Located in La Hague Cove, Les Pieux is a charming little coastal town. It has the particularity of offering several faces to its visitors. The first is typical of the country, alternating dunes and cliffs gradually replaced by a green grove sinking into the land. The second located on the "height" consists of shops and subdivisions. This part is called borough. The third is the coastline bordered by the sandy beach of Sciotot and offering an incomparable view of the Channel Islands. The place is very popular with surfers. The municipality of the Pious takes its name from the Latin podium. Once a seaside village, the municipality has grown significantly due to the location of the Flamanville nuclear power plant just 5 kilometers away. The jobs provided by the power plant brought residents. In fact, the city now has much better infrastructure than cities of equal importance.