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Castle of Vitré

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  1. History of the castle
  2. Description of the castle
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This castle is one of the most beautiful fortresses of Brittany. Strengthened from the very start of XIe century, it was besieged and taken in XIIe century. Its owner, Guy XV of Laval, opened it without combat with the French troops of occupation in 1487. The Parliament of Brittany settled there at the time of the great epidemics of plague in 1564, 1582 and 1583. Its enclosure, of triangular plan, takes again the layout of the castle rebuilt in XIIIe century and offers a series of buildings of the end of XIVe to XVIe centuries. The most remarkable parts are the tower the St. Lawrence (beginning of XVe) which probably acted as keep, and especially the châtelet, entered strengthened between two turns and surmounted elegant home, to which the structure, characterized by a large arc bandaged above the door, is close to that of the castle of Montmuran. The castle shelters today the town hall, the museum, and allows a visit of most interesting.

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Coordinates of the castle

Castle :

Château de Vitré
Hôtel de Ville
35500 Vitré

Phone : + 33 2 99 75 04 54
E-mail :

Proprietor : City property - Listed monument

Date and schedule from the visits

The castle is open all days :

- on April 1 at June 30 of 10h at 12h and 14h at 17h30
- on July 1 at September 30 of 10h at 18h
- on October 1 at March 31 of 10h at 12h and 14h at 17h30 closed Tuesday and the mornings of Saturday, Sunday and Monday

The castle is closed the 01/01, 11/01 and 12/25

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