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Mairie de Vitré

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At the heart of a region

 
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Train at the station

At the gateway to Brittany, Maine, Anjou and Normandy, Vitré is situated along from the Autoroute de l’Ouest and close to the Autoroute des Estuaires. Like the rest of the Ille-et-Vilaine department, the towns in the Vitré area can be accessed via the expressways.

Vitré is the central town of an area that is home to around 90,000 people and stretches across seven cantons (Vitré-est, Vitré-ouest, Argentré-du-Plessis, Châteaubourg, la Guerche-de-Bretagne, Janzé and Retiers).

A few facts

  • Surface area of Vitré: 3,719ha
  • Vitré’s average altitude: about 89m (Place de la Gare)
  • Vitré’s highest point: 127m, at the Ménardières business park (Rue Pierre et Marie Curie)
  • Vitré’s lowest point: 67m, near the company Société Vitréene d’Abattage - Jean Rozé, under the bypass viaduct
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View of the Priory over the valley

The Vilaine, one of the rivers to which the department owes its name, flows through Vitré from east to west. The Vilaine starts in Mayenne and flows into the Atlantic at Roche-Bernard.

What are the inhabitants of Vitré known as? Vitrians.