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A Gourmet Day Out in Normandy

Published on February 19, 2019 by Chris Robinson

For a gourmet day out in Normandy, the town of Lonlay l'Abbaye is the perfect choice. There's even some history thrown in for good measure.

There are five activities on the tour - three gourmet experiences, lunch and an abbey visit. The tours are run every Wednesday throughout the year. Places must be booked and the tour will be in French. However, as much of it involves food and drink, that may not be an issue.

gourmet day out in NormandyYou can download the brochure here.

To book your place on the tour all you need to do is contact the tourist office directly.

Office de Tourisme
12 place de la Roirie
61700 DOMFRONT
Tél : 02 33 38 53 97
info@ot-domfront.com
Website

Alternatively, you can visit each of the suggestions yourself so let's take a look at them in more detail.

1.Biscuit Factory - La Biscuiterie de L'Abbaye

Biscuits have been made here since 1090. They offer a guided tour and free tasting. This lasts around an hour. You'll be provided with a protective hairnet and overall to wear as you watch how the biscuits are made. You get to see the kneading, cutting, baking and packaging.

Places need to be booked. For more information and to book just call Mathilde on +33 (0)2 33 30 64 64 or email mathilde@biscuiterie-abbaye.com

The biscuit factory details are as follows:
Biscuiterie de l’Abbaye – Route du Val – 61700 Lonlay l’Abbaye
The English version of their website is here.

gourmet day out in Normandy

2.The Abbey Church - Abbatiale Notre Dame de Lonlay

You can do your own tour from 9am - 7pm every day. Entry is free. If you'd like to find out more about the abbey church that was built in the 11th century, download the brochure.
The abbey church is accessed via Place Saint-Sauveur in the centre of the town.

Lonlay L'Abbaye Lonlay L'Abbaye

3.Lunch - Le Relais de l'Abbaye

This is the suggested restaurant although there are other options outside of Lonlay l'Abbaye. Le Relais is at 16 Place Jules Levée, Tel 02.33.37.89.65. They offer a formule (set menu) for 15,90€ that includes starter, main course, dessert, quarter carafe of wine, coffee.

4.Beer tasting - Le Château de la Bière

For an additional gourmet experience you could visit this artisan beer producer. Their details are Le Château de la Bière, Le Fay, Tel 02.33.38.07.86 email contact@chateau-de-la-biere.com
Their website is here.

5.Dairy ice creams - Les Glaces de la Ferme Bidard

A final gourmet visit awaits just a short distance outside of Lonlay. Contact details: Les Glaces de la Ferme Bidard, La Guerche Carée
Tel: 06.48.99.63.98 Website.  This farm is only open on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

gourmet day out in Normandy

This gourmet day out is a great way to explore the small town of Lonlay l'Abbaye in Normandy.

 

Meet The Author
Until 2014 I worked in central London as a marketeer for a membership organization. Years of watching property renovation programmes on TV sparked a dream to do this in France having studied French and worked there previously. I left my job and completed the sale of my house on the same day (a stroke of luck rather than good planning) and headed off to Normandy. I undertook a barn renovation project managing the artisans’ workload. The result is a 3 bedroom gite which I now market all year providing me with endless opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge.
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