Vitré Castle
Place du Château, 35500 Vitré Driving directions
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Jul-Aug: 10am-6pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm; rest of year: daily except Tue 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm, weekends 2pm-5.30pm - closed 1 Jan, Easter Sun, 1 Nov, 25 Dec

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The castle has watched over the ramparts and countryside since the 11C. Remodelled from the 13C-16C, it has retained its splendour, in evidence from the entrance, defended by a drawbridge and robust gatehouse flanked by two large machicolated towers. St-Laurent tower provides a view over the jumble of slate roofs, revealing the narrowness of the streets. With the Argenterie and Oratoire towers, it is home to the museum's collections (sculpture, sacred art, enamels).

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