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French Cycle Trip 2014 Rennes to Vitre

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elevation_profile Cycling east out of Rennes was fairly straightforward before we got on to the D29 road, which took us almost all the way into Vitre.

The camping municipal de Saint-Etienne was located due south-east, a couple of miles from the city centre, which was great because we could walk in or catch a bus, from just outside the campsite entrance.

Vitre is a well-preserved fortified town that has a wealth of picturesque houses and a medieval, fairytale castle, which is perched on a rocky outcrop. Until the end of the 17th century, Vitre owed its prosperity to the linen cloth industry, which was exported all over Europe and as far away as South America.

We spent a couple of days exploring Vitre before moving on to our next stop, the historic town of Fougeres.

The Chateau de Vitre

The Chateau de Vitre

Rue de Chateau

Rue de Chateau

The Chateau de Vitre

The Chateau de Vitre

Rue Saint-Louis

Rue Saint-Louis

Author: Mike McEnnerney Photographer

I've had a passion for photography for as long as I can remember and have been running my own photographic business for many years. This also carries over into my personal interests: I love the great outdoors and enjoy nothing better than to be outside taking photos and combining this with my hobbies of cycle touring, camping, backpacking, canoeing and just being out in the wilds, or as the Australians say "beyond the black stump" farther into the outback than the city lights.

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