Small village of nearly 800 inhabitants, Cerisy-Belle-Étoile takes place in Normandy, in the department of Orne. The commune of the bocage flérien, it is about seven kilometers from Flers, and ten kilometers from Condé-sur-Noireau.
The Ornais village would hold its name from a Gallo-Roman patronymic, testifying to a human occupation of the territory from the Celtic era. The "Belle-Étoile" added later, designates the abbey built in the city in the thirteenth century. Cerisy-Belle-Étoile was particularly illustrated at the time of the French Revolution with an uprising called Chouannerie, close to the Vendean movement.
Mainly agricultural, the Norman commune also has an interesting heritage that attracts every year many visitors wanting to discover the bocage and monuments of Cerisy-Belle-Étoile.