This is the Normandy as depicted in picture postcards : its fertile rolling pastures, its edge lined fields, its cows with their brown and white markings grazing under the apple trees... Thatched cottages, steeped roofed manors and small roman churches complete this idyllic landscape where it is a pleasure to live. Local produce is world-renown and manu of a high quality: milk products, beef, poultry, apples, cider... Many towns ans villages have given their names to famous cheeses: Camembert, Livarot, Pont l'Evêque. Tasting are a must !
The imposing castle of Gacé houses a unique museum dedicated to the Lady of Camélias, the famed romantic heroine immortalised by Verdi and Dumas the younger. The novelist was inspired by the love between a local girl, Alphonsine Plessy, and the Duke of Guiche to write the sublime portrait and tragic destiny of Marguerite Gautier.