Day 1

Lonlay l’Abbaye, Domfront and la Michaudière

Arrival in Calvados at your own expense.

Guided tour of the abbey biscuit factory in order to understand each stage of the manufacture  of the famous biscuit :  kneading, shaping,  baking, and packaging.

Free lunch in Domfront, know as “most beautiful detours in France” and “little town of character”

Then, enjoy the biggest equestrian show in Normandy  « from earth to the stage” at the horse farm la Michaudière . Around thirty draft horses (Percherons, Norman Cob, Breton, Comtois and Ardennes cobs) are staged there in surprising numbers (harnesses, aerobatics, dressage…)

The Domfront country is listed “Remarkable Site of Taste” for the Domfront Pear Cider  (AOC Poiré) and the Domfront Calvados Brandy . Tour of the cellar with a tasting at the end.

Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight in a hotel in Bagnoles de l’Orne or in a guest house.

Day 2

Bagnoles de l’Orne, Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei and Alençon

Breakfast

Guided tour of Bagnoles de l’Orne, from the lake to the Guided tour of Bagnoles de l’Orne, from the lake to the Belle Epoque neighbourhood, you have a date with history at each corner of the street and façade.

Lunch at the restaurant in Bagnoles de l’Orne.

In the heart of the Alpes Mancelles, guided tour of the medieval village Saint-Cénéri-le-Gérei. Built around a meander of the Sarthe, thanks to its heritage, this village is known as one of “the most beautiful village in France”, “little town of character” and “village of painters”.

City of lace, Alençon is well known for its neddlepoint “Point d’Alençon”, which was declared UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Visit of the museum of fine arts and lace museum.

Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight in a hotel in Alençon or in a guest house.

Day 3

Camembert and Haras du Pin

Breakfast.

Visit of the “Maison du Camembert”. In an early-19th-century restored farm, this museum retraces the history of the famous Camembert, tasting at the end of the visit.

Lunch at the restaurant.

Tour of the Haras du Pin : the “sellerie d’honneur”, the prestigious tack room, and the collection of horse-drawn carriages.  You will visit the stables n°2, 3 which house horses and ponies, stars of the shows. Visit of the Discovery trail of the n°1 stable : The history of the place, the Horse and the Norman equine are revealed to you in various areas of the stable.

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Useful information

Tour of the biscuit abbey factory available from Monday to Friday.

The equestrian show takes place on specific dates between mid-April and the end of October.

Equestrian show and behind the scenes of the show from April to September.