Calvados Experience

Just a few miles from the Flowered Coast, in the heart of picturesque town of Pont-l’Evêque, a brand new site is opening its doors in March 2018: Calvados Experience. Covering 3000 square metres, the site explores the history of Calvados, the traditional Norman spirit, with a sensory experience through a one-hour recreational and educational visit for all the family.

An unforgettable visit

Lasting one hour and fifteen minutes, the tour is sure to get your five senses awakened. It begins with an introduction to this world-famous apple brandy, then continues with the story of the region and an immersive tour of a typical pre-war Norman village, complete with a farm and market place.

Visitors will learn all about the life of the apple tree in the orchard room, discover the secrets of Calvados production in the apple-press and fermentation room, and will find out more about the art of distillation and the traditional know-how of ageing and blending.

The visit concludes in the tasting bar, where an expert will guide visitors through the three steps of the art of tasting: the eye, the nose and the palate.

A world-famous drink

Spirit France, a global Calvados producer and owner of four iconic spirit brands, has redesigned and refurbished from top to toe the buildings of its "Père Magloire" head office, located just off the A13 motorway, to offer visitors the chance to discover Normandy through one of the region's most famous products. Calvados is more than just a drink, it is part of France's cultural and culinary heritage.

The birth of this new major Norman attraction was therefore driven by the desire to promote not only a product, but also a region and its history.

A combination of aromatic, audio and visual effects make the visit a special sensorial experience for all visitors, young and old alike.

Practical information


  • Opening March 2018
  • Visits available in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Japanese
  • Minimum visiting time: 1 hr 15
  • The visit includes two tastings (non alcoholic drinks for children)
  • Bar, shop and snacking area on site

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