Briouze is a commune in the Orne department of Normandy in northwestern France. It is considered the capital of the pays d'Houlme at the western end of the Orne in the Norman bocage. The nearby Grand Hazé marshland is a heritage-listed area (Natura 2000).
The name Briouze probably comes from an older Norman form of the word "boue", or "mud".
|The arms of Briouze are blazoned :
Azure, in base 2 clasped hands Or, and in chief a bird argent on waves couped sable from which issue reeds argent; all within a bordure argent semy of lozenges gules and ermine spots sable.
It is served by Gare de Briouze.
|This Orne geographical article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|