Calvados Experience with cocktail workshop and discovery tasting
Excursions & day trips

Calvados Experience with cocktail workshop and discovery tasting

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German , Russian , Japanese , Chinese
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the history of the traditional Norman apple brandy Calvados
  • Learn how to create cocktails based on the famous French spirits
  • Taste this apple brandy with local cheese and become a Calvados Connoisseur
What to expect

Set in Normandy on the site of France's oldest Calvados Maison, the Calvados Experience is a world-class visitor attraction that immerses you on a multi-sensory journey of the history of Normandy!

Start your visit with a 45-minute audio-guided tour where you walk through several lively and beautifully decorated halls with explanations accessible to everyone. Throughout the visit, witness the mystery of the transformation of Calvados, the traditional Norman apple brandy, which is part of the cultural and culinary heritage of France and Normandy.

This unique experience ends with 3 options to choose below:

  • Option 1: learn the basics of mixology by making 3 cocktails with a French bartender
  • Option 2: enjoy an exquisite tasting of Calvados, aperitif, or juice, with local cheese
  • Option 3: sample an exquisite tasting of Calvados with local cheese and prepare a cocktail with a French bartender
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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Audio-guided tour
    • Depending on the chosen option in the order box
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Where

    Calvados experience, Route de Trouville, Pont-l'Évêque, France

    Meeting point:

    Present your voucher at the entrance of the Calvados Experience.

    What to remember
    • At the time of booking, select the option of your choice in the order box :
      - Option 1: cocktail workshop
      - Option 2: tasting of calvados and cheese
      - Option 3: tasting of calvados and cheese and cocktail workshop
    • Tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase
    • The tour starts approximately every 12 minutes
    • Please note this tour operates in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Japanese
    • During peak tourist periods, you can wait longer than usual
    • The Calvados Experience welcomes all ages, but please note that this is a fully immersive show with low lighting, smoke, and loud noises which may upset younger visitors
    • The Calvados Experience boutique sells a wide range of Calvados, Pommeau, cider, and apple juice as well as local produce
    • The tour is not suitable for pets
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    When
    • From 15 March to 30 June and from 1 September to 4 January: open every day from 10.00 am to 7.00 pm (last visit at 6.15pm)
    • From 1 July to 31 August: open every day from 10.00am to 8.00pm (last visit at 7.15pm)
    • From 5 January to 14 March: open from Monday to Sunday from 10.00am to 6.00pm (last visit at 5.15pm)
    • Closed on 25 December and 1 January
    • Last visit 45 minutes before closing

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    Provider
    Calvados Experience
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 days before the experience begins.

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