The Manche region of Normandy is home to countless small-scale producers, craftsmen and artisans: creators who draw on local resources to make, cook or dream up products which are ‘made in la Manche’. Whether as a treat for yourself or to offer as a gift, here are some of our most treasured Normandy specialities.

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Les Biscuits de Sainte-Mère-Eglise

Inspired by the history of the town, this biscuit maker produces a wide range of delicious biscuits – little paras, goblin’s delights, Sainte-Mère biscuits, Normandy shortcakes, and for the really sweet-toothed, they also make chocolates

 

La confiture de Bisous
Les Délices de Camille - Cérences

« Les Délices de Camille » est né de la passion de Nadia Legendre pour les mélanges étonnants mais harmonieux et toujours authentiques. Je vous conseille de goûter la confiture de bisous, la douceur de la fraise associée au parfum surprenant de la rose…

 

La brioche du Vast

In the village of Le Vast, in the Manche region, the bakery bearing the same name has a cafe where you can enjoy a bowl of cider and try their famous brioche whose delicious smell has been wafting from the oven….

 

Le camembert Réo
Fromagerie du Val d’Ay - Lessay

The Réaux cheese factory has been producing its legendary camembert, made with unpasteurised milk and moulded by ladle in the traditional way, since 1931. It has won many awards, and you can’t leave without trying it!

 

La Pierre de Valognes
Territoires chocolats - Montebourg

Enter the world of Christian Morisset and set out on a voyage of discovery of the tastes of chocolate : soft or intense, but always full of surprises to delight your taste buds

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Fresh cheese with figs
Chèvrerie de la Huberdière – Liesville-sur-Douve

Mr and Mme Lefort pamper their 150 milk goats in order to produce the best milk for cheeses full of character. Tome, crottin, plain, ash-coated or with peppercorns – there’s bound to be one that you’ll love!

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Milk jam
Lait Douceur de Normandie - Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte

Sweet-toothed, be warned : you are welcome to visit the workshops of Lait Douceur and try their delicious milk jam, caramel ingots or soft caramel.

 

Genuine Belval-Gare sausages

The Dulin Villain charcuterie has been making its famous onion flavoured sausage for over 20 years. It has been copied but never equalled, and now it has become its own brand. Don’t forget to stop at Belval-Gare on your way back from the beach to buy the centrepiece of the evening’s barbecue !

 

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Théo Capelle cidery - Sotteville

The Théo Capelle cidery, in the Cotentin, produces a variety of aperitifs, ciders, calvados, fruit juices and jellies from the orchards belonging to the family business. There’s something for everyone.

 

Les jambons du Bocage - Marigny

These hams have been made in the traditional way for over 20 years. They are smoked over a wood fire, which gives them a unique flavour and texture.

 

L’Andouille de Vire
Andouillerie de la Baleine - Gavray

This small business in the heart of the Sienne valley makes real Vire andouille (tripe sausage) in the traditional way. You can visit the factory, taste the product and take your andouille home!

 

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Let’Sea - Granville

Chloé Mirande, a young designer from Granville, has a fresh and dynamic collection of beachwear, which grows with each season.

 

Knitwear
Tricoterie du Val de Saire - Valcanville

These high quality clothes are made in the Manche region of Normandy. French design and craftsmanship has succeeded in creating contemporary clothes inspired by the landscapes and traditions of this little corner of the Cotentin.   

 

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Sortosville-en-Beaumont

Discover the world of Pascaline, all colour and sweetness. She uses different paste materials (including clay, polymers and salt dough) to make mouthwatering jewellery and decorative objects.

 

Beeswax Soap
Savonnerie Bulles de Miel - Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

These soaps have all the best smells of Normandy – Cotentin cows milk, marigolds, nettles, essential oils and above all beeswax and honey from the soap factory hives.