Vimoutiers is a town in the Orne region of French Normandy, famous for being bombarded and destroyed by the Allied forces during the Battle of Normandy. While it suffered painfully during the war, Vimoutiers is very much otherwise a peaceful small town, sitting quietly on the banks of the Vie River. Vimoutiers suffered painfully in the war. The village was destroyed and more than 200 people perished.
The town is most famous for being the hometown of Marie Harel, whose name should be familiar around the world among gourmets and gourmands alike. She was the wife of a farmer in Camembert (or Champosoult) and invented the Camembert cheese. A statue, paid for by an American cheesemaker, has been erected in Vimoutiers to honor Marie Harel.
Gaudez, René, Hervé Champollion, and Angela Moyon. Tour of Normandy. Rennes: Éditions Ouest-France, 1996. ISBN: 2737317185.
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