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Normandy is a great place to visit, with many festivals in June and a huge range of events throughout the year. One of the big ones is D-Day Landing commemorations, so check out these things to do in Normandy in 2019.

This antique calvados jug is a beautiful country design work of folk art, with plenty of personality and patina. It would look fabulous on a table or in your French country kitchen.

Discreet cutlery

Made in France, the discreet cutlery from normandyjug re-imagines a classic DEGRENNES design in modern and uncomplicated style. It’s inspired by the first flatware sets that founder Guy Degrenne created in 1948 after the Second World War. This new take on his iconic design features an updated blade surface and sleek, textured handles. And, just like the originals, it’s dishwasher-friendly! The perfect choice for a sophisticated, minimalist kitchen. The 24-piece set includes 6 table forks, 6 table knives, and 6 table spoons. It also includes a small, decorative milk jug to accompany it. Shop the rest of this collection for other stylish utensils.

Made in France

Normandy is a region known for its apples, butter and cheese, but it also has a rich alcoholic tradition. It is home to a range of artisanal distilleries and orchards where apple cider is distilled into Calvados, a popular apple brandy that has captivated discerning liqueur enthusiasts from all over the world.

A trip to Normandy is not complete without sampling the delicious and refreshing cider produced here, as well as visiting a renowned distillery and enjoying a tasty meal in a rustic Normandy restaurant using local products. It is also a great way to get to know the famous apple brandy, Calvados, which is made in the Pays d’Auge region of Normandy and qualifies for AOC status, demonstrating its quality and origin.

For a special treat, take your taste buds on a journey to the quaint town of Cambremer where you will find Denis Geneviere Marie, a small cidery and cider tasting room where you can enjoy local produce with an expert. Next, continue along the scenic cider route to a small but charming brasserie selling traditional Norman cuisine with a side of cider and apple juice.

During your stay, be sure to sample the Marmite Dieppoise, which uses fresh seafood and apple cider to create a creamy and satisfying soup. A classic French dish, this is a must-try when you visit Normandy and is available in many restaurants throughout the area.

It is also worth trying a glass of pommeau, a combination of apple brandy and apple juice. It is typically drunk with a slice of lemon and has a lower alcohol content than straight Calvados, making it a perfect option for those who prefer a more light drink.

There are many more artisanal beverages to try while you’re in Normandy, including the famous gin and the local wine produced in the town of Gussignies. The wines are typically dry and full of flavour, and the gin is often made from pear or apple varieties which makes it particularly delicious.

A must-have for any Normandy visitor is a trusty umbrella, designed and handmade in Cherbourg since 1986. Traditionally manufactured in a small factory near the sea, these umbrellas are made with only the finest materials and offer superior protection from the rain. They are available in a range of styles, so you can choose the best one for you.

Perfect for everyday use

The requisite brassy red jug is a given, but it’s the little things that make this one special. The titrated top lid and base are not only functional but pleasing on the eye. The gleaming silver elixir is a sight to behold as well. The encapsulated liquid is a joy to sip and savor. If that’s not enough, it’s a cinch to dispense your beverage in style thanks to the oh-so-convenient handle. The oh-so-convenient is a sure fire way to impress your guests with class and pizazz. The oh-so-convenient can be used to dispense your finest liquored up libations, or to serve up some of your favorite grub in style. The oh-so-convenient may also be a useful hint for your next dinner date or night on the town.