This is a MUST DO in a small Village like this. The village mainly consists of the main street, so not too many streets to wander around. Most of the building's are half-timbered, and have been painted in different colours and are well kept. Now, add in all the planter boxes filled with Geraniums, and the street gardens, you now have one very...more
You can spend a lot of wonderful time in France tasting wine. However, in Normandy, the thing to do is to taste cider, Calvados and Pommeau. Normandy is famous for its apples and if you are there in the autumn as we were last Fall, you can eat almost everything with apples in it some way or other . . . all good.There are caves for cider tastings...more
See a very special house of the village.VMF is an organisation which has objectives very similar to those of the National Trust, English Heritage and CADW in the UK.It is not only concerned with the preservation of ancient monuments and historical buildings but with the wider aspects of protecting a nation's heritage from neglect, unplanned...more
Beuvron is the perfect place to take pictures. Every house and shop is an architectural gem. The central market has been enclosed and contains shops, galleries and a restaurant. However, the outside retains its market look. The rest of the village looks as though it hasn't changed in a thousand years.There is a little park where you can sit and...more
Churches are places of peace and they are also often a place to cool off on a very hot summer day or a place to warm up on a cold winter day. They often contain excellent art and also some wonderful naif art. If you happen in one when there is a rehearsal for a future event, you may hear some marvelous music. If you visit a church on a Saturday,...more
This is a cafe / bar and probably the least elegant place in Beuvron for a meal. It is probably the least expensive too. It can be found on the main market square along with all the other shops and restaurants.If you walk around the corner to the right (facing the restaurant), you come to the little canal that winds around the town. You can follow...more
For you steak lovers, here is the Pave d'Auge. We quickly discovered a "pave" or paving stone is really a steak in France. Oddly, we didn't have one for years. Our oldest daughter made good use of the knowledge when she was with us once.Finally one year, we were lost in Brittany and the 2:00 witching hour when all restaurants close until 7:00 PM...more
I'm not sure the category "Local" is entirely appropriate. The Colomb'Auge is a creperie. In all honesty we did not eat there. It was cute so I took a photo of it.The entire town of Beuvron-en-Auge was very picturesque and I took several auberge, restaurant, creperie photos. It wasn't lunch time so we didn't eat there. We went on into Houlgate for...more
Every French picnic needs bread and this bakery provides bread in any shape you can imagine. They also have pastries to die for. If you are planning a picnic, this would be an excellent place to start. If you're not going to picnic, just enjoy looking at the artistic goodies. Shaped breads of all kinds. They even have a windmill made of...more
This is almost a one-shop town and this is the shop. They had items people in town would need, like materials and I believe may have even had some food items. However, it is aimed at the tourist trade and there were paintings, local crafts and very friendly people there.It was just a nice old-fashioned store with friendly people and we got quite a...more
This is along one of the scenic routes - Route De Cidre. Along the way there are plenty of places where you can by locally brewed cidre, Calvados, Pommeau and lots of other goodies from the area. It's much more fun to shop this way than to grab a bottle in the Tax Free store!
We followed a small road back to the train station admiring half-timbered houses and shops along the way and noticing the really lovely flowers in window boxes. We found the train station and noticed a small canal so started to follow it.
There were little bridges over the canal at various places and a charming pasture with very healthy looking Norman cows coming in for milking . . . ah Camembert and Pont-l'Eveque and Livarot cheese . . . on the hoof!
As the canal wound back into town, we noticed apples floating in the water, escapees from someone's orchard. As we progressed back into town we found the lovingly restored old laverie shown in another Tip.