOC Calvados and the Domfront AOP Perry, regularly pick up awards.
But that’s not the end of the story ! Their son, Simon, joined the business in 2013, with the same knowledge and passion for the craft that has now been passed down over three generations.
Today, the fruit comes from the farm which extends over 140 hectares and includes 800 high stem pear trees and 400 high stem apple trees.
Calvados Pays d’Auge, Cider, Perry, Pommeau de Normandie
Domaine du lieu Gosset – 504 route d’Honfleur
Monday to Saturday from 8.30 to 12.00 and 13.30 to 18.30
French – English
Just a stone’s throw from Pont l’Évêque, the Bréavoine cider farm has been processing the fruit from its 40 hectares of orchards for three generations, producing the finest ciders, Pommeau and Calvados.
Situated just outside Pont l’Évêque in the heart of the Pays d’Auge, the Michel Bréavoine cider farm has over 40 hectares of cider apple orchards.
Since 1990, Michel Bréavoine and his team have been producing and marketing products from the family farm’s orchards, keeping a close eye on the development of the fruit throughout the year.
Thanks to our unique savoir-faire, we are able to get the best out of each harvest every year to craft high-quality cider-based products year after year.
The whole range is produced according to the “pure juice” standard. This involves taking apples that are harvested when perfectly ripe, blending the sweet and bitter varieties together, then pressing them into pure juice.
A subtle blend of juices from different apple varieties allows us to craft unique apple juices, ciders, Pommeau and Calvados.
Our cider farm is located on the road from Honfleur in Coudray Rabut – Pont l’Evêque, just a few minutes drive from Honfleur, Trouville – Deauville, Cabourg and Lisieux.
We are open from Monday to Saturday and would be delighted to introduce you to our products and provide a tasting.
Calvados, Calvados Pays d’Auge, Cider, Pommeau de Normandie
5 chemin des Mesliers
Monday to Friday all year round and weekends from 15 March to 15 November
From 10:00to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 (19:00 in July and August)
French – English – German – Spanish
17 Pays d’Auge varieties of cider apples are planted here on 20 hectares of organic orchards located by the sea. We are a farm producing craft products in a typical Normandy setting.
20 years ago, on an estate that has always been farmed, we extended the apple and pear tree orchards and turned our attention exclusively to the processing of apples and pears. Pure juice, traditional methods, naturally sparkling products, terroir expression and respect for the land have been, and continue to be, our guiding principles when we make our production decisions.
Today, we produce pure apple and pear juices, barrel-aged cider vinegar, 3 types of vintage ciders, two-year-old Pommeau de Normandie, as well as blended and vintage Pays d’Auge Calvados.
We are delighted to welcome our customers to the estate (by appointment), where they will learn more about our work through tours and tastings and enjoy lunch in our Victor private dining room. The hospitality areas are surrounded by orchards and grassed terraces.
We are located on the charming coastal road running between Honfleur and Trouville-Deauville, set between the sea and the countryside.
We also ship our products to customers in France or abroad, with a focus on our export markets. Our customers are distributors in specialist distribution channels, but we mainly sell direct.
We are part of the Organic and Local network and the “Bienvenue à la ferme” (Welcome to the Farm) association. We are also actively involved in the ‘Calvados Time’ events.
Calvados Pays d’Auge, Cider, Perry, Pommeau de Normandie
Les mers de Say
The estate shop is open all year round for the sale of our products from 9:00 to 19:00.
Visits by appointment on Tel. +33 (0)6 14 91 77 57.
French – English
We are a third-generation family cider-producing estate next to the Haras du Pin (Le Pin stud farm). We offer guided tours of our property by appointment, as well as direct sales of our products on-site.
The Perigault family estate is nestled in the heart of the Gouffern forest, on the edge of the Orne Pays d’Auge area. We have been perpetuating the tradition of cider-making since 1920, harvesting our fruit exclusively from our 3,000 apple trees in our traditional high stem and low stem orchards planted with about 30 varieties of cider apples.
The entire property was certified organic in 2015i and every year we produce our own cider, completely and naturally fermented from apple juice, on-site. Our savoir-faire and experience, combined, where appropriate, with a few modern techniques introduced by Gérald, are the driving forces behind our production, which focuses on quality rather than quantity. We are committed to perpetuating this savoir-faire and delighted to welcome our customers to the estate to tell them more about our high-quality beverages made using eco-friendly practices : apple juice, cork-sealed farm cider, perry, cider vinegar, Pommeau de Normandie, Apéri’go, Pays d’Auge Calvados.
A favourite stop with tour operators on the Normandy tourist circuit, right next to the 926 departmental road between Argentan and the Haras National du Pin (Le Pin national stud farm) (10 km), we offer groups guided tours hosted by the owner (by appointment): visitors will see the harvesting equipment and the press before entering the cider cellar and distillery, where the workings of the typical Pays d’Auge pot still will be explained. After walking through the Calvados ageing cellar, there will be a tasting of apple juice, cider, perry, Pommeau, apéri’go (a house speciality) and a whole host of Pays d’Auge AOC Calvados. This tour, which lasts between 45 and 90 minutes, can be booked by telephone or email.
The estate has just been entirely renovated, with tarmacked roads, car and coach parking, and toilets.
Calvados, Cider, Pommeau de Normandie
36 route de Cantepie
July and August : Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 12:00 / 14:00 – 19:00 – Tours on Thursday afternoons.
Mid-season : Tuesday to Saturday 14:00 – 18:00
Low-season by appointment
French – English
Maison Hérout was founded in Auvers, in the heart of the Le Cotentin region, in 1946. It has been a pioneer in organic cider-based production excellence since the 70s.
In 1946, newly-weds Marie-Thérèse and August Hérout moved to Auvers to process cider apples, perpetuating an already strong family tradition !
They grow and process their own fruit from orchards located in the heart of the Le Cotentin wetlands (Natural Park) that been organically certified since the 70s.
Maison Hérout is delighted to offer you its cider-based products that bear official quality certifications such as Organic Agriculture and AOP/AOC, the result of a quest for excellence found only in those who are passionate about their craft.
Come and meet us and taste our 100% pure apple products at the cellar !
A full range : AOP cider, special cuvée ciders, Calvados, Pommeau de Normandie, as well as apple juice and vinegar.
Become ambassadors for our Le Cotentin region !
Surrounded by high stem orchards, through which cows graze, our farm is our place of work.
We are delighted to receive visitors to show them the work on our farm and the origin of our products.
The farm has been open to visitors for unguided or guided tours since 1995. It is located just 10 minutes drive from the sea (Houlgate and Cabourg).
Our educational farm is home to all the types of farm animals (donkeys, cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry). The visits do not have a set length (they generally take 60–90 minutes) and you can picnic on-site on one of our picnic tables.
We have been making cider-based products since 1991. Our products have been certified organic since 2013. The apple harvest and the organic cider-making, which you are welcome to come along and watch, take place in the autumn.
Bed and breakfast (traditional half-timbered house) is available as well as a gîte and a campsite.
Our farm shop stock all our products as well as those of the neighbouring producers (dairy products, jams, terrines, and honey from our own hives).
To visit us, follow signs to the La Forge lieu-dit, located between Dozulé and Annebault, then head towards Douveille-en-Auge and you will see our farm on the right. The farm can easily be located by typing “Lieu Roussel” into your SatNav.