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Les Pieux

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Les Pieux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLes Pieux
Tourism label
Latitude49.5131919 (N 49° 30’ 47”)
Longitude-1.8083040 (W 1° 48’ 30”)
Surface area15.25 km²
Population3503 inhabitants
Density229 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Lô (85 km, 1h16)
Insee code50402
IntercommunalityCC des Pieux

Nearest cities & towns

Benoîtville3.2 km (5 min)
Tréauville4 km (6 min)
Le Rozel4 km (7 min)
Saint-Germain-le-Gaillard4.3 km (6 min)
Grosville5.3 km (7 min)
Pierreville5.5 km (7 min)
Flamanville6.2 km (8 min)
Sotteville6.4 km (8 min)
Helleville6.5 km (7 min)
Surtainville6.9 km (9 min)
Siouville-Hague7.9 km (11 min)
Saint-Christophe-du-Foc8.4 km (10 min)
Bricquebosq8.8 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

The tour of the Piles starts with its famous sandy beach, the beach of Sciotot. With two bathing areas, the beach is also the place of numerous activities on the sea as on the fine sand. As the wind is often part of the game, you can try the sand-yachting or the kite-wagon among others. You will also be able to practice sliding sports and especially surfing on the surfing waves of the place. Throughout the summer, many activities are proposed on the beaches, both monitored. Beach volleyball or rugby tournaments, there is something for every taste and every age. The animation continues at night with concerts and shows to devour eyes comfortably installed on the sand. The beach of Sciotot is labeled Blue Flag.

If you want to discover the coastline or to stroll into the Normandy bocage, all you have to do is put on your walking shoes or straddle your mountain bike to discover a unique and enchanted landscape. You will take your eyes full along the path of customs officers who stretches for 80 kilometers.

Finally, the town has a swimming pool, tennis courts and a skate park. The church dates back to the 13th century and is worth a visit.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Do not miss the Saint-Clair festival around July 18th. For 3 days, the festivities are in full swing. On the program of the rejoicings, the market opens its doors followed and completed by a large sale. The traditional Mass is celebrated. Concerts punctuate the day and the evening. A fun fair takes place for the occasion to delight young and old.

The Trail de T'cheu organized us in May passes by the trail of the customs officers following Les Pieux. You can participate in this sporting event open to all, runners amateurs or confirmed on two courses nature. Nordic walking or sport hiking, you choose which you want to register!


Sciotot (beach of the Pious)
Sciotot (beach of the Pious)
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Town hall
Town hall
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Church of the Pious
Church of the Pious
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Wednesday 18 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 17°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 15°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of La Maison du Biscuit
Local flavoursFreeSortosville-en-Beaumont (12 km)
Cruise on a 15-metre sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors50 € to 480 € Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (19.2 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cape Circuit
HikeIntermediate3h00Barneville-Carteret (15.3 km)
The Willows
Village visitEasy1h00Fresville (34 km)
Cotentin Peninsula
Car itineraryEasy7h00Carentan-les-Marais (47 km)


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