Normandy is the terroir of excellence of textile flax culture. This culture starts from the channel coast to around 200km inside the land. The climate is the first factor impacting flax culture.
The Oceanic climate allows a regular growth of the plant and a perfect development of the fibers. The soils are the second factor to create a favorable environment for flax culture. Most soils in Normandy are rich and deep, often loamy soils.