|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Joël Gilles|
|Area1||5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||14/km2 (36/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||14619 /14380|
|Elevation||46–192 m (151–630 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 ft)
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.
History[change | change source]
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.
Geography[change | change source]
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.