Galipette Cidre – French Cider worth seeking out

After my visit to Brittany last year (click here to find out about Breton Whisky), I returned with a love for Breton Cider as well. It was completely different from the ultra-sweet fizzy flavoured ciders served in glasses filled with ice. This was back to basics, tasting like apple juice cider, the real deal. So, when Galipette Cidre asked me to try their cider, well I had to!

@foodieexplorers Cider from France for summer drinks #foodtiktok #cidre #cider #summer #foodieexplorers ♬ LIMITS THE SKY – Mpax

Galipette Cidre is a premium French cider made from organic apples and crafted in France’s Normandy and Brittany regions.

We had three ciders to try:-

  • Galipette Rosé Cidre – made from rare red-flesh apples.
  • Galipette Brut Cidre – the original cidre
  • Galipette Biologique Cidre – made 100% from organic apples

On the nose, these ciders have a sweet fruit and definite apple aroma. Without the funk of a traditional English cider, this French cider has a pronounced apple taste and is without the excess gas noticeable in the current trend of popular UK ciders.

We enjoyed them all chilled, but they were even better after a few minutes in the sun to slightly warm to drinking temperature after being in a cold fridge.

The brand’s selection of artisan ciders is available online and in a range of premium supermarkets including Waitrose and Sainsburys




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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