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What to do in Vitré and its surroundings when the weather is nice and hot? Even in Brittany, temperatures can soar during the summer months. If you're looking for a little freshness, we'll take you to our best, cool places!

The Meadow of the Washerwomen:

In case of very hot weather, walk along the Val promenade at the foot of the ramparts of the city of Vitré, going down you will arrive below, and will enjoy an exceptional view of the Vitré castle and its imposing turrets.

Take the time to appreciate the show before taking the small passage leading to the Lavandières' meadow, the green setting on the edge of Naughty. Weeping willows, soft grass and picnic tables invite you to to relax.

Le Pré des Lavandières is the ideal place for a walk, a picnic or simply to relax.

Pré des Lavandières et Château de Vitré
©Pierre Lepoutre

Discover the Vitré plant garden, a jewel of greenery:

Le Park garden is a typical garden of XIVth century English style.
At noon, come and picnic in the heart of the Jardin des Plantes. Very close to the children's play area, the picnic tables under the trees will offer you a breath of fresh air at lunchtime!

Going up to the top of the garden you will see the aviary. From there, we see the cooler hidden in the vegetation, the inner well allowed to keep a very shaded and cool area. Nearby is the deer enclosure. On the other side of the Garden, closer to Boulevard Châteaubriant, approach the giant cedar in order to tour its impressive scale!

Take a trip to the Haute-Vilaine Leisure Center

The Haute-Vilaine leisure center offers several nautical activities:

Try your hand at canoeing, rowing, kayaking, pedal boating or even windsurfing, unless you fancy a leisurely swim.

Everything is there to spend a great day for two, with family or friends!

Getting to the leisure base:


Haute Vilaine Leisure Center
Place called The Little Cooked Town
35500 Saint-M'Herve

+02 99 49 64 64 XNUMX

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L’Ar’ Milin: our favorite fresh break for snack or aperitif time in Châteaubourg.

The Park Ar Milin' houses a splendid arboretum of more than 100 essences and species of plants including a splendid collection of magnolias. Browsed by the Vilaine, it takes its name from the old mill built in the XNUMXth century, still visible today.

From May to September, the park, its aquatic garden and its small lake host the exhibition "Garden of the Arts". About twentysculptural works in wood, steel, stainless steel, copper or mosaics then create an imaginary and poetic world in which to stroll.

Practical information :

Le panoramic restaurant de l 'Ar Milin is open every day from 12:00 p.m. to 13:30 p.m. then from 17:00 p.m. to 21:00 p.m. the Bistrot is open from 12:00 p.m. to 13:30 p.m.
Address: 30 rue de Paris, 35220 Châteaubourg.
Reservations at 02 99 00 30 91

Eating & having fun with the family at the edge of the Châtillon-en-Vendelais pond:

Circuit de Mirligousse n°2

Mirligousse circuit n ° 2


Camping Les Rives du Lac

Classified campground

Campsite Les Rives du Lac


L’étang de Châtillon-en-Vendelais

Departmental Sensitive Natural Area

The pond of Châtillon-en-Vendelais