Vitré

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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Vitré
TownVitré
Insee code35360
Postcode35500
Latitude48.1247460
Longitude-1.2154300
AltitudeFrom 56 to 127 meters
Surface37.03 km²
Population17688 inhabitants
Density477 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsPocé-les-Bois at 2.8 km
Chief townRennes (at 41 km, 39 min)Montreuil-sous-Pérouse at 3.3 km
DepartmentIlle-et-VilaineBalazé at 5.1 km
RegionBrittanySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

"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 ...


SIGHTSEEING

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).

Railway Station.

Mary Castle, Garden Park (XVII and XIX).

Castle-Rochers-Sevigne Museum (XV-XVII).

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Vitré
Information pointsTourist Office of Vitré
Leisure centresCastle Museum of Vitré,   Castle Museum of the Rochers-Sévigné,   Golf Course of the Rochers Sévigné,   Museum Saint-Nicolas,   Racecourse of Saint-Etienne
MonumentsCastle of Vitré,   Castle of the Rochers-Sévigné,   Church Notre-Dame

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Visit Do not miss:

Vitre, Capital Health: early February.

Jazz Vitre in March.

Road Race Cycling Adelie de Vitre: in April.

Carnival of Gays Fellows: in April.

The Sportiviales: in April.

Fireworks July 13.

Artisans and Crafts Exhibition Sale: Summer.

Guided tours of the medieval town and castle: all year.

Yard sales early September.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Trout or carp fishingSports sensationsFrom 10 € to 16 €Montjean (25 km)

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PHOTOS

Promenade Saint-Yves (© M. Rufet)Promenade Saint-Yves (© M. Rufet)
 
Maison de L'Isle (© JF Leroux)Maison de L'Isle (© JF Leroux)
Rain - Garden ParkRain - Garden Park
 
Castle Vitré (© JF Leroux)Castle Vitré (© JF Leroux)

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WEATHER

Wednesday 23 July
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Min. 17°C - Max. 26°C
Thursday 24 July
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Min. 19°C - Max. 27°C
Friday 25 July
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Petit Bouchon  
8.4
Vitré
Victor Hugo recounted in Notre-Dame de Paris 'happiness to see a Gothic city entire, complete, homogeneous, as there are still some.' It was, in particular, refers to Vitre, Brittany....
Located in Vitré25 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsGîte de La Fosse     NEW
Vendel
We welcome you in our house for a stay with family or friends, quiet, rural (organic farming) - You have a large fully equipped with terrace south facing kitchen, 3 bedrooms with bathrooms...
Located 20 km from Vitré50 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa Lanterne    
8.4
Fougères
At the heart of the medieval quarter, in a building attached to the charm, close to the castle, 4 quiet and comfortable attendent. Facilité access: Parking in the Castle or Poterne:...
Located 26 km from Vitré50 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLe Bas Rassinoux - 3 épis -    
9.6
Saint-Ouen-des-Alleux
Delphine and Hubert would be very happy to welcome you to their beautifully restored stone house ideally situated in large landscaped grounds, where relaxation is garanteed(garden lounge...
Located 28 km from Vitré48 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsGîte à la campagne   NEW
Loiron
At the gates of Brittany, for nature lovers our cottage is located 3 km from the village and its shops, between Laval (15 km) and Vitre. Independent house in a wooded and fenced 6000...
Located 22 km from VitréFrom 190 € to 295 € per week 
Mill for 6 personsCentre de pêche et de Pisciculture
Montjean
Le moulin du chateau gite fishing (fish) adjoining the owner's residence, built in the housing of an old mill pond below a 25ha center of angling with several ponds theme : the beatings,...
Located 25 km from VitréFrom 260 € to 460 € per week 
House for 8 personsGîte la Rigaudière  
10
Le Theil-de-Bretagne
Conditioned comfortable cottage with a fireplace full south, located in the heart of the country of the Roche aux Fees facing the pond Rigaudière 14 hectares, near the forest of Brittany...
Located 27 km from VitréFrom 350 € to 550 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
23 places over 1 haCamping municipal de l'étang    
8.8
Marcillé-Robert
Camping trees and flowers built stairs overlooking a pond of 100 ha (county natural area). Appreciated for its calm and its location, the site of the pond will charm you. A natural...
Located 23 km from Vitré10.40 € per day 

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HOTELS

Citôtel Le Petit Billot - Hotel in VitréCitôtel Le Petit Billot     
8.2
Vitré
The hotel Citôtel Le Petit Billot is ideally located in the historical town centre of Vitré. Vitré, gateway to Brittany, is a treasure of medieval architecture. Le Petit Billot hotel...
Located in VitréRoom from 50 €
Hôtel du Château - Hotel in VitréHôtel du Château     
8.3
Vitré
This hotel is situated next to the medieval castle in the centre of Vitré, just 300 metres from the train station. Guests are invited to use the free Wi-Fi internet or relax in the...
Located in VitréRoom from 50 €
Le Minotel - Hotel in VitréLe Minotel     
8.3
Vitré
Situated in Vitré city centre, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi in the entire property, free newspapers and free luggage storage. Providing private parking, Le Minotel is a 40-minute drive...
Located in VitréRoom from 50 €

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Le Village Cancalais
Village Cancalais is located on the Brittany coast, 800 metres from the port and 2 km from the beach. It has 2 swimming pools, including a covered pool...
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