"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).