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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

Vitré - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine

"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 ...

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.1247460 (N 48° 7’ 29”)
Longitude-1.2154300 (W 1° 12’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 56m to 127m
Surface area37.03 km²
Population17774 inhabitants
Density479 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRennes (41 km, 39 min)
Insee code35360
IntercommunalityCA Vitré communauté

Nearest cities & towns

Pocé-les-Bois2.9 km (6 min)
Montreuil-sous-Pérouse5.2 km (8 min)
Balazé6.1 km (10 min)
Landavran7.4 km (14 min)
Saint-Aubin-des-Landes7.6 km (14 min)
Erbrée7.9 km (12 min)
Étrelles8.2 km (14 min)
Taillis8.3 km (13 min)
Champeaux8.8 km (12 min)
Val-d'Izé9.2 km (13 min)
La Chapelle-Erbrée9.9 km (13 min)
Saint-M'Hervé10.4 km (14 min)
Torcé10.8 km (17 min)
Mondevert10.9 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

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).

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

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.


Promenade Saint-Yves (© M. Rufet)
Promenade Saint-Yves (© M. Rufet)
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Maison de L'Isle (© JF Leroux)
Maison de L'Isle (© JF Leroux)
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Rain - Garden Park
Rain - Garden Park
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Castle Vitré (© JF Leroux)
Castle Vitré (© JF Leroux)
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Tuesday 25 october
Min. 15°C - Max. 15°C
Wednesday 26 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 27 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Evening Segway Tour of Rennes – 2 hours
Entertainment55 € Rennes (34 km)
Segway Tour of Rennes – 90 minutes
Entertainment42 € Rennes (34 km)
Segway Tour of Rennes – 2 hours
Entertainment50 € Rennes (34 km)
Karting on an International Circuit
Sports sensations18 € Laval (36 km)
Initiation Pass Airplane Piloting – 1 person
Sports sensations149 € Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (38 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Greenway (Voie verte)
Cycling itineraryEasy1h15Rougé (42 km)
Fontenelle Circuit
HikeEasy1h45Laigné (43 km)
From one mill to another
Village visitEasy2h00Saint-Sulpice (45 km)
Pays Domfrontais
Car itineraryEasy5h00Soucé (56 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (58 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals