Seafood, cheese, cream and cider: plenty of typically Norman flavours that are enjoyed and celebrated all year round.
September gives pride of place to the famous heart-shaped Neufchâtel cheese, in the heart of Seine-Maritime's countryside, in Neuchâtel en Bray.
The apple, coming in all its forms, is honoured in many different festivals, especially in autumn in the Seine Valley (along the Fruit Trail), but also in the Pays de Bray and in the Pays de Caux.
The climax of these celebrations is undoubtedly the (aptly named!) "Fête du Ventre et de la Gastronomie" taking place in mid-October in Rouen. Norman cuisine is highlighted thanks to an impressive market with local producers, demonstrations by chefs, entertainment, introductory workshops, etc. A must-see event that will treat your senses!
A little bit later, in November, the whole Alabaster Coast, or almost the whole Alabaster Coast, celebrates one of its most popular products: the herring! During the whole month, Herring Festivals are held one after the other where herrings are eaten grilled, marinated, turned into bloaters... with a glass of white wine while listening to sea shanties... So we look forward to seeing you in Le Tréport, Dieppe (where scallops are of course celebrated as well), Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, Fécamp, Etretat to experience authentic and friendly atmospheres!