Cambremer - Village and Church (Page 1 of 2)
|Aerial view of Cambremer
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|This village is located
in the "Pays d'Auge" area, known for its vales, hedges and
It is also famous for its manors and its stud houses.
The Cambremer region is proud of its rich heritage.
Most of the buildings in the town center date back to the 19th century and display a mixture of wood , brick and slate shingles.
Pasteur Street, the "Café des Sports"
to the dairy production of Normandy's famous cows, you can discover many
regional cheese specialities such as "Camembert", "Livarot",
"Pont l'Eveque" and "Pavé d'Auge".
The abundance and the quality of the apple trees make it possible to provide the famous "AOC Pays d'Auge" cider.
The Big Wash-House
|It is also the starting
point of many tourist circuits among the orchards and the small Augeron
- the cider route
- the marsh route
- the streams route
- the cheese route
|The Saint Denis Church is situated in the village center. Its oldest part is the Roman tower which dates back to the 12th century. It is built out of stone from Caen, and the tower is finished in Modillion Cornice. The pyramidal steeple framework is crowned by an octagonal arrow head. Before the revolution period, the cemetery surrounded the church, as is still the case nowadays in many other villages in our region.||
|The interior of the church is rather simple. The main altar dates from the period of Louis XV. The nave, formed of 5 spans, enlightened by 9 stained glass windows from the 19th and 20th centuries, is covered with a chestnut panel, vault-shaped like a an upturned ship hull.|