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Le Pays d'Auge
The "Pays d'Auge" region is in the back country of the
famous ports and resorts of Honfleur, Deauville and Trouville. It
takes like two small hours to drive from Paris. Three famous
chalk-streams are flowing in the Pays d'Auge: The Risle, the
Charentonne and the Touques. This is the production region of the star
cheese Camembert, Pont-Lévèque & Livarot,
here also is distilled the best calvados apple brandy.
exploring the Risle
|Parisians love Deauville,
Trouville and Honfleur for different reasons. Deauville is an elegant
resort offering beaches, golf courses, horse races, casinos and palace
hotels. Trouville is more the place to find good restaurants serving
seafood in front of the fishers market. Honfleur is an old small harbor
visited for the many antique shops and art galleries found in the
narrow streets, and for the pleasure of a drink at a café of the
fisher boat and nets
|On the picture the walls of the old houses
may look dark. They are nicely and fully covered of slate to protect
the wood constructions against salty sea winds and rains of the winter
storms. Most of the buildings are very old. The clear one on the right
is the former salt cellar (grenier à sel), now a town museum.
The port of
dinner in Trouville
breakfast in Deauville...
of the different valleys - Gastronomy in the Pays d'Auge - Fishing days
in the Pays d'Auge -
The most famous chalk stream of
Charles C. Ritz
beloved mill of Aclou on the river Risle
On the Risle is found only brown trout. Dry Fly fishing really starts
by mid May. Wet fly fishing can be productive during the early season,
between late April and the first serious hatches. Fly anglers of the
old time would never wade to fish. Now wading is not necessary, but not
|La Risle was made famous by
Charles Ritz's masterpiece book "A Fly fisher's life".
The "Aclou reach" is often mentioned as his favorite fishing spot.
Our stretches are situated upstream from the market town of Pont
Audemer. Shopping for river picnic in Pont-Audemer is an outstanding
pleasure. Our suggested hotels are excellent departing points for sight
seeing to the seashore of Deauville, Trouville, and Honfleur.
The Risle is joined from Paris after two hours leisurely driving. The
total distance is 140kms.
does not claim to be the Venice, of Normandy
clearly built on water
to the "Evening rise" on the Risle
excellent brown trout of the Risle
Happy days in Normandy - Aclou May 26th 2007
Prices & Accommodation
simply ask by email for the complete Normandy rates
Choice of accommodation for the Risle
Quaint market town hotel
at short distance - Manor hotel, slightly farther - Charm and
reasonable luxury hotels in Honfleur.
or 3 days it is easy to combine the Risle with the other streams of
of the Pays d'Auge, June 2006
Calvados distilleries, but also cider and cheese farms can be visited
at several places on the vallée de la Touques. Of course it is
possible to take away what you like. The label beside is from a
distillery on the river Touques very near some of the best sea trout
pont-lévèque and livarot cheese are found here in their
best traditional quality named AOC Pays d'Auge fermier
Market day in
Normandy - Cows,
meadows and old churches.
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