Calvados and cidre are typical products of Normandy. Cider or cyder, in French “cidre” is a fermented alcoholic beverage traditionally made from apple juice. Cidre Doux is sweet, having about 2% of alcohol, while Cidre Brut is stronger having about 4,5% of alcohol. In some regions, the cidre is made from pear juice (poiré). By double distillation of cider is produced a spirit named calvados. There are numerous calvados and cidre bars and shops (cidrerie).