Maison du Camembert Museum

Maison du Camembert Museum

A true symbol of France, Camembert cheese is an integral part of our everyday eating experience. In just 2 centuries it has become so familiar to us that it is now considered part of our national gastronomic heritage. A local speciality that is also very popular beyond our borders, it is paradoxically the epitome of French refinement.

In 1791 during the French revolution and just a short distance from here in Beaumoncel manor, Camembert was born out of an encounter between a cantankerous priest and Marie Harel – a farmer living in the Auge.

In the heart of the village of Camembert a late 18th / early 19th century building has been restored to become home to the Maison de Camembert. It offers a showcase for the most emblematic of French cheeses and pays tribute to Marie Harel in the historic place in which this great saga began.

Text quoted from Maison du Camembert website. Image copyright maison du Camembert.


Attraction Details

phone number: +33 (0)2 33 12 10 37


address 1: 61 Le Bourg

address 2: Camembert

postcode: 61120