Saturday, August 18, 2018

Vire, Normandy, France

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The original walled city of Vire was built on a rocky promontory above the Vire River and, since 2016, the town of 20,000 has been part of the commune called Vire-Normandy. As such, being the largest commune in the area, it has some administrative oversight of numerous, much smaller local communes.
Vire suffered quite heavily during bombardments at the end of the Second World War, and much reconstruction and renovation took place in the following decade. The Church of Notre-Dame in Vire dates from the 13th - 16th centuries but includes elements from later periods and is predominantly in the Gothic style. See Slideshow.

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