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La Compagnie des Terroirs

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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
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Reviewed 9 August 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 7 August 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 8 August 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 31 July 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 1 August 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!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

I would recommend this tour to everyone. Me and my partens learnt a lot and had a great time together. Etienne is really good at communicating all his knowledge and also make the tour fun and enjoyable.

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you very much for your review. It feels nic to have managed to make something interesting, fun. Or the otherway around! Thank you very much!!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Etienne is a brilliant, knowledgeable and passionate tour guide. He knows so much about both local history and gastronomy and how the two are inextricably linked. He took us to some really interesting and exciting local food producers and arranged a gorgeous picnic on a...More

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you Rosie. What a tremendous time I had with you guys!!! You changed my point of view on many things about social medias!!

Reviewed 22 July 2018

This was one of my favorite days in Normandy—it was so fun! The cheese, cider, and Calvados were really good. And Etienne is a wonderful guide! He's very friendly, funny, and knowledgeable about the history of Normandy and how cheese and cider are made. I...More

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you Noreen for this great review, thank you for recommanding my tour and thank you for having joined my tours! Best wishes

Reviewed 19 July 2018

We arranged an excursion with Etienne for a large group of colleagues. We visited one cheesemaker and two cideries. Not only was Etienne charming and knowledgeable about the region and products we tasted, he also did an fabulous job organizing transport for such a large...More

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you so much for your review and your funny group of collegues. It was a nice afternoon despite the rain. I hope your seminar went well.

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Four of us joined Etienne for a half-day cheese and cider tour and were thrilled with what we experienced. He blended enough facts with hands-on sampling to make our introduction to the area and the products as fascinating as it was delicious. His use of...More

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you so much! You asked tricky questions so I did my best not to make it up! Thank you for recommanding my tours!!

Reviewed 27 June 2018

We went on the full day tour with Etienne. It was a great decision. My wife and I had actually already visited one of the stops. When we went on our own, we got a sample plate and then left. On our tour with Etienne,...More

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear George, I am glad you made that decision and you appreciated coming to the same site twice during your holidays! Thank you for joining my tour! Best regards Etienne

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved and recommend this tour. Etienne was an amazing guide and we learned so much from him.

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Etienne F, Propriétaire at La Compagnie des Terroirs, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you very much for this review that goes straight to the point!! It feels nice to be "amazing" but I am not, I just do my job and what I would like to do on my own holidays! Etienne

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KarenLikes
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You have a full day or 1/2 day option Karen
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Kessey
12 June 2018|
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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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Inez F
9 May 2017|
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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.
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