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An imposing and impressive chateau/fort

This well-preserved chateau/castle/fort dominates the picturesque town of Vitre, which has many... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Annapolis, Maryland
Cool medieval castle!

An easy walk from anywhere in the city center. This is an amazing old castle that embodies the... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
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Place du Chateaux, 35500 Vitre, France
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

This well-preserved chateau/castle/fort dominates the picturesque town of Vitre, which has many lovely (and often leaning) old half-timbered houses (“pans de bois”). The Chateau was initially from the 13th century but has had many additions. One can walk through most of the chateau, which now...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

It looked attractive as it is both a piece of history and actively being used as the local administrative and civil seat. But it was closed with a nice notice on the door printed without date (to be used at local mangers whim?). A shame....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

An easy walk from anywhere in the city center. This is an amazing old castle that embodies the spirit of the medieval era. Well worth a visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Vitre and castle are worth a short stop.The scenery is not special, but the outside you can take a nice shot.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Compared to Loire Valley chateaux, this lacks a sense of unity and the info provided is limited. It is also somewhat challenging to get from one section to the next. If you are staying in Vitre, it is certainly worth your time. The exterior of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Vitre is a very touristy town. The Chateau and museum are well worth a wander. Around every corner is a picture.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ed T
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Having visited Chateau de Fougere a couple of times, as well as a few other French chateaus, we were incredibly disappointed by Chateau de Vitre. There is no sense of history or what its role was on the frontier of Brittany and France; there was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Both the town of Vitre, and its castle live up to the hype. The castle is like a set from Game of Thrones. It's been restored and is ongoing but left in its medieval condition with some period furniture. The whole area is magical- really!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We haven't buy tickets for the museums inside, as they were too expensive. The frontdesk person told us there were some furnished rooms, but somehow we weren't attracted by this. They usually propose a guided tour, but on that day (when we visited), there was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank AnamariaLupu
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Chateau from the outside is certainly very impressive and promises a building of huge historical significance... crossing over the drawbridge you emerge into the courtyard and........ well to be honest, that's your lot...... Sadly the promise doesn't last very long as there's actually nothing...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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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
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