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In a small 800 person village close to Lisieux is a castle that looks like a fairytale castle, the kind kids would draw. The village is called Saint-Germain-de -Livet, and the castle dates back to the 15th century. The castle was donated to the city of Lisieux in 1957.What's it like to live in Lisieux in Normandy?
Lisieux is therefore surrounded by Normandy's typical hedged farmland, where there is a mix of livestock farming (mostly milk cows) and cider apple cultivation (from which cider and calvados are made, not forgetting pommeau).Why visit Saint-Germain-de-Livet Castle?
Nicknamed “The Wonder of the Pays d’Auge”, Saint-Germain-de-Livet Castle is an architectural masterpiece nestled in the foothills of a valley, in the heart of the Normandy countryside. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Normandy. Listed as a Historic Monument, Saint-Germain-de-Livet Castle is just 10 minutes from Lisieux.What is the history of Lisieux in France?
However, Lisieux has a much longer history, going back to Roman times. Then, with the establishment of the duchy of Normandy in medieval times, it became the seat of a bishop’s palace, with a cathedral. The bishop-counts of Lisieux were forceful figures in Norman events.