Pays d'Auge

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Historical map of the Pays d'Auge from 1716

The Pays d'Auge (Pagus Algiae) is a landscape in Normandy ( France ). It is located in the department of Calvados and Orne and a bit in the Eure .

It corresponds to the basins of the Touques and Dives rivers . The landscape with places like Camembert , Livarot and Pont-l'Évêque is considered to be the archetype of Normandy with its cows, apple trees and huts.

Some of the cities and beaches are known beyond France, such as B. Deauville , Trouville-sur-Mer , Honfleur , Lisieux .

In general, the Pays d'Auge, located in the hinterland of the Côte Fleurie (flower coast), is considered to be home to the three great Norman 'Cs': cider , calvados and camembert . In addition to the Camembert, there are other well-known cheeses: the Livarot and the Pont-l'Évêque with certified designation of origin (AOC, Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée ).

In addition to agriculture and the production of food such as cider, calvados and the dairy products mentioned, tourism is of great importance for the region. The geographical proximity to Paris and Great Britain is particularly advantageous here.


  • Yannick Lecherbonnier (author), Patrick Merret (photographer): Architectures en pays d'Auge, Basse-Normandie . Cahiersdu Temps, Cabourg 2011, ISBN 978-2-355-07032-7 .
  • Yves Lescroart (author), Régis Faucon (photographer): Mansions in Normandy ( Les manoirs du Pays d'Auge , 1995). Könemann, Cologne 1997, ISBN 3-89508-702-5 .