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A wonderful antique French (Normandy) cider or wine jug. This jug is made of barrel oak decorated with polished brass rings and is further embellished with a brass handle. The jug is in excellent condition and measures 9.5” x 13.5”.

A Normandy jug would make a wonderful addition to any home or bar. The jug is engraved with castle and leaf motifs. The jug is crafted in France and is circa 1860.

Cider from Normandy is one of the most popular drinks in France. The region has been making cider since the 11th century and it is a staple drink in Normandy.

If you’re a fan of cider then you will want to visit the Boulard Calvados distillery. They use apples from the Pays d’Auge area in Normandy to create their brandy which is double distilled and aged for years before being released.

The calvados is a very smooth and creamy flavoured brandy which has a strong fruity character. It can be enjoyed on its own, or with a savory or sweet crepe for dessert.

Other things to do in Normandy include visiting Monet’s house in Giverny. It’s not a huge building but it’s really worth seeing as it evokes the feeling that you were in his shoes when he lived there.

Festivals in Normandy are a great way to experience the local culture and traditions. From jazz to events that look back to the past for inspiration, there is a huge range of festivals in July.