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Quaint and intriguing

We loved Vitre! So many intriguing Medaeival streets of different types (and an intriguing number... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Elizabeth B
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
One of the hidden French gems

Small and easy to park, walk, talk and trying local crepes with good seafood inside at honest price.

Reviewed 13 March 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We loved Vitre! So many intriguing Medaeival streets of different types (and an intriguing number of houses or shops left to wrack and ruin but also some recently renovated). There are lovely shops, several restaurants were open after the usual French 2pm cut-off. It felt...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Small and easy to park, walk, talk and trying local crepes with good seafood inside at honest price.

1  Thank ludmiljazz
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The small medieval center of the town is quite nice and there is a nice fortified medieval chateau as well. There are plenty of half timbered building to look at and the typical restaurants and shops. If your time is limited in Brittany I would...More

1  Thank jbg74
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant medieval city center that you need to visit if you are in Vitré. Cobbled streets, very beautiful old houses, a castle in very good condition. Very nice for a small town.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Very very beautiful city center. Very small but with very cosy houses. Typical from medieval time. Very well conserved casttle. Must visit.

1  Thank mgadanho
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Cobbled streets, timbered buildings, and a large chateau-like a castle. Monty pythons "bring out your dead" comes to mind. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank gladfly
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A rainy day so few people about. Beautiful timbered houses, narrow streets, and lovely shops. Free parking beside train station - easy walk to town.

2  Thank mpd
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We went to Vitre by train from Rennes (only 30 minutes) and were especially impressed by the history and the well preserved old town. Because it is less well known this does not attract the level of tourists that other places do, so go there...More

1  Thank Grant D
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Wednesday out of season almost everything is shut so go for no crowds and excellent photo opportunities. Some excellent streets showing original facades and architecture. Would recommend an hour for the town area and then proceed to the chateau and its impressive forecourt...lovely restaurant opposite.The...More

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Spent a half day here, lovely medieval town and not many tourists, mostly locals. Parking was easy, the castle was lovely (reminded me a bit of sleeping beauty's castle). The town is very clean, lots of little shops (not touristy shops) and restaurants, very helpful...More

2  Thank MTRose
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