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“Interesting place”

La Maison du Camembert
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Argentan
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Located in the heart of the village of Camembert, the Maison du Camembert presents the history of the most famous French cheese. The museum proposes a audio tour in French and English in the footsteps of Marie Harel who created the camembert in 1791. The visit is followed by a tasting of 3 types of Camembert. The shop offers a wide range of cheeses and cider products and many souvenirs. Cheese bar and cider drinks to consume on site.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice little museum. We were really interested to read about the birth of Camembert and see the production process. Camembert itself was surprisingly small but very picturesque. The samples of cheese we got with the museum ticket were very generous, and we found some nice cheese themed merchandise in the shop. I initially rated three stars, but really we just didn't get the most out of it because we had young children with us, and the museum isn't really aimed at them. But we weren't charged for them and they still got a piece of cheese to try, so that seemed unfair. They did enjoy the cow models but rushed us through a bit. The museum is small and doesn't take long to do, but the trip could be extended by a visit to the excellent Marechalerie restaurant a short drive away. I recommend a visit to adults and perhaps their older children.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We drive by and through this little hamlet often, the museum is a delight for cheese lovers, If you love Camembert as we do this is the place to find its history, it was first made here around 18th century by Marie Harel (whos statue you can see in Vimotiers) as i believe this was on the advice from a priest who came from Brie....
The wooden box it comes in was made so it could be shipped to far away places especially America where it became very popular.
So for a small hamlet it certainly has alot of history, even though we have books on all the sights and museums around the Orne there is still so much to learn.
The people are really warm and friendly and are certainly proud of their history, so take a detour and visit but dont blink you may miss it!

Thank Moetbubbles
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

It was out of season and it was nice and quiet. Museum interesting, samples of lovely cheese. Can recommend lunch with local cider. Lovely views staff helpful and friendly. Would happily return.

Thank chris131219
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A friendly and interesting place to visit for those fond of cheese and/or a little bit of history. Try the baked Camembert, you won't regret it. The local Cider collection is good too.

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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting, worth a detour, or at least a bit. If you have an interest in cheese, it's fun, informative and a bit unique. For a foodie it was a blast.

Thank monkandthelaw
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