18km southwest of Vitré, the Miniatures of Domagné, also called Promenade Chesnais, takes you to discover around twenty miniatures of French monuments in stone and slate, created by local artist Henri Chesnais (1932-2016). ). Arranged along the green flow of the Vallon, they offer themselves to the amazed gaze of passers-by of all ages.

©Tourist Office of the Pays de Vitré

A miniature tour of France

La Miniature Walk de Domagne constitutes an overview of French heritage. The route, 1 kilometer long, is punctuated by explanatory panels created by students from Domagné schools.

Brittany is of course in the spotlight: you will find the Châteaugiron castle, Parliament of Brittany (Reindeer), the chapel of La Peinière (Saint-Didier), the Ar Men lighthouse (Île de Sein) or the Solidor tower (Saint Malo).

But that's not all ! Henri Chesnais also represented the Pont du Gard, castle of Lassay-les-Châteaux, Caussenarde farm in Lozère et three Vendée Globe boats.

Miniatures de Domagé
©Tourist Office of the Pays de Vitré

To accompany your visit to the Miniatures of Domagné, an audio guide is available:

Audio-guide The Miniatures of Domagne

How to use it ? Download the “SoundCloud” application > search the “Ille-et-Médias” page > The 13 audio supplements are available!

A real work of goldsmith

A few numbers will leave you speechless, like the 365 windows of the Chambord Castle or the six tons of stones used to make the Pont du Gard.

The most impressive monument is undoubtedly the Mont-Saint-Micheland its XNUMX tonnes of pebbles. Composed of XNUMX stone blocks, it now sits majestically in the middle of a clearing. It is easily spotted from the parapet of rue Saint-Pierre.
The Lourdes basilicaweighs XNUMX tonnes. Each monument is teeming with details, each more realistic than the next, a true work of goldsmith.

These miniatures are even more incredible when you know that the majority of them were made from postcards !

Pratical information

The walk is freely accessible all year round.

Stop off at the Poirier leisure park, it has a BMX track, a wooden playground, a pétanque court, a courtyard, picnic tables, all on the edge of a pond open to fishermen.

Discover Domagne, its miniatures & its surroundings:

Extend your walk to Poirier leisure park, very pleasant with its water point and its structures of wooden games or discover the hiking trail « Guines Stream (18km). find here all the possible hiking trails in the surrounding area!

Damaged is known to be the seat of the Reason cider house which processes 35 tonnes of apples per year (not open to visitors).

How to get there ?

Domagné miniatures
22 D105
35113 Damaged

+02 (99)00 01 19 XNUMX XNUMX

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