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Make a holiday villa in Vire your home away from home

Vire in Normandy is located just 300km from Paris in Calvados country. The town has a long and exciting history and holiday villas in Vire are the perfect choice to experience this fascinating area of France. Being this close to a major city means you have the option of many different types of day trips to entertain your family. HomeAway is the best place to search for holiday villas in Vire as the selection of self contained accommodation is huge. With a hire car you’ll have the opportunity to explore far and wide and when you return each night to your accommodation, you’ll be thrilled to relax in such well maintained surroundings.

Things to do

The things to do in this area are second to none and you may find yourself having to choose between certain activities if you only have a short stay booked in your Vire holiday cottage. Depending on how energetic you are feeling you can explore the local area on foot or by bicycle. If driving is more your style why not visit some of the areas listed below to get the most out of your French holiday experience.

-Explore Vire to uncover its stories which involve battles with the English, contention with the church, struggles of the Industrial Revolution and its part in World War II. There are ruined castles and fortifications, monuments, churches and other interesting architecture to enjoy.

-Visit Conde Sur Noireau to let the kids play at an indoor pool with water slides. Just a short drive from Vire, this destination will have the whole family cooling off in the hot summer months.

-The D-Day beaches are about 75kms from Vire. Many decades have passed since the 1944 D-Day offensive and the beaches are now peaceful and serene, offering lovely places to spend time sunbathing, swimming and walking on day trips from holiday homes in Vire. You should wander the coast that holds many mementos of this time. Battlements, bunkers and monuments are everywhere and it is well worth stopping to see many of them. Museums are in every town and the anniversary of June 6 is a particularly moving time to visit. Pretty cemeteries dot the landscape also, many of them overlooking the sea.

-Caen is a must-visit. The city is packed with more history than you can imagine. Caen Castle will have you stepping back into medieval times. Now the site of the Fine Arts Museum and the Normandy Museum, you could easily spend many hours here exploring the restored buildings. Pick up a free pass at the Caen Tourist Office which will give you discounts off food and attractions in the local area too. You can take a free, interactive tour of Caen. If you have a mobile device you can download an app that will give you a free guided tour of the city. At certain points you are required to take a photograph of a special code that will allow you to hear audio commentary about that item. Learn all about William the Conqueror (he is buried here) in your own time and at your own pace.

-Golf courses are plentiful in the area around Vire. Why not bring your clubs (or rent a set) and challenge your fellow holiday-makers to a round. If you plan to overindulge on the fine local food and wines, and of course, calvados during your break, golf can be a great way to sneak in a little exercise.

The weather in Vire

the climate of Normandy is not so very different to that of the south of England. July and August are the warmest times of the year in the Vire area. August is particularly popular for booking holiday villas in Vire when high temperatures of around 24 degrees Celsius can be expected.

Getting to Vire

The closest airport to Vire area is Caen although you could easily drive from Paris. If you arrive via the Eurostar, the nearest train station is also in Caen. Taking the ferry to Calais is an easy option. Hire a car and drive the 300km or so to Vire area.

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                                                                                                    Clean, tidy, quite,and relaxing.

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                                                                                                    We hoped the cottage would be as good as seen on the web site ,and it was even more, the kitchen had everything you could wish for, and they all worked.The outside space was private, and the pool was worth coming back for after a day out. A very highly reccommended place to stay.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Spacious, peaceful and relaxing cottage in rural Normandy.

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                                                                                                    The open plan living area is spacious, comfortable, well laid out and appointed to a high standard. The bedrooms are equally comfortable and fairly modern in decor. The bathroom, which houses a sink and a very powerful shower, is spacious. The W.C. is separate. The area is quiet and rural but within easy reach of shops - convenience store 3km, supermarket 10km - and main road routes, so exploring Normandy is easy. The hosts, Brigitte and Daniel are welcoming and friendly but not intrusive - easy to find if you need something but leave you to get on with your holiday. Why only four stars? Well, there are a few things that, whilst not criticisms, you might want to be aware of:- There is a spiral staircase which can prove a bit of a challenge if, like me you have slightly dodgy knees or other mobility problems. WiFi possible - don't depend on it, the signal keeps dropping as it is not strong enough - this is fine if you want to get away from it all, but frustrating if you want/need to keep in touch with the world. Despite the details saying that the owners speak French and English, which they do, you are going to get on better if your French speaking skills are better than mine. It is a wonderful property and a beautiful place to stay with friendly hosts. It is rural but with easy access to major routes for exploring Normandy and yet is quiet and peaceful and we had a great time there. In the spirit of fairness, I have mentioned a few things that might not be to everyone's liking, but if these are not a problem for you I recommend you book up quick.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Really Impressed!

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                                                                                                    Myself and my husband stayed at the gite in late August 2016. Really impressed with the quality of the accommodation and location. No points of interest that we wanted to visit were further than an hours drive away. Support running up to, during and after our stay have been perfect. Would not hesitate to recommend.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016