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Visit Vire: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: When you visit Vire be sure to also explore the Route des Gorges de la Vire' through the woods and valley of the River Vire

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Vire. For detailed visitor information see the Vire travel guide.

Vire is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 54 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Vire is 237 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bagnoles de l'Orne at 46 km and Coutances at 48 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vire, 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 Vire in Normandy.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Vire


Markets in and near Vire

Market days in Vire: weekly market: Friday;

  • Vire: market Friday (0km)
  • Sourdeval: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire: market Monday (23km)
  • Brecey: market Friday (24km)
  • Conde-sur-Noireau: market Thursday (24km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Flers: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Aunay-sur-Odon: market Saturday (27km)
  • Villers-Bocage: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet: market Wednesday (33km)

More information about Vire, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Vire, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Plantbessin (41km)
  • Argences (45km)
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (12km)
  • Roches de Ham (24km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (32km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (39km)
  • Prairie (Caen) (53km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (54km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (63km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (23km)
  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (25km)
  • Villers-Bocage (32km)
  • Ducey (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Domjean (20km)
  • Saint-Fraimbault (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (21km)
  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (32km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vire

Canton: Vire

Arrondissement: Vire

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14500

Distance to Vire

from Caen (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 237 km

from Calais: 306 km

from Nice: 847 km

from Bordeaux: 445 km

from Strasbourg: 634 km

Getting here

Vire is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Vire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Burcy, Campagnolles, Coulonces, Le Mesnil-Robert, Maisoncelles-la-Jourdan, Roullours and Vaudry.

This page in French: Visiter Vire

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