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With a "Try a biscuit/cake as you browse!" and "Take your time!", Marc Burnouf, the patriarch and founder, is the epitome of La Maison du Biscuit and its signature generosity. He has as much passion as he did at the start and watching him bring the shop to life, speak with his hands and discuss his magical biscuits is pure joy!

The aisles are always stacked full in the vintage shop, open all week. The baskets heave with caramel shard cookies, delicate palets and the brand's signature petits fours financiers.
But that's not all...

His wife Carole Burnouf is the deli's high priestess. Tea, coffee, jam and other local produce glitter on the unique shop's vintage shelves. In total, over 9000 products and over 200 types of whisky adorn the shop and cosy tearoom with "very British" floral armchairs and sofas.

And the magic doesn't stop there: the next door factory and its aromas of butter and freshly toasted almonds waft through the shop whilst the team, who are just as warm and friendly as Marc and Carole, take care of stocking the shelves with biscuits as soon as they've cooled.

You wouldn't know it but they got off to a rocky start. Marc and Carole were eaten alive by a partner, had to start from scratch in 1990, relaunch their business and sell their biscuits at markets. They had a stroke of luck in 1995 when they took a chance on a neglected former diary in a prime spot between Bricquebec and Barneville-Carteret (Deauville on the west coast of Cotentin).

It was an instant success despite the basic set-up: a few second-hand sets of shelves to display the biscuits and local produce from their many friends at the market to make the otherwise sparse shop look a little fuller.

When Marc found an old photo of his great-grandfather Marc's bakery in 1997, he had a lightbulb moment: his ever-resourceful childhood friend Alain Tardif suggested bringing top artisans on board to create a completely utopic project drawn on the corner of a tablecloth: the Rue des Docteurs Burnouf was born.

It took almost 20 years of hard graft to turn the basic set-up into a fabulous and famous shop. There are flavours galore: La Maison du Biscuit is a unique place, packed with history and fuelled by a team of over twenty passionate people alongside Kévin Burnouf, the spitting image of his father. As you browse the aisles, he may tell you about new little hidey-holes he has in mind to delight visitors to his shop.

It was an instant success despite the basic set-up: a few second-hand sets of shelves to display the biscuits and local produce from their many friends at the market to make the otherwise sparse shop look a little fuller.

When Marc found an old photo of his great-grandfather Marc's bakery in 1997, he had a lightbulb moment: his ever-resourceful childhood friend Alain Tardif suggested bringing top artisans on board to create a completely utopic project drawn on the corner of a tablecloth: the Rue des Docteurs Burnouf was born.

It took almost 20 years of hard graft to turn the basic set-up into a fabulous and famous shop. There are flavours galore: La Maison du Biscuit is a unique place, packed with history and fuelled by a team of over twenty passionate people alongside Kévin Burnouf, the spitting image of his father. As you browse the aisles, he may tell you about new little hidey-holes he has in mind to delight visitors to his shop.

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La Maison du Biscuit is open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 7pm in NORMANDY in SORTOSVILLE-EN-BEAUMONT on the Cotentin area. (NB: the tea room is closed on Monday)

We're easy to find if you take the 902 road from BARNEVILLE-CARTERET or BRICQUEBEC. La Maison du Biscuit is :
- less than ½ an hour from CHERBOURG,
- 10 minutes from BARNEVILLE-CARTERET,
- 45 minutes from D-DAY BEACHES,
- an hour from MONT-SAINT-MICHEL and CAEN…

50270 Sortosville-en-Beaumont
02 33 04 09 04

Anne-Laure's markets

  • Thursday: Cherbourg (Theater Square)
  • Friday: Valognes (every 15 days)
  • Saturday: Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

Sandrine's markets

  • Monday: Carentan (market pl.)
  • Wednesday: La Haye du Puits (rue Emile Poirier)
  • Thursday: Coutances (cathedral square)
  • Friday: Caen (pl. St-Sauveur, quarter of rue Pemagnie/Pasteur)
  • Saturday: Agon-Coutainville or Saint-Lô