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  • 1 Vitré Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Château F - 35500 Vitré

    The first castle dates from the 11C and was rebuilt from the 13 to the 15C. It has the traditional architectural elements of a medieval castle: drawbridge, the central part or châtelet, machicolated towers, keep (St Laurence's tower), a number of oth..

  • 2 Rue de la Baudrairie Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue de la Baudrairie F - 35500 Vitré

    This admirable street, named after the old leather craftsmen's guild, is rather strange and particularly representative of Vitré. Each houses merits careful observation.

  • 3 Tertres Noirs Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    chemin des Tertres-Noirs F - 35500 Vitré

    This shady hillock with its pines and chestnut trees offers an excellent view of the town, its surroundings and the castle with its many towers.

  • 4 Vitré Ramparts Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place de la République F - 35500 Vitré

    The 15C Bridolle Tower is machicolated. On the south side are fragments of the ramparts, forming an integral part of other buildings. From the north to the east side, the impressive fortifications are still standing.

  • 5 Church of Notre-Dame Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rue Notre-Dame F - 35500 Vitré

    This church dates from the 15 and 16C. It has a strange south façade with 7 gables, decorated with pinnacles. Its external pulpit and its two doors are finely sculpted. Inside, there are a number of reredos and a fine Renaissance stained-glass window..

  • 6 Jardin du Parc Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    D 178 F - 35500 Vitré

    This pleasant, English-style garden with its ornamental lake is well kept and has a restful atmosphere.

  • 7 Rue d'En-Bas

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue d’En-Bas F - 35500 Vitré

    It used to lead to the gateway of the same name, partially destroyed in 1846. The street has a number of timber-framed houses. Note the Hôtel du Bold'Or (1513) whose staircase tower, flanked with a square pavilion, has a strange top. Rue Sévigné, whe..

  • 8 Rue de la Poterie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue de la Poterie F - 35500 Vitré

    The street has picturesque timber-framed houses with porches. Note the Maison de l'Île, on the corner of Rue de la rue Poterie and Rue Sévigné.

  • 9 Rachapt District

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue du Rachapt F - 35500 Vitré

    This outlying district was occupied for several years by the English during the Hundred Years' War whereas the town and castle withstood all attacks. The people of Vitré paid the invaders to leave and the district took its name from this event. This ..

  • 10 Museum of St Nicholas

    Museums and art

    Rue Pasteur F - 35500 Vitré

    This chapel, built in the late Middle Ages, has preserved its fine 15 and 16C murals. It now houses an interesting museum of religious art. The gilded wooden high altar dates from the 18C.

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