|Normandy consists of two
regions; Upper Normandy with departments of Seine Maritime and Eure; and
Lower Normandy with departments of Manche, Calvados and Orne. The-Gîte-at-Ger
is in Manche close to the borders with Calvados and Orne.
Upper Normandy has a high concentration of industry while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural in character with cattle breeding the most important sector. It is also the home of Camembert, Pont L'Eveque and Livarot cheeses. Normandy is a significant cider producing region and also produces Calvados which is an apple brandy. The bocage is a patchwork of small fields with boundaries made up of high hedges. Other areas of economic importance are dairy produce, horse breeding (two French national stud farms), seafood and of course tourism.
During WW2 it was the site of the Normandy invasion and the break out to re-take Europe. There are plenty of museums and interesting places to visit for anyone interested in history.