Bessin

The Bessin is an area in Normandy, France, corresponding to the territory of the Bajocasses tribe of Gaul who also gave their name to the city of Bayeux, central town of the Bessin.

History

The territory was annexed by the count of Rouen in 924.

The Bessin corresponds to the former diocese of Bayeux, which was incorporated into the Calvados département following the French Revolution.

Ecology

Part of the Bessin is now administered as a national park for its importance as marshland.

Coordinates: 49°20′00″N 0°37′00″W / 49.3333°N 0.616667°W

Asnières-en-Bessin

Asnières-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region of north-western France.

The inhabitants of the commune are known as Asnièrois or Asnièroises.

Castine-en-Plaine

Castine-en-Plaine is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2019 by merger of the former communes of Hubert-Folie, Rocquancourt and Tilly-la-Campagne.

Cricqueville-en-Bessin

Cricqueville-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

The municipality takes its name from its deep-water creek that forms a natural harbor, from Crycavilla.

Formentin

Formentin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Fourneaux-le-Val

Fourneaux-le-Val is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Le Breuil-en-Bessin

Le Breuil-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Magny-en-Bessin

Magny-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Mandeville-en-Bessin

Mandeville-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Monceaux-en-Bessin

Monceaux-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department and Normandy region of north-western France.

Monts-en-Bessin

Monts-en-Bessin is a commune in the department of Calvados in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Moulins en Bessin

Moulins en Bessin is a commune in the department of Calvados, northwestern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2017 by merger of the former communes of Martragny (the seat), Coulombs, Cully and Rucqueville.

Moult-Chicheboville

Moult-Chicheboville is a commune in the department of Calvados, northwestern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2017 by merger of the former communes of Moult (the seat) and Chicheboville.

Mutrécy

Mutrécy is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

Port-en-Bessin-Huppain is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

The commune contains the two towns of Port-en-Bessin and Huppain.

Saint-Manvieu-Norrey

Saint-Manvieu-Norrey is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Saline, Calvados

Saline is a commune in the department of Calvados, northwestern France. The municipality was established on 1 January 2017 by merger of the former communes of Troarn (the seat) and Sannerville.

Sallen

Sallen is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Secqueville-en-Bessin

Secqueville-en-Bessin is a former commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the commune of Rots.

Tour-en-Bessin

Tour-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

Vienne-en-Bessin

Vienne-en-Bessin is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

During the latter stages of the Battle of Normandy it was the home of the British Army 59th (Staffordshire) Infantry Division's battle school.

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