Normandie in France
The Orne departement is in the Normandie region
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The code number for Orne is 61
Named after the river Orne which flows North West and then into the Bay of the Seine.
Apple tree orchards for the traditional cider and Calvados are an important part of the local tradition. The cathedral of Sées is symbol of the historical heritage.
Towns and cities
Old half timbered homes still stand to show the medieval past. The town also became well known for the crochet technique of the Point d'Alençon.