Local Attractions

The property is located in Southern Normandy and is easily accessible from the ferry ports of St. Malo, Caen, Cherbourg and Le Havre. There are also the airports at Dinard (St Malo) and Carpiquet (Caen). The historical coast of Normandy stretches from Grandcamp-Maisy in the West to Caen in the East.

It is quite easy to tour the coast line in a day by driving to Ouistreham (1hr max) and continuing through Courseulles-sur-Mer, Port-en-Bessin and Bayeux back to Vire through Saint-Lo. Traffic is unbelievably light, even in summer, so travel times on a Tom Tom are accurate when travelling at 50mph (80Kmph).

Of course there are other attractions that demand more time, there is a small animal park at Jurques and a theme park at Caen (FestyLand) for the youngsters. In fact there is something for everyone, Vire is 3.8Km from the house and can be walked, a large market is held every Friday morning. There are many cheese, cider, wine and Calvados tasting opportunities in the local area. Restaurants provide for Piza to a La Carte.

For the sporty types there are ample walking and cycle paths as well as golf, football and rugby clubs. There is white water rafting on the river Vire, a local canoe club and a large sports centre with swimming pool.

 Normandy Beaches

 Saint Michaels Mount

 Further Afield North and East

Caen 60Km East is the largest town in Normandy. The home of William the Conqueror. The castle is huge and is the model for the tower of London.

The famous beaches of the second world war remain a visual reminder of the battles that took place on the sea shores and small towns on the coast. Courcelles-sur-mer, Arromanches, Port-en-Bessin the towns with beach names such as Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha, Pointe du Hoc and Utah.


In and Around the Local Area 

 The Local Area

Located in an area of outstanding beauty with rural paths as its boundary. The river Vire passes below the front of the house and the babbling noise makes a beautiful backdrop to an evening, sitting out on the front watching the birds, whilst barbequing.

Deer and red squirrels can be seen in the local forest areas. Many people own horses and riding is a common past time.

The waterfalls of Roullours are within walking distance from the property. There is a picnic area, with tables that make a lovely days exploring for the children playing on the stepping stones.


The town has a history associated with the crown of England. The walls of the castle were destroyed during the Second World War and now only the clock tower, the prison and inner keep remain.

A market is held around the town centre every Friday morning, it's the largest in the area with clothing, fruit and vegetables, and of course cheese and fish.

As Vire is in Calvados there is always a stall you can buy the local brewed Ciders and Wines.

The Wall Town of Domfront 


Further Afield West

Granville is 64Km from Vire and has beautiful sandy beaches to the north and rock pools and sand dunes to the south.You can catch a ferry to Jersey from here but you must book in advance.

Mont St Michel 74Km is famously matched to St Michaels Mount in Penzance. A famous pilgrimage that is accessed across the bay at low tide.

Bayeux 60Km and it's famous tapestry. It's well worth a visit.

Coutances 66Km shopping area beaches and cathedral.

St Malo and Dinard walled towns and dam accross the bay.

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