|• Land1||16.15 km2 (6.24 sq mi)|
|• Population2 Density||270/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||61508 / 61120|
|Elevation||92–236 m (302–774 ft)
(avg. 134 m or 440 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The finish line of the Paris–Camembert bicycle race is Vimoutiers.
In 1040 while battling the Normans, Alan III, Duke of Brittany died suddenly in this town; the death was thought to be caused by poisoning.
On 14 June 1944, during the Battle of Normandy, Vimoutiers was bombarded by Allied forces. The village was destroyed and 220 people died.
A WWII German Tiger tank is exposed on the outskirts of the city.
The arms of Vimoutiers are blazoned :
The name 'Vimoutiers' is a contraction of 'Vie', the name of the small river which runs through the town ('vie' means 'life'), and 'Moutiers', a French word which means 'Monastery'. This name is derived from the fact that there was once a monastery present on the site, near the banks of the river 'Vie.
Vimoutiers is twinned with:
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