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Guided tours

 

Discover the local heritage...

Permanent exhibition

First floor of the Pavillon du Tourisme, Place du Général de Gaulle, Tel. +33 (0)2 99 75 04 46.

A permanent and interactive exhibition organised by the Town of Vitré’s Heritage department, dedicated to the medieval town, its history and its architecture. Free entry.

(Lift available for people with reduced mobility)

Heritage signs

In order to share Vitré’s rich heritage with as wide a public as possible, 15 bilingual information panels have been installed near the various sites. These information panels can be read freely and encourage readers to find out more by visiting the museums, the “Fenêtre sur la Ville” (Window to the Town) exhibition (free, open access at the Pavillon du Tourisme) and other exhibition spaces.

Guided tours

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Guided tour of the castle

Accompanied by a guide, discover or rediscover the treasures of Vitré’s heritage through around thirty different themes.

Prices: adults/€6, children 12-18 years/€3 and free for under 12s
Group rates available on request

For more information: _Service Ville d’Art et d’Histoire, tel. +33 (0)2 99 75 04 54, email musees at mairie-vitre.fr

Visits audios (to download)

In a few minutes, an overview of the quality of the heritage vitréen thanks to this audio discovery.

Evening walks

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Rue d’Embas

The town looks wonderful at night... Guided evening walks are organised regularly. Book yours to discover the rich history of the town centre in a different way. For more information:
Town Art and History department, tel. +33 (0)2 99 75 04 54, email musees at mairie-vitre.fr

“Enjoy Vitré as a family” kit

A fun, enriching and entertaining way to explore the town at your leisure without a guide, the “Enjoy Vitré as a family” kit is available from reception at the Musée du Château de Vitré. In its leather pouch, this kit contains two “three-museum” entries (for adults only, as entry is free for children), two booklets describing the different stages of the route and the suggested games, an mp3 player, a telescope, coloured pencils and two mirrors.

Hire charge: €10 for two hours. ID must be provided in exchange for equipment hire.

Publications

Several leaflets and brochures have been published and are available from reception at Vitré’s museums and the tourist information centre.

Free documents

  • Discover the conferences and tours offered by the Town Art and History department. Click here to discover them.
  • Discover Vitré’s heritage workshops.
  • The Château de Vitré explained (5-8 year-olds).

Documents for purchase (At reception at the Musée du Château de Vitré. For information purposes, prices range from €0.50 to €1.20 for a themed leaflet.

  • Discover the Hôtel de Ringues de la Troussanais.
  • Discover the tomb of Baron Guy X of Vitré.
  • Discover the Vitré Alterpiece.
  • Discover the Château de La Baratière.
  • Discover the Prieuré Notre-Dame des Bénédictins.
  • Discover Vitré and the Revolution.
  • Discover Vitré and protestantism.

For more information: Service Ville d’Art et d’Histoire, Tel. +33 (0)2 99 75 04 54, email musees at mairie-vitre.fr

Discover...

The Château de Vitré, the town walls, religious heritage, the Château des Rochers-Sévigné and more. With the Town of Art and History department, take part in the various activities and events based on the local heritage, its treasures and its riches. To find out more, click here (link to Discover Vitré...)

Conferences, workshops...

Enjoy a free conference or tour every month with the programme organised by the Art and History department. A chance to discover the riches of Vitré’s heritage free of charge. To find out more and view the current programme, click here (link to conference programme pdf).

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