Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau is a French commune in the department of Calvados in the Basse-Normandie region in northern France.
The name roughly translates to Saint Mary In Addition To Water
The village is still small today, and in the early 20th century and before it would have been simply a cluster of farms, until recently there was no road connecting the village to Pont-Farcy
so it would have been quite isolated.
The village is located approximately 1 Kilometre from Pont-Farcy
along the D307 Road. The village is a collection of farm houses and a church, the overall population is just 81. However this probably accounts for neighbouring farms as well. Other nearby settlements include Pont-Bellanger
. The nearest large towns are Villedieu-les-Poeles
The village is located close to the Calvados tourist attraction 'Grotte de Bion'
Based on the article in the French Wikipedia.