SPECIALTIES: GÂTINAIS HONEY

Gâtinais honey

The flavours, colours and textures of honey... These characteristics are closely related to the terroir, and the trees and flowers that grow there and are visited by the bees. As early as the end of the eighteenth century, Gâtinais honeys were renowned for their quality. In the nineteenth century, they were the most consumed honeys in Paris, due to the fact that they were produced nearby and because of their fine taste. They had a light colour and a particular flavour given to them by sainfoin, a plant grown for fodder, which has become rare today. Today, beekeepers produce a polyfloral honey, with a creaminess, sweetness and fine texture that ensure its reputation endures. Because the best guarantee of finding good honey is to buy it directly from beekeepers, we have listed a few addresses below.

 

Where to discover, taste and buy honey?

AT THE BEEKEEPERS

Bernard Perichon

Sale and tasting of honey and gingerbread, by appointment.
9 rue des vignes basses, 77130 Dormelles
Phone: +33 (0)1 60 96 60 73
Email: perichonb@orange.fr

L’Abeille de Flagy

Sale of honey and bee-related products.
9 bis rue moulin Billard, 77940 Flagy
Phone: +33 (0)6 59 97 10 91
Email: alex-apiculteur77@orange.fr
Facebook: L’abeille de Flagy

Les Gros Ormes

Sale and tasting of local produce (honey, oil and gingerbread), confectionery, sweets, honey vinegar, pollen and more. The honey farm can be visited every day by appointment (please call first).
39 route de la Vallée, Paley
Phone: +33 (0)1 64 31 53 06
Email: gt.garnier@orange.fr

Miel des Venelles

Sale and tasting, visit of the estate by appointment.
16 rue Alfred Pierrard, 77670 Saint-Mammès
Phone: +33 (0)6 21 96 71 84
Email: beharmonique0@gmail.com

Miel et Nature

Artisanal production of lime-blossom, forest, all-flower and buckwheat honeys. Royal jelly, and gingerbread.
Sale of honey, visits by appointment.
116 quater rue du port de La Celle, 77670 Saint-Mammès
Phone: +33 (0)1 60 70 80 67
Email: contact@mieletnature.com
Website: www.mieletnature.fr/

La Maison Vernou

Honey and products of the hive, harvested in the gardens of the presbytery of Vernou.
For sale at the village bakery.
7 rue de la Mairie, Vernou-La Celle-sur-Seine
Phone: +33 (0)6 60 49 99 69
Email: lamaisonvernou@yahoo.fr

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HONEY:

” Rucher pédagogique” (educational apiary) in Saint-Mammès

Reservation required to visit (call the Town Hall on +33 (0)1 64 23 39 41).
From May to September.
For further information: www.saint-mammes.com/Le-rucher-pedagogique.html

 

 





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