Visit the Graindorge Cheese Dairy
The Graindorge Cheese Village offers a unique tour concept: through a corridor of glass galleries, you can observe all the stages of cheesemaking, from the arrival of the milk at the cheese dairy to the packaging. Learn everything there is to know about making these famous cheeses with the help of films, information boards and games.
A historical heritage linked to cheese production
This famous Livarot, nicknamed the “colonel”, brought wealth and prosperity to the town throughout the 19th century and until the middle of the 20th century. The old steam engine from the Leroy factory, which was once used to produce boxes for packaging Livarot cheese, is a symbol of the industrial revolution which swept through the town in the 19th century and is open to the public. The grounds of L’Isle Manor, built by former cheesemaker and mayor Georges Bisson, is a great place for a walk in the middle of the town.
Fervaques Castle and Bellou Manor
In the countryside surrounding Livarot, two architectural gems are just waiting to be discovered. Fervaques Castle, also known as Le Kinnor Castle, is an impressive group of 14th-16th-century buildings. A masterpiece of Norman architect François Gabriel, it has been celebrated as a “jewel of late 16th-century construction”. Bellou Manor is a 15th and 16th-century manor house typical of the Pays d’Auge. The interior paintwork and the half-timbered dovecote with tiled exterior date from the 16th century, while the stables date from the 17th century. Extensive grounds and quality arboretum.
Ride an electric bike through the Livarot countryside
For an afternoon, William offers you a commented bike ride around Livarot and its beautiful rolling countryside in the Pays d’Auge. No need to be a top athlete or cycling champion, the bikes are electrically assisted!