"The joy of seeing a Gothic town, entire, complete, consistent, as there are still some Nuremberg in Bavaria, Vittoria in Spain and Vitre in Brittany ..." (Victor Hugo, Notre-Dame de Paris).
The gateway to Britain, meeting of Normandy, Maine and Anjou, Vitre is a city of art and history of 17,300 inhabitants. A human-sized city that offers lively and welcoming living environment quality.
Deployed around the castle, Vitre was a brilliant rise from the 14th century, mainly based on international trade of hemp canvas (or canvas). This was one of the busiest cities in Britain and has preserved its rich past, a unique architectural heritage which everyone can now see the hidden corners of old town center. Vitre just celebrated its thousand years of art and history. Various activities are regularly offered around heritage exhibitions, guided tours, lectures, art ... An invitation to leave tell Vitre easily. The opportunity to explore the surrounding farmland, numerous bodies of water suitable for strolls, local products, cultural facilities and sports ...
Embas door and the street Baudrairie.
Houses with porches, the street of Pottery.
Castle lords Vitre (XIII-XV).
Notre Dame (XV-XVI).
Hotels (de) of Ringu Troussannais.
Postern St. Peter Street side of the Four (XIII-XV).
Postern Saint-Pierre (XIII-XV).
Pre The Bathers (1989).
Musée Saint-Nicolas, Sacred Art. Chapel fifteenth, seventeenth monastery. Former Rachapt suburb.
Old Gate High, (XIII-XV), city walls and tower of the Bridole.
Paris Street, Old Faubourg Saint-Martin, XV-XVII.
St. Martin Church, neo-Romanesque (1883).
Hotel de Sevigne-Nétumières (XVIII).
Mary Castle, Garden Park (XVII and XIX).
Castle-Rochers-Sevigne Museum (XV-XVII).
Appointment not to be missed :
Jazz Vitré in March.
Road cycling race penguin Vitré in April.
Carnival of Gays Fellows in April.
The Sportiviales in April.
Fireworks on 13 July.
Artisans and Crafts Exhibition Sale : Summer.
Guided tours of the medieval city and the castle : all year.
Garage sales early September.
Renaudies gardens, floral park at Colombiers du Plessis.
Amusement park in the Colmont Gorron. Adventure park, swin-golf, mini-rafting ...
Hiking the jump-to-wolf Brecé near Gorron. Interpretive trail around the heritage and nature. 7, 12, 13, 15, 20 km.