Top things to do

Castle in Vitré

Château de Vitré

Dominating the town, Vitré's medieval castle rises on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Vilaine, and is one of the most impressive in Brittany – a real fairy tale of spires and drawbridges. Beyond the twin-turre…
Crêpes in Vitré

Auberge du Château

For crêpes, galettes, salads and tartines washed down with beer or cider, look no further than this restaurant, which occupies an atmospheric and charming timber-framed house not far below the castle. Outdoor seatin…
Market in Vitré

Food Market

This fun, appetising and varied market sets up early on Saturday mornings, selling oysters, creole food, galettes, cheeses, olives, freshly brewed coffee and beer and all manner of other bites to large gatherings of…
French in Vitré

Auberge St-Louis

Just steps from Notre-Dame church, Auberge St-Louis is as much about admiring original 18th-century decor – check that dark-wood panelling and vintage hearth – as feasting on good-value French classics such as grill…
Chocolate in Vitré

Monbana

This excellent shop is a peach of a place, either to browse the delectable offerings on shelves, or to marvel at the sheer variety on offer. Easter sees a bonanza of bunnies, but come here at any time of the year an…