Ferme de la Sapiniere, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer

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Sample distinctive ciders at Ferme de la Sapiniere, a family farm with a shop offering a variety of homemade foodstuffs. Located in a traditional two-story stone house close to Omaha Beach, the shop treats customers with generous tastings. Run by two brothers from a family of sixth-generation cider producers, the farm cultivates and processes over 30 varieties of apple. Explore bottles of Calvados, pear, and apple liqueurs, and taste the farm's famous cidre bouché. Take a tour of the farm, see cider-making equipment, and learn about the elaborate process. Using our world travel planner, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer attractions like Ferme de la Sapiniere can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Warm welcome with proposal of tasting visit exciting of the cider (but a bit long for young children 4-6 years)
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  • Local cidery that also has local calvedos - an apple brandy, I think, rather potent but quite good. Odd, slightly disturbing guest there from California - not associated with them - who wanted picture...  more »
  • Corkscrew winetasting - when in Normandy, you must do "Cidre" tasting. The Ferme de la Sapiniere was a great experience. The family-run feel and the warm and hospitable service made this an outstandin...  more »
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  • A small but good selection of local preserves, cheeses, caramels, juices, and ciders. Friendly staff make this a nice, quick stop for something to take home.
  • The wonderful staff here helped us select a wonderful Calvados to bring home for ourselves (and treats for our family). Knowledgeable and generous with their time and information, we really enjoyed our visit to this distillery. The staff was also bilingual and friendly, all in all, a great experience. Can't wait to order more from this Calvados producer. Oh, and the Calvados--smooth, bourbon-like, and wonderful with an apple-crisp finish.
  • Very friendly people. Got a free degustation and decided to buy the "Saporange". A cider based liquor with a fresh orange taste. It's sold in a classy bottle that can be used as a fancy water bottle afterwards.
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  • Visit very friendly Nice staff I highly recommend very interesting to get an idea of making the juice of Apple or cider
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