Departments: Calvados, Manche and Orne
Located in the north of France, the South Normandy (Basse-Normandie) region has long been popular amongst the British due in part to the ease of accessibility. Tourist resorts and fishing villages are found on the coast. Inland, the landscape is rural and picturesque, where the local economy is mostly farming (local produce includes Calvados cider and Camembert cheese). The region's capital is Caen, known for historical buildings built in the time of William the Conqueror, who was buried there. The climate is comparable to that of the south of England.