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Château de Vitré

Château de Vitré

Château de Vitré is located in Ille-et-Vilaine department of France.



Location: Ille-et-Vilaine department   Map

Constructed: 11th century by Robert I of Vitré




Description of Château de Vitré


Château de Vitré was constructed in the late 11th century by baron Robert I of Vitré on a site that was formerly occupied by a wooden fortress erected here around year 1000 AD. After the wooden citadel was burned monk found a settlement here. Baron eventually used this strategic location of the Vilaine valley. After the castle lost its military importance the castle was turned into a prison. In the 19th century it was proclaimed as a historic monument.










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