Vitrè Castle (France)
Brittany See list of castles in Francia
Rebuilt in the 14th and 15th to protect Britain from invasion, the fairy tale, the 11th century Chateau de Vitre in the shape of a massive triangle with fat, round towers proved to be one of the strongholds of the most successful of the province during the hundred years war (1337-1453) English repeatedly failed to take it, even when they occupied the rest of the city. It is a beautiful view, especially from the point of view of Rue de Fougeres across the river valley below. Time, not foreigners, came closer to destroying the castle, which has been heavily restored with taste although in the last century.
The Hôtel de Ville (city hall), however, is an unfortunate increase in 1913 to the castle courtyard. Visit the wing to the left of, starting with St-Laurent tour and its museum, which contains sculptures and 15th-16th century Aubusson tapestries, and engravings. Continue along the walls via the Tour de l'Argenterie-, which contains a macabre collection of stuffed frogs and reptiles preserved in glass jars-the Tour de l'Oratoire (Oratory Tower).