It is on the outskirts of Caen, in Normandy, lies the city of Hérouville-Saint-Clair. A village of Normandy Hérouville named only until the 60s, when it was decided to create a new city which multiplies by 13 the number of inhabitants. This is the birth of Hérouville-Saint-Clair.
The city is inland, but just ten kilometers from the sea, the Channel.
Due to its proximity to the sea, the culinary specialties of Hérouville-Saint-Clair are often based on fish or shellfish.