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Vire (river)

The Vire is a river in Normandy, France whose 128 km course crosses the départements of Calvados and Manche, flowing through the towns of Vire, Saint-Lô and Isigny-sur-Mer, finally flowing out into the English Channel. Its main tributaries are the Aure, the Elle and the Souleuvre.

The outflow of the Vire has been canalized and forms the port of Isigny-sur-Mer.

The poets of the Vire valley (Vau de Vire) are said to have given rise to vaudeville.

Places along the river:

  • Calvados (14) : Vire, Pont-Farcy, Isigny-sur-Mer
  • Manche (50) : Tessy-sur-Vire, Troisgots, Torigni-sur-Vire, Condé-sur-Vire, Sainte-Suzanne-sur-Vire, Saint-Lô, Rampan, Pont-Hébert, La Meauffe, Cavigny


Viré is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.

Vire (disambiguation)

Vire may refer to:

  • Vire (river), a river in north-western France
  • Vire, a commune in north-western France
  • Vire, Dahanu, a village in Maharashtra, India
The Collaborative International Dictionary


Vire \Vire\, n. [OF. vire, fr. virer to turn. Cf. Veer, Vireton.] An arrow, having a rotary motion, formerly used with the crossbow. Cf. Vireton.



n. An arrow, having a rotary motion, formerly used with the crossbow. vb. to transfer a surplus from one account to cover a deficit in another, to make a virement.

Usage examples of "vire".

Sharley Pates says if any von hat tapped his Vashington vire er any utter Capitol vire dis veek he vould haf tought dere vas a Senate, House, unt Kabinet roll-gall on.

Even if vun side stopped viring, it could not haff gone into such sudden circles.