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Vitré

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

Vitré - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ille-et-Vilaine
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The Town of Art and History of Vitré has preserved the rich architectural heritage of its medieval past, as illustrated by the imposing fortified castle, the ramparts and the numerous very picturesque old timber-framed houses of the En-Bas street, the Baudrairie street and the Poterie street. The old-world charm of this medieval town makes it a lovely place to wander round.

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Vitré

"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 ...

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Castle of Vitré (© JF Leroux)
Castle of Vitré (© JF Leroux)
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Promenade Saint-Yves (© M. Rufet)
Promenade Saint-Yves (© M. Rufet)
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House of L'Isle (© JF Leroux)
House of L'Isle (© JF Leroux)
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Rain Gauge - Park Garden
Rain Gauge - Park Garden
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby