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Nice small castle

Vitre and castle are worth a short stop.The scenery is not special, but the outside you can take a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janne S
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Espoo, Finland
Pretty walled town, lovely Chateau

Vitre is a very touristy town. The Chateau and museum are well worth a wander. Around every corner... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Ed T
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Place du Chateaux, 35500 Vitre, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vitre and castle are worth a short stop.The scenery is not special, but the outside you can take a nice shot.

Thank Janne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compared to Loire Valley chateaux, this lacks a sense of unity and the info provided is limited. It is also somewhat challenging to get from one section to the next. If you are staying in Vitre, it is certainly worth your time. The exterior of...More

Thank ArtistAlice
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Vitre is a very touristy town. The Chateau and museum are well worth a wander. Around every corner is a picture.

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Having visited Chateau de Fougere a couple of times, as well as a few other French chateaus, we were incredibly disappointed by Chateau de Vitre. There is no sense of history or what its role was on the frontier of Brittany and France; there was...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Both the town of Vitre, and its castle live up to the hype. The castle is like a set from Game of Thrones. It's been restored and is ongoing but left in its medieval condition with some period furniture. The whole area is magical- really!

Thank johnnyv1954
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We haven't buy tickets for the museums inside, as they were too expensive. The frontdesk person told us there were some furnished rooms, but somehow we weren't attracted by this. They usually propose a guided tour, but on that day (when we visited), there was...More

1  Thank AnamariaLupu
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Chateau from the outside is certainly very impressive and promises a building of huge historical significance... crossing over the drawbridge you emerge into the courtyard and........ well to be honest, that's your lot...... Sadly the promise doesn't last very long as there's actually nothing...More

Thank Fire153Swindon
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a nice, quick chateau to visit. It is not nearly as big as the one in Fougeres. About 1/3rd of the chateau is part of the museum and visitable. There are about 1/2 dozen rooms in the museum part of the chateau that...More

Thank jbg74
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We stayed in Vitres one night at a friends house and his dining room faced the castle in the back of his flat. We had a glass roof to look through at the chateau because the building was huge. Had the late afternoon taking in...More

Thank gladfly
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A rainy day in September and few people about makes for an enjoyable and hassle free visit to this grand edifice. Not elegantly furnished but fun to climb around and enjoy the view from the windows.

Thank mpd
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impossible50
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Response from JohnF007 | Reviewed this property |
I don't have my entrance ticket with me now but.... Look online :) The time below are from Google Thursday 8:30am–12:30pm, 2–5:30pm Friday 8:30am–12:30pm, 2–5:30pm Saturday 8:30am–12:30pm Sunday 8:30am–12:30pm Monday... More
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LibbieG
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Response from cristoph2010 | Reviewed this property |
That depends when you plan to visit. According to their website: 1. Low season i.e., Jan, Feb, Nov and Dec - 10:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 5pm. Closed on Tuesdays and the morning of Saturday and Sunday. 2. Mid-season... More
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