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Vitry-le-François - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.7260870 (N 48° 43’ 34”)
Longitude4.5857450 (E 4° 35’ 9”)
Surface area6.45 km²
Population13492 inhabitants
Density2091 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne (34 km, 33 min)
Insee code51649
IntercommunalityCC de Vitry, Champagne et Der

Nearest cities & towns

Frignicourt3.2 km (7 min)
Blacy3.4 km (7 min)
Marolles4 km (8 min)
Vitry-en-Perthois4.1 km (6 min)
Couvrot4.8 km (8 min)
Loisy-sur-Marne5.8 km (7 min)
Bignicourt-sur-Marne6.1 km (10 min)
Glannes6.6 km (8 min)
Blaise-sous-Arzillières6.8 km (11 min)
Huiron7 km (8 min)
Luxémont-et-Villotte7 km (10 min)
Courdemanges7.4 km (10 min)
Drouilly7.4 km (8 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Performance halls

Events and festivities


Gate Bridge
Gate Bridge
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Collegiate Church of Notre -Dame
Collegiate Church of Notre -Dame
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City Hall
City Hall
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Landscape lousy champagne ( © Jean Espirat )
Landscape lousy champagne ( © Jean Espirat )
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Chapel Lower Village
Chapel Lower Village
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The Goddess
The Goddess
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sailing trip on Der Lake
Nature and the great outdoors120 € Sainte-Marie-du-Lac-Nuisement (17.8 km)
Sailing on Lake Der
Sports sensations15 € Giffaumont-Champaubert (23 km)
Canoe kayak on the Marne
Sports sensations12 € to 26 € Tours-sur-Marne (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Giffaumont-Champaubert - Droyes
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Giffaumont-Champaubert (23 km)
Ornate Vouzy ride
Village visitEasy1h00Vouzy (41 km)
Ornate Vertus ride
Village visitEasy40 minVertus (47 km)
MTB Circuit Vertus
Mountain bike itineraryIntermediate2h00Vertus (47 km)
Mesnil-sur-Oger the Flower walk
Village visitEasy30 minLe Mesnil-sur-Oger (48 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals