Esplanade of the station in Vitré
Du July 11 au August 15, 2024

The Pays de Vitré Tourist Office invites you to participate in Summer Thursdays. An unmissable summer event in Vitré which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Concerts, local producers, storytelling walks and activities : share a good time with family or friends.

©Florine Jubert Photography

The unmissable summer event in Vitré!

20 years of Summer Thursdays

This year, Summer Thursdays are celebrating their 20th anniversary! Since 2004, the Pays de Vitré Tourist Office has organized this family and intergenerational event. It takes place in the early evening in the heart of the city center, on the Place du Général de Gaulle (in front of the Vitré train station).

This new edition will take place on Thursdays July 11, 18, 25 and Thursdays August 1, 8, 15, 2024 from 18 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.

Summer Thursdays are…

  • The early evening meeting place before going to dinner in town;
  • The weekend outing with family or friends that heralds the weekend;
  • A foretaste or the extension of the holidays for the inhabitants;
  • A little holiday feel for residents who don't leave;
  • The opportunity for visitors to extend their getaway to Vitré;
  • An evening of entertainment for visitors to the region and neighboring towns;
  • A friendly event that allows you to meet up, discover and share!
Affiche Jeudis de l'Eté 2024 - Office de Tourisme du Pays de Vitré ©Izatis
Summer Thursdays Poster 2024 ©Izatis
Programme Jeudis de l'Eté 2024 - Office de Tourisme du Pays de Vitré ©Izatis
Summer Thursdays Program 2024 ©Izatis

Concerts to make you tap your feet with varied music!

A very rich musical program with the presence of la Gâpette opening on July 11 (19h15/19h30 – 21h). -> Due to bad weather conditions on Thursday July 11, we had to postpone the La Gâpette concert. The group will perform on Thursday July 25 in Vitré (instead of Digresk which we will host later and whose date we will communicate to you very soon).

Then the July 18, a piano rendition of the Foam of Days View The Red Cheeks Company (18:30 p.m. – 19:30 p.m.), followed by trad ball with Trio des Champs and la Bouèze (19:30 p.m. – 21 p.m.).

Le July 25, place at the group's concert La Gâpette.

Le 1er August, the Irish group the Greenings returns to Summer Thursdays (19:30 p.m. – 21 p.m.).

Le 8 August, it's the duo's turn The Dirty Kids for French song (19:30 p.m. – 21 p.m.).

To close this edition, we will receive the 15 August the latin music group Medelin Quartet, from Taillis (19:30 p.m. – 21 p.m.).

Activities that will delight our children!

  • NEW: introduction to manual professions with the association “ The Tool in Hand »

And always the storytelling walks to entertain young and old!

This year, find three storytelling walks et hike :

  • Le Thursday July 11 2024 (18h30 - 20h: narrated & sung walk of 3 km led by Bruno Chemin accompanied by Frofro and Company.
  • Le Thursday July 18 2024 (17 pm - 30 am: narrated walk hosted by Ced Malaonaï and the singing and veuze workshop, La Bouèze / La Granjagoul. In partnership with the “Léz Chminries de l’été” Festival organized by La Granjagoul.
  • Le Thursday August 1, 2024 (18h30 - 20h: storytelling & musical walk by storyteller Claude Heil accompanied by musicians from La Bouèze.
  • Le Thursday 15 August 2024 (at 15h: hike of around ten kilometers supervised by hiking leaders from the Tourist Office.

Le departure takes place in front of the Pays de Vitré Tourist Office (€2,50 per person, to be paid on site).

Tourist Office of the Pays de Vitré
Tourist Office of the Pays de Vitré

Overview of local producers who have come to Summer Thursdays for 20 years

Little sweets for sweet tooths…

Not to mention the refreshments that are essential in summer!


Dates: Thursdays July 11, 18 and 25 & August 1, 8 and 15, 2024
Concerts, activities for children, storytelling walks and local products.
> Download the program: dates & times.

Location: Place du General de Gaulle, in front of Vitré station.

Prices : Free admission.
Story-telling walks and hikes: €2,50 per person. Departure from the Tourist Office.
Make-up workshop: €1,50 per person. Reservations on site directly.

Information and information: 02 99 75 04 46.