Les Pieux is a town in the Manche area of Normandy, north-west of France.
You can find out more about this area of Normandy on Wikipedia.
Generally speaking the climate and region is very similar to ours being just the other side of the Channel.
Les Pieux is approximately 15 miles from the ferry terminal at Cherbourg where we arrive after a crossing from Poole. It has a similar population to Lytchett Matravers but many more shops and amenities.