Vitry-le-François

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TownVitry-le-François
Insee code51649
Postcode51300
Latitude48.7260870
Longitude4.5857450
Surface6.45 km²
Population13542 inhabitants
Density2099 inhabitants/km²
National label

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • The City Hall: Récollets former Convent of the 17th century.
  • Place d'Armes square: become semi-pedestrian, previously used in exercises of soldiers. It shows in its center the statue of the river Marne (fountain) erected in 1840 and commonly called "The Goddess".
  • The church of Notre-Dame largest church classic Marne (seventeenth-nineteenth centuries). Classified Historical Monument. Imposing facade with two towers.
  • Gate Bridge: at a time it marked the precise entry Vitry-le-François. Hence we had had to fulfill the grant (tax levied on all goods, animals or generally anything that returning to the city or out of its walls).
  • La Chapelle Saint-Nicolas Lower Village: Former Mariners Chapel.
  • Some houses with wood sides ...
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Vitry-le-François
Information pointsTourist Office of Vitry-le-François
MonumentsChapel Saint-Nicolas,   Collegiate Church Notre-Dame,   Door of the Pont
Performance hallsL'Orange bleue,   La Salamandre

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • The 1st weekend of March: Exhibition of Wine.
  • April: Meeting Interclub (Multicollections).
  • In June: Currents Festival of Arts and Crafts Fair Currents, flea market and fair to collections.
  • In July and August: A Place in the Sun shows, concerts ...
  • In September: European Heritage Days.
  • The 1st weekend of October: Festival BD.
  • The 3rd weekend of October: Antiques Fair.
  • In November: Exhibition of St. Martin.
  • In November: Exchange postcards and collections.

PHOTOS

Gate BridgeGate Bridge
 
Collegiate Church of Notre -DameCollegiate Church of Notre -Dame
City HallCity Hall
 
Landscape lousy champagne ( © Jean Espirat )Landscape lousy champagne ( © Jean Espirat )
Chapel Lower VillageChapel Lower Village
 
The GoddessThe Goddess

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WEATHER

Sunday 21 December
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Min. 3°C - Max. 6°C
Monday 22 December
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Min. 5°C - Max. 8°C
Tuesday 23 December
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Min. 4°C - Max. 7°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Vieux Briscard
Vitry-le-François
Authentic - In the heart of downtown Vitry-le-François, Restaurant Le Vieux Briscard seduce lovers of traditional French cuisine and authentic flavors. You will be offered local cuisine...
Located in Vitry-le-François28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Jacques Sautet - gastronomique  
7.8
Vitry-le-François
'I see life in pink ...' - These words, Edith Piaf could pronounce them not passing the restaurant Jacques Sautet. Straight out of a fairy tale, this gourmet restaurant located in Vitry-le-François,...
Located in Vitry-le-François58 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Clos de Mutigny  
9.8
La Chaussée-sur-Marne
CHARMING HOTEL - Located at the corner of a small country road, the restaurant Clos de Mutigny hides a welcoming restaurant that offers a relaxing view of the river. TRADITIONAL CUISINE...
Located 12.8 km from Vitry-le-François27 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Chalet with 1 bedroomLes hespérides     NEW
Courdemanges
The guest house is located in a small rural village, 5 km from Vitry le Francois, on the borders of Champagne and the Grove, the center of a triangle Reims, Troyes, Bar le Duc, near...
Located 5 km from Vitry-le-François95 € the double room 
Farm with 2 bedroomsLa Cour en bas - Clévacances 3 clés    
9.5
Saint-Amand-sur-Fion
Two rooms of quality in a typical farmhouse in Champagne beams and cob.
Located 9.4 km from Vitry-le-François59 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsAu brochet du lac    
7.7
Saint-Rémy-en-Bouzemont-Saint-Genest-et-Isson
In their house champagne timber and timbered. Apparent dating from 1776, located in the heart of bocage. Champagne, Francis and Sylvie offer five bedrooms. Furnished guest in a warm...
Located 11.7 km from Vitry-le-François56 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 12 personsLes der'vertes
Giffaumont-Champaubert
Champagne style home with wooded and private fishing pond closed, the heart of a flower village, tourism on the shores of Lac du Der-Chantecoq. Located 300 m from the lake dikes you...
Located 23 km from Vitry-le-FrançoisFrom 625 € to 810 € per week 
House for 7 personsLes der'vertes  
9.2
Giffaumont-Champaubert
Champagne-style house, with land and pool, private fishing ended in the middle of a flowered village, tourism on the shores of Lac du Der-Chantecoq. Located 300 m from the lake dikes...
Located 23 km from Vitry-le-FrançoisFrom 420 € to 515 € per week 
Pavillon for 9 personsLe logis du der  
9.2
Giffaumont-Champaubert
At the foot of the magnificent lake der large pavilion with nine or more additional option on the floor, outside: 1500 m² terrain with closed garden of 1000 m² and 350 m² of private...
Located 23 km from Vitry-le-FrançoisFrom 290 € to 590 € per week 

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HOTELS

Castor Hotel - Hotel in Vitry-le-FrançoisCastor Hotel     
8.1
Vitry-le-François
Located in Vitry-le-François, 3.2 km from the train station, this 24-hour reception hotel is decorated in a Canadian style. It offers soundproofed rooms and a restaurant specialised...
Located in Vitry-le-FrançoisRoom from 46 €
Hotel Tambourin - Hotel in Vitry-le-FrançoisHotel Tambourin     
8.3
Vitry-le-François
In the heart of the Champagne region, this hotel is located in Vitry-le-François, just a 20-minute drive from the Der-Chantecoq Lake. It offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi access....
Located in Vitry-le-FrançoisRoom from 60 €
Au Bon Sejour - Hotel in Vitry-le-FrançoisAu Bon Sejour     
7.8
Vitry-le-François
Situated in a particularly tranquil part of the city, the Au Bon Sejour hotel overlooks a quiet park, a short walk from the city centre. Offering peaceful park and garden views, this...
Located in Vitry-le-FrançoisRoom from 48 €

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Holiday Inn Reims Centre
Holiday Inn Reims Centre is ideally located in the historic centre of Reims, and it features the only panoramic restaurant in Reims and a bar. The façade...
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Campanile Reims Centre - Cathedrale
Located in central Reims, this Campanile provides en suite rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is just a 15-minute walk from Reims...
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