Beuvron-en-Auge in Normandy

20 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  3 minutes

© Zairon/cc-by-sa-4.0

© Zairon/cc-by-sa-4.0

Beuvron-en-Auge is a commune in the Calvados department and Normandy region of north-western France.   read more…

Isigny-sur-Mer in Normandy

22 May 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit Reading Time:  7 minutes

Town hall © Ikmo-ned/cc-by-sa-3.0

Town hall © Ikmo-ned/cc-by-sa-3.0

Isigny-sur-Mer (literally Isigny on Sea) is a commune in the Calvados department and Normandy region of north-western France. It is part of the communauté de communes Isigny-Omaha Intercom, the 59 communes of which have a combined population of 27,181. Situated in the fertile grassland region – known as the Baie des Veys – which constitutes the joint estuary of four rivers, Isigny is an important centre of the dairy industry. The town is famous for its AOC butter and cream, as well as for the production of Mimolette, Pont-l’Évêque, Camembert, and Trésor d’Isigny cheeses, among others, made by the Isigny Sainte-Mère co-operative. Oysters have been extensively cultivated in the nearby waters of the Baie des Veys since the mid 20th century. A major river, the Vire, passes through the commune.   read more…

Grandcamp-Maisy in Normandy

12 May 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  3 minutes

Le Manoir © Frédérique Loy/cc-by-sa-4.0

Le Manoir © Frédérique Loy/cc-by-sa-4.0

Grandcamp-Maisy is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Grandcamp-Maisy is located on the coast, 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) northeast of Isigny-sur-Mer and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Pointe du Hoc. It is an active fishing port, with a fish market located on the harbour side.   read more…

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