Cider is the New Wine

  • Port

    Brest, France

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Starting At

    USD59.95

  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    4¾ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

To learn more about cider and Breton culture you'll head to Le Faou. This is a town of immense character -- the gateway to the Crozon Peninsula. Le Faou is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

As you travel, your guide will tell you about this village that dates back to the 11th century, and (s)he will point out the traditional timbered houses in the center. You will also discover Saint Sauveur Church, facing the port. It is made of Logonna stone from Logonna-Daoulas -- a small village nearby.

When you reach the House of Cider, the owner will welcome you for an initiation into the world of cider. Step one allows you to explore the traditional aspects of cider and the special features of the different types of ciders to learn how they were made and how to mix and appreciate them. Step two involves a practical lesson -- a cider tasting led by the owner. Figure out which one you like best as you enjoy your cider with crêpes that are made on the spot from local organic ingredients.

Back on the coach, you'll drive to the Terenez Bridge. This curved, cable-stay bridge, designed by architect Charles Lavigne, crosses the Aulne River to link the Breton cities of Argol and Rosnoën. Take in the view over Armorique National Park, and take note of the bridge's architecture, as it won the World Infrastructure Award in 2013.