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La Compagnie des Terroirs

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“pays d'auge”(7 reviews)
La compagnie des terroirs is a unique way of discovering Normandy. We tour small groups to meet world famous Camembert and other cheeses, apple and pear cider and brandy. Conducted by a Terroir specialist, our tours will take you on a off the beaten...more
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14000 Caen, France
+33 7 89 82 59 63
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Reviewed July 16, 2015

When one travels to Caen there are 3 things you must do. The Memorial of Caen, visit the historic town center, and a tour with La Compagnie des Terroirs. Visit the website and you will learn what a Terroir is. In Italy these type of...More

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2015

Thank you Jeffrey for this wonderful review. We had a great time that afternoon. I know that you loved the Graindorge dairy not only for the cheese! I'll keep you posted with this!! I hope you had a great time in Bordeaux and that you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Etienne’s food and cider tour was interesting, enjoyable and delicious. He has a vast knowledge of how and why certain cheeses and ciders are made. I can highly recommend joining him.

Thank Trav3110r
Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this nice words. I try to do my best indeed everytime!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Etienne is an excellent guide and very knowledgeable of the region and its products. We spend a very enjoyable day learning about the cheeses, apples and history of Normandy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually spent more than one day on a private tour with Etienne, travelling around Normandy and sampling so many fabulous delicacies. I can't recommend him enough - truly informative and a pleasure to be around. Thank you again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I chose to take this tour (instead of MSM) during the 3 days in Bayeux. We enjoyed the day with another couple in Etienne’s van. It was a good change of pace from the D-day tours. Etienne gave us a good flavor...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

This tour was truly a highlight of our trip. Etienne was a fantastic host. He knows so much of the local history and his passion for the area and the local produce makes the tour so more than your standard tour. We went for the...More

Thank Ally C
Reviewed October 3, 2018

We had an amazing day with Etienne and what a great way to back up on D day excursions with a wonderful and relaxing trip into the countryside. We sampled cheeses in the morning and cider in the afternoon. How more relaxing can it be...More

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Reviewed September 15, 2018

I had a delightful experience on the cider & cheese tour. My friend is more of a cheese fan that I am and suggested this trip. I’m glad that she did. It’s refreshing to get out of the city and into the heart of an...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

First, the tour. We took the half day tour, which was 6 hours. That’s a pretty robust half day! In that time we stopped at 3 different producers. Since our son is only 12, the guide adjusted the tour to 2 cheese stops and 1...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Normandy is renowned for its cheese, cider and calvados which is what this company specialises in. As an agrononmist with a passion for this region of France, Etienne day and half day trips are a great way to gain insight into these wonderful french delights....More

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thnak you very much for your review. Thank you for remembering all those cheeses and apple products!! It makes me happy. Thank you for having chosen to go on my tour. Etienne

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Etienne was the perfect host - clear communication before the tour, punctual, charming, a great driver and so full of interesting information. I learned so much! The other guests were such fun and there was a really nice atmosphere. Great combination and choices of visits...More

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you very much for this lovely review. I am glad you have liked it and loved the atmosphere and the different places! your review makes my day!

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August 9, 2018|
Response from Traveltheworldcd | Reviewed this property |
You have a full day or 1/2 day option Karen
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Etienne F | Property representative |
Dear Kessey, Thnak you for your interest in my tours. The tour from Honfleur starts at 9:30am and would end around 5:30-6pm. I can pick-up from Honfleur but only if I do not have anyone else that started from somewhere... More
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Response from Chris P | Reviewed this property |
The farms are 1 to 2 hours drive from Bayeaux. It would depend on your guide but the unique, artisan, small batch, dairies are well worth it.