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What to do during the All Saints’ Day vacations in the Pays de Vire?

Discover the Normandy hills that will take you to the conquest of splendid panoramas typical of the Normandy bocage. Admire the landscape and the colors of autumn through our many hiking trails. Stroll through the eras by surveying our museums and towns, you will find vestiges of the Middle Ages, the Second World War and the Reconstruction.

Many tourist sites are open during these vacations.

A land of gastronomy, don’t miss the markets, stop at the farms of small producers to taste the local products or dine in a traditional restaurant to taste the deliciously cooked dishes.

We hope you will enjoy your stay in the Pays de Vire during this vacation !

Tourist sites open during the All Saints’ Day vacations

  • Jurques Zoo – Dialan sur Chaîne (Jurques)
    The zoo is open every day from 10am to 6pm from October 22nd to November 6th 2022 included. The entrance ticket office closes at 4pm.
  • Albizia Mystery / Les jardins du Domaine Albizia – Caumont-sur-Aure (Livry) Open from Saturday October 22, 2022 to Monday November 7, 2022
  • Bocage Breakthrough 44 Museum – Souleuvre en Bocage (Saint-Martin-des-Besaces)
    Open by appointment.
  • Skypark by AJ Hackett / Viaduc de la Souleuvre – Souleuvre en Bocage (La Ferrière-Harang)
    Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12pm / 1:30pm-5pm. Open on November 1st.
  • Normandy sledge / Viaduc de la Souleuvre – Souleuvre en Bocage (Carville)
    Open every day from 11am to 6pm without interruption.
  • The Souterroscope des Ardoisières – Caumont-sur-Aure (Caumont l’Éventé)
    Open every day from 11h-16h (last departure).
  • Pontécoulant Castle – Condé-en-Normandie (Pontécoulant)
    Open Tuesday to Sunday from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Will to go park – Condé-en-Normandie (Lénault) By appointment, Tuesday to Sunday
  • Vire Normandie Museum – Vire Normandie (Vire) Open Wednesday to Sunday – 10:00am-12:30pm / 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • Charles Léandre Museum Space – Condé-en-Normandie (Condé-sur-Noireau)
    Open Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm / 2 pm to 6:30 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. Open on November 6 from 2:30 pm to 6 pm.
  • Loterot farm – Cahagnes
    Ecomuseum and local store open from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12pm / 2pm to 6pm.

We also list the animations planned for this period

  • Vire Normandie Museum offers several activities for the whole family. Two workshops with Marion Alexandre: drawing « Bats, mushrooms, pumpkins… » on Friday, October 28 from 2 to 4 pm and painting « Autumn colors » on Friday, November 4 from 2 to 4 pm. A guided tour « Discover the museum’s reserves with our collections manager » on Wednesday, November 2 from 2 to 3 pm.
  • The gardens of the Albizia Estate in Livry are decorated in Halloween colors. From Saturday, October 22 to Monday, November 7, come and experience a unique Halloween festival in Normandy: Black Park. Imagine, 3 hectares of gardens entirely decorated with the colors of this Halloween festival. The access to Black Park is without reservation and the entrance ticket is 7€ per person including the treasure hunt.
  • From October 22 to November 6, discover the Jurques zoo for Halloween: pumpkins in disguise, trickster skeletons and mocking witches invade the alleys.
  • On Saturday, October 29, the Souterroscope des Ardoisières offers you an experience that will transform your visit for Halloween with 2 formulas for 2 totally different atmospheres: the day of anguish from 11am to 5pm and the night of terror from 8pm to midnight!
  • From Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th of October, go to the Autumn Fair of Etouvy and to our partner, Will to Go Park, which will concoct a Halloween weekend with obligatory disguises to access the park, parties, photo contest and role playing games.
  • On Sunday October 30th, meet at the market of artisans and local producers of the Chèvres de la Saffrie in Montchamp from 10am to 5pm. Many local producers and craftsmen will be present at the goat farm. Find different animations on the medieval theme this year: blacksmithing, archery, tales, walk of Vikings. Storytelling walks with Jehan des Bois « tales and parchments », at 11am, 2pm and 4pm, paying 3 euros for children – 5 euros for adults.
  • Monday October 31, it’s Halloween at the Bowling of Vire. On the program: distribution of candy and a death cocktail offered to all those dressed up.
  • Wednesday, November 2, starting at 10am, Renarderie horse riding organizes pony games and a candy hunt (60-65€ for non-members).
  • Saturday November 5, Vir’king raid proposes a new edition of the vir’é nocturne, an orienteering race from 8 years old, urban race course of 6, 10, 15 or 24 km by team of 2 or 3 persons.

The Pays de Vire is a land of hiking

We have more than 700 km of walking paths, that is to say more than 60 circuits, 40 of which are of good quality (less than 30% of road). You are bound to find one near your accommodation!

For mountain bikers, there are also 29 marked mountain bike and FC circuits, considered to be the best in Normandy, on the « Chemins du Bocage Virois ». There are also two state forests, lakes, cycling circuits (cycle route from the D-Day landing beaches to Mont Saint-Michel) and equestrian itineraries (Chevauchée de Guillaume, la Rando des Haras).

All this can be discovered in the blink of an eye on our new tourist map that you can pick up right now in one of our three reception offices in Vire, Villers-Bocage or Condé-en-Normandie.

Find all this information on our website and download our hiking, biking and horseback riding tours.

Article published on vendredi 7 octobre 2022