Camembert in Normandy

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Camembert is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France with a population of 170. The village is most noted for the early development of camembert cheese by Marie Harel in 1791 (List of French cheeses).

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Memorial to Marie Harel, legendary inventor of Camembert cheese © Jan-Tore Egge cc-by-sa-4.0
Camembert has been called “The largest small village in France.” This is because the area of the commune itself is out of proportion to the center of the village which consists of the Cheese Museum (in the shape of a Camembert cheese), the Town Hall (Mairie), the Church of St Anne, the Ferme Président (a museum), Beamoncel (the house where Marie Harel, the creator of camembert cheese lived) and 3 other small houses. The rest of the commune is scattered over 10 km² (2,500 acres).

Read more on normandie-tourisme.fr – Camembert, Maison du Camembert, Fromagerie Durand (the last AOP cheese farm located in the village) and Wikipedia Camembert (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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