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Isigny-sur-Mer Travel Guide



Isigny-sur-Mer is a port and seaside resort town in the Calvados region of French Normandy. It is situated at the bottom of the Bay of Veys and passed through by the Vire river. Isigny-sur-Mer has been reputed for over three centuries for its butter, cream, and cheeses such as Mimolette, Camembert, Pont-l’Évêque, and Trésor d’Isigny made by the Isigny Sainte Mère cooperative. The town is also known for its oysters cultivated in the Bay of Veys.[1]

Isigny-sur-Mer developed in significance during the industrial revolution of the 19th century when many factories were built to process milk and caramels. In WWII, most of Isigny was destroyed by bombardments. More recently, Isigny has become more of a fishing town with various vessels departing from its ports to fish for mussels and oysters.[2] Today, most of the town’s visitors are ornithologists who come to observe the waterfowl in the Bay of Veys.[3]

References:
Gaudez, René, Hervé Champollion, and Angela Moyon. Tour of Normandy. Rennes: Éditions Ouest-France, 1996. ISBN: 2737317185.

“Isigny-sur-Mer.” < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isigny-sur-Mer>

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[3] Gaudez, 31







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