Built on a rocky spur in the 11th century by Robert the 1st, the Castle of Vitré was destroyed in the 13th in its current triangular form. It is a fortress of towers connected by defensive walls. At the beginning of the 15th century, Guy XII made changes, making accent on both the defensive character of the castle through the entrance (Chatelet) and residential fitting until the 17th century. In the 19th century it has changed to become a jail. Since 1872 it got the Monument Historique title and has been restored. You find inside the city hall and the museum.

 

Pictures of Chateau de Vitré
Pictures of Chateau de Vitré
Pictures of Chateau de Vitré
Ville d’Art et d’Histoire Service
Place du Château, BP 70 627, 35506 VITRE CEDEX
Tel: 02 99 75 04 54 / Fax: 02 99 74 08 26
www.mairie-vitre.commusees@mairie-vitre.fr