Vire

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Vire is the capital of the 'Bocage Normand' or Norman hedged farmland, Vire is built on a headland that is surrounded by river Vire. Discover the other side of Normandy and its green landscapes and many streams and rivers.


Discover Vire and the Vire hedged farmland

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The Vire hedged farmland is a humid region. Le Vire is the main river. It takes its source in the south of the Vire, in the Channel. It flows through the town of Vire and its Hedged farmland on 65 km to Pont-Farcy. Finally, it ends up in the sea, in the channel in Isigny-sur-Mer.


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The granite

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Here, the granite is called 'bleu de Vire' because of its colour. It can be found in the west of the region near Vire and Saint-Sever. Before it used to be extracted for the rocks and was used for construction.


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Circuits bicycle

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Circuits bicycle Réf. : Card I.G.N. / F.F.C.T., full series air: "The Calvados to bicycle" 9 circuits in the Hedged farmland virois Hike to bicycle of Ledge to the Mont-Saint-Michel by the green way (steel-tipped former way) of 7 to 9 days: 405 ? / pers.. Cyclotouristes of the Hedged farmland virois: permanent hike "the Hedged farmland virois" (110 km). Appointment in August 2011 for the International Federal Week of the Bicycle Touring (73È edition) to Flers and in the region.


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Visit the museums

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The 'Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires de Vire': a rich collection located in the Hotel-Dieu (18th century)

The 'Musee de la Percée du Bocage': Historical museum dedicated to the Battle of Normandy.

The 'Musee du Granit': Reconstruction of a quarry, old tool..


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Vire and its surroundings.

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Discover Vire surroundings :

  • Saint Sever Calvados listed 'Station Verte de Vacances'
  • Vassy is located near the crossroad where the roman road used to run from Vieux near Caen to Jublains in the Mayenne area and the other going from Pays d'Auge to Avranches
  • The Beny-Bocage

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