Awarded a silver medal at the International Spirit Challenge in the tourism category, the Calvados Expérience in Pont-l’Evêque can certainly count itself among the most beautiful distilleries open to visitors in the world.

Calvados Père Magloire l'Expérience
L’expérience Calvados – Père Magloire © Calvados Père Magloire l’Expérience

The International Spirit Challenge has gained the reputation for being the biggest event in the world dedicated to spirits in the last 26 years and counting. No fewer than 2,000 participants from 70 different countries take part, recognising the trophies awarded as an international symbol of quality and excellence!

Award after award

Calvados Père Magloire competed under the category Spiritourism, and thus became the only French establishment to win an award among visitor centres in distilleries from around the world, including for whisky, run and gin. Opening its doors in March 2018, the Calvados Experience has continued as it began, winning award after award. Last year, it was awarded a Traveller’s Choice accolade on TripAdvisor, scoring 5/5, a visit here therefore considered among the top 10% of best tourist attractions in the world.

200th birthday CELEBRATIONs

To celebrate its 200th birthday, Calvados Père Magloire is opening a new space dedicated to its brand. From now on, visitors will be able to go around this additional area, where they can learn about the major events that have marked these 200 years of Calvados history, notably via a film projected onto several screens.


To add to the experience, there are events held through July and August that might well appeal to your corporate gatherings:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday: Tastings of Calvados and Cheese
  • Every Wednesday and Friday: ‘Cocktail-making classes (advance bookings only)

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Iris Meilink
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