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Pirou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pirou in Manche

Photo is of Lessay abbey at 5 km from Pirou

Visit Pirou: highlights and tourist information

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Pirou is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 5 km and Coutances at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pirou, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pirou in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 5 km (direction north-east)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of...

See Lessay abbey guide


at 17 km (direction south-east)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide


Seaside resort at 38 km (direction south)

Granville is best known for its long sandy beach,...

See Granville guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 63 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the...

See Vire guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Manche

Map of places to visit near Pirou


Markets in and near Pirou

  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Monday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Gouville-sur-Mer: market Friday (9km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (12km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (17km)
  • Portbail: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Thursday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Barneville-Carteret: market Saturday (26km)
  • Marigny: market Wednesday (26km)

Hotels near Pirou

More information about Pirou, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Pirou, France

What to do at Pirou? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pirou.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (22km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (39km)
  • Chausey (40km)
  • Roches de Ham (42km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (46km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (43km)

Geography and distances

Pirou is in the north of France at 36 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Pirou is 288 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pirou

Canton: Lessay

Arrondissement: Coutances

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50770

Distance to Pirou

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 288 km

from Calais: 314 km

from Nice: 910 km

from Bordeaux: 489 km

from Strasbourg: 685 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Pirou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Creances, Geffosses and Lessay.

This page in French: Visiter Pirou

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