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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

Vire is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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.

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!

Domfront

Domfront

at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Orne department

The castle forms an excellent backdrop to the cobbled streets...

See Domfront guide
Bagnoles de l'Orne

Bagnoles de l'Orne

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Orne department

The town of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is very pleasant, and well...

See Bagnoles de l'Orne guide
Coutances

Coutances

at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Coutances guide
Les Jardins des Renaudies

Les Jardins des Renaudies

Garden at 50 km (direction south), in the Mayenne department

Les Jardins des Renaudies is a pretty garden in north-west France...

See Les Jardins des Renaudies guide
 
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Bayeux

Bayeux

at 51 km (direction north-north-east)

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has...

See Bayeux guide
Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel

Heritage Site at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Manche department

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide
Lassay-les-Chateaux

Lassay-les-Chateaux

at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Mayenne department

Small town with two 15th century castles and a...

See Lassay-les-Chateaux guide
Caen

Caen

at 54 km (direction north-east)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen...

See Caen guide
Creully

Creully

at 56 km (direction north-east)

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide
Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

Saint-Brice-en-Cogles

at 59 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Most visitors to Saint-Brice-en-Cogles also enjoy the tour of the local castles...

See Saint-Brice-en-Cogles guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 64 km (direction west-north-west), in the Manche department

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

See Lessay abbey guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vire

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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)

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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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