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Chateau de Vitre

Place du Chateaux, 35500 Vitre, France
+33 2 99 96 76 51
Review Highlights
Interesting castle, great for a,leisurely and relaxing visit without crowds.

We really enjoyed our visit to the castle. The towers and ramparts offered great views of the town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Very Pretty

We stopped off in Vitre for a quick bite to eat at a local eatery, then walked up to the chateau... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Keighley, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Place du Chateaux, 35500 Vitre, France
+33 2 99 96 76 51
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the castle. The towers and ramparts offered great views of the town of Vitré and the beautiful countryside, while the rooms were interestingly furnished and very uncrowded. A great relief after the hordes at Mont Saint Michel.

Thank impossible50
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We stopped off in Vitre for a quick bite to eat at a local eatery, then walked up to the chateau. It is quite imposing.

Thank JohnF007
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful castle which is really worth the visit. Back to the medieval period! The kids loved it. Wonderful view over the City.

1  Thank Titouan75
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very reasonable netry fees and the baility to see some of the chateaux. The rest is actually the Town Hall offices and Registry offices. Well worth a short stroll after lunch. Structure is impressive.

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's a beautiful chateau from the outside, but very little to see from the inside as lots of restoration work going on. You can visit few furnished rooms on a self-guided tour. Also a few good views from the top of the chateau.

1  Thank nusrat_ali
Reviewed 11 January 2017

From the outside it is very impressive (4-star), but there is not much on the inside (3 star). Self-guided, with a few furnished rooms, a chapel, walk a bit of the wall, good views. Not expensive to visit but not really necessary if you've seen...More

Thank MTRose
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We found this chateau as stunning on the outside and fair value for a 2 hour visit. Only some parts of the castle are open to the public, but you can walk the impressive ramparts. It wasn't very busy but we enjoyed the lower amount...More

1  Thank Drschrebling
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a City (Vitre) that is not in the 'mainstream' of most guides. I stayed in Rennes and discovered this attraction exploring the local pages. Very nice surprise !!, I enjoyed a lot (I like history, specially medieval times).

1  Thank VascoNavarro
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We walked along the short rampart with a great view. Walked around the inside but didn't pay to go int a small museum inside. It's part of a lovely walk around this beautiful town

2  Thank MichelleAustralia17
Reviewed 5 June 2016

One of the well remained beautiful castles in Bretagne. The several rooms that you can visit are parts of the museum. If it were not in France where you mkust select among too many castles to visit, it would deserve a five star rating.

1  Thank Peter H
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Just wanted to add to the previous answer re opening hours, which I found misleading. The castle is only closed on Tuesday in mid winter. The rest of the year it is open each day.
1 June 2017|
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
What are the hours the chateau is open?
9 March 2016|
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