Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, Château du Breuil has been a residence of families Bouquetot, Montgomery, Bence and others. Today it is also one of most prestigious Calvados distilleries (created in 1954). It offers to its visitors guided tours as well as tastings of old Calvados around the year.



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ilovetochat87 said 6 years ago
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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BARCODE_BYDENNY Denny mac Taggart (14 months ago)
Great tour in a beautiful setting. The guide was very helpful and knowledgeable (I think his name is Antoine?- he did an amazing job) I would highly recommend a visit this Calvados Distillery to all my friends visiting the region
Gabriele Busnelli (16 months ago)
My father bought a bottle of Calvados aged for twenty years, called Réserve des Seigneurs (the Lords’ reserve!), and... my goodness! It is, so to say, complex, velvety, sweet and refreshing at the same time. Personally, if I did not know it, I would never be able to tell it comes from apples. It is honestly one of the best drinks I have ever had.
Joe Collver (21 months ago)
Great tour and tasting. One of the best calvados distilleries in the region and a beautiful estate.
Bart Van Kerckhoven (2 years ago)
Fantastic , beautiful , very friendly ! And the Calvados is wonderfull ! (Also the Calvados-liqueur , -beer and -sweets)
Fulvio Ferrauto (3 years ago)
Amazing visit to the castle and wonderful explanation of the apple cider making!
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