Located in North West Orne County, the town of Vimoutiers is nested in a wide valley.
Vimoutiers is rich in traditions and proud of its Normandy heritage.
Downhill, runs a peaceful tiny river called ‘La Vie’ (Life).
The locals are called the ‘Vimonastériens’.
The town was built around a central area planted of a cow sculpture called Ratisfaite. This artwork is a tribute to the Normandy caw and was sculpted by Eugène le Bihan.
Monday afternoons and Friday mornings are market days, a tradition going back to the 12th century. Those days, the town brightens up to the rhythm of the market vendors.
During ‘la Foire en Avril’ (Easter Fair in April) and ‘La Foire des Pommes’ (apple fair in October) Vimoutiers is car-less and gives you the opportunity to walk around, enjoy the market atmosphere, and dream about finding undiscovered treasures among the vendors items for sale. Ask the tourist office for dates and more information.
Strolling in Vimoutiers
If you like outdoors activities like walking or hiking, you are at the right place. You will enjoy Vimoutiers forests and hiking trails.
Vimoutiers is child friendly and you will find several activities and theme parks for them to enjoy.
The town is located 30 minutes away from Lisieux or Argentan, and one hour away from Alençon or Caen. In Vimoutiers, you will discover the local products and different typical cheeses of the area like ‘Camembert, ‘Livarot’, as well as typical drinks like apple cider, Calvados or Pommeau (apple liquor).