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What to Eat in Normandy

Restaurants around Normandy love to celebrate their dairy products and their fruits, which they are rightly proud of. The region's rich pastures and bucolic farmlands produce a rich bounty of these staples. Don't miss any opportunity to sample Normandy's four distinct cheeses: Camembert, Livarot, Pont l'Evêque and the heart-shaped Neufchâtel. There is even a Route des Fromages that highlights the four cheeses through stops at museums, farms, towns and restaurants. These cheeses are often served as dessert and pair well with the ever-present apple-based beverages from the region, such as cider, perry, Calvados and Pommeau, made from local apples and pears. Le Volet qui Penche in Bayeux is a popular wine bar known for its charcuterie and local cider.

Considering Normandy boasts hundreds of miles of coastline, seafood is another favorite, with lobsters, scallops and shrimp on many menus. Michelin starred-restaurants are also easy to come by in Normandy. If you're willing to splurge, restaurants like Jean-Luc Tartarin, Gill and Le Pily come highly recommended.

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