|Elevation||46–192 m (151–630 ft)
(avg. 65 m / 213 ft)
|Land area1||5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)|
|- Density||14 /km2 (36 /sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14619/ 14380|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
|2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.|
The name translates to Saint Mary beyond the Water.
The village is small today. In the early 20th century and before it was a group of farms. Till few years ago, there was no road connecting the village to Pont-Farcy. So it would have been quite isolated.
The village is located 1 Kilometre from Pont-Farcy. It is located along the D307 Road. The village is a collection of farm houses. It also has a church. The total population is just 81. However this probably includes the neighbouring farms as well. Other nearby settlements are Pont-Bellanger and Beaumesnil. The nearest large towns are Villedieu-les-Poeles and Vire.
The village is located close to the Calvados tourist spot Grotte de Bion.