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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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      Recent Reviews

      Very Special Retreat

      5 of 5
      My stay was fabulous very comfortable and so so peaceful. The most relaxing holiday I have had in a long long time. The beds are so so comfortable and are wonderfully decorated out in big Italian Furniture. The water is so soft to bath and drink. The showers are lovely. The garden is amazing.
      • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

      Lovely, peaceful getaway

      4 of 5
      Had ten days in this lovely giet. It's set in a very quiet village in the middle of the beautiful Normandy countryside. The giet is big enough for a couple and maybe one small child. It has one big bedroom with a lovely comfy double bed and one room downstairs with a well stocked kitchen, small sofa and a small table with chairs. The property was clean and well maintained. The owners provided us with milk, cider and bread for our breakfast. You need a car to get around as there is little public transport and there is no shops selling fresh produce within walking distance. There is a bakery in the village and a restaurant, however, the restaurant was closed for the duration of our stay. It's a great place to stay if you want to go sightseeing. It is easy to reach the Normandy landing beaches, Mont saint Michel and Bayeux. The purpose of our holiday was to cycle around the countryside, this giet was the perfect place to stay for this as many of the cycle routes ran through the village. And the roads are really quiet, perfect for cycling or walking. The nearest big town is Vire, lovely town with nice shops and the supermarkets as well good restaurants. Here you can also get a train to Paris, which is well worth the trip. This giet is perfect for a couple wanting peace and quiet, cycling or walking holiday or as a good base for sightseeing. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives and we would return ourselves.
      • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
      • Date of Stay: Aug 2014