Vitré, a sub-prefecture until 1926, is the seat of a canton of around 18,000 inhabitants (2006).

It lies on the edge of Brittany, near Normandy, Maine, and Anjou.

The town has been designated a ville d’art et d’histoire, a town of artistic and historic significance, by the Ministry of Culture in recognition of its rich cultural inheritance.

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