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The Maison de la Pomme et Poire (House of apple and Pear) was created in 1983 in Barenton by the Normandy-Maine Regional Nature Park.
In June 25, 2016 it reopened, after a bit of new construction, as the Musée du Poiré.
In this chat we discuss the Route du Poiré which can be followed along in this region of Normandy and trying to find the Musée du Poiré.
This adventure began when The Nose and I having only one day left in France, after our chat with Eric Bordelet, decided to head in the opposite direction of where we needed to go, so that we could visit the museum on all things Perry or Poiré, as it is said in French.
The museum has ample parking and is Free and open from April 1st to October 15th - Do double check as these dates might change.
It is closed on May 1st
Set up a guided tour for the minimal fee of 2.50 (euros)
The museum breaks down the historical path of apples and pears.
The information plaques along the accessible path into the orchard begin with the time when Dinosaurs became extinct around 40-60 million years ago
According to the museum it says that Apples can be traced back to 45 million years. Whereas with pears their history is a bit more of a mystery!
Fun tidbits found at the museum:
Contact info for the Musée du Poiré
Phone : 02 33 59 56 22
Fax : 02 33 59 16 20
And GPS coordinates: N 48 ° 35'16 "- W 0 ° 48'24"
Lemon Mousee Recipe from The New Moosewood Cookbook page 215
Go to the show notes page for this episode to find the full recipe.
Mentions in this podcast
CiderCon February 8th through 10th, 2017
Chicago Cider Summit February 11, 2017
Need a place to stay near the museum or while on the Route du Poiré
Check in to the La Bouissonniere Gite follow them on Twitter @gemofagite
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Big Apple Hard Cider - NYC
Kurant Cider - Pennsylvania
Oliver’s Cider and Perry - Herefordshire/UK
Santa Cruz Cider Company - California
The Cider Project - California
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