9am - Meet your English speaking driver guide at the main exit of your ship and departure for a full day tour in Pays D'Auges
Departure for the Cider Road: As we follow the Route du Cidre, we'll visit cider, pommeau and calvados makers. Of course, we'll taste their products and learn about the AOC Calvados du Pays d'Auge.
You will visit A visit to the farm of an artisanal cheesemaker at the Domaine St. Hippolyte, is an occasion to learn about the making of livarot, pont l'eveque and fresh pave d'augecheeses, made exclusively from the milk of Race Normand "happy" cows. The Domaine St.Hipployte recently won a gold medal for it’s artisanal pont l’eveque cheese at the 2008 Paris Agricultural Fair.
The day will end with a visit of Lisieux Saint Pierre Cathedral.
Romanesque cathedral dedicated July 8, 1060. It burned in 1136. It remains, of the first cathedral, two square pillars on each side of the main entrance inside. The present cathedral was completed in 1182. In 1218, another fire destroyed the top of the choir. This part was immediately rebuilt, in part, in Gothic-Romanesque. At the end of the twelfth century, Gothic architecture developed in France but shows a great diversity, especially in the West. The Cathedral of Lisieux is largely built in a soft limestone and friable Valley Touques.
5pm - End of the tour at your ship