3 flowers placed city, capital of Perthois, located in the center of a pleasant country with various aspects around the countryside to small paths shaded summer, streams, rivers, lakes ideal for fishing and boating.
Vitry-le-François is the meeting point of different communication channels: river crossing (3 channels: Marne-Rhine, Marne to the Saône, lateral to the Marne), rail junction (line Paris-Strasbourg-Lyon-Calais Méditérannée), crossroads (N4 Paris-Strasbourg to Saint-Dizier and the south of France in Reims and RN44 to Vitry-le-François).
A little history ... Formerly, Vitry-en-Perthois, this ancient fortress was dismantled in the late 12th century. Following its destruction by Charles V, François 1er founded Vitry-le-François in 1545, giving his name and arms, "Azure a salamander golden head crowned with twisted and even lying in a burning pyre gules, in chief azure supported gold and charged with three fleurs de lys of the same "with the motto" Nutrisco and exstinguo "or" I'm fed and I put it out. "
The completion of the new Vitry was entrusted to Italian architect Marini. During the Second World War the city was razed to 90%. New town, completely rebuilt, it still continues its development.