River, rail and road crossroads in the Grand Est
A former stronghold, dismantled at the end of the 12th century, many witnesses of Vitry-le-François' past remain: its half-timbered houses, its Town Hall: the former 17th century Récollet Convent; the square Place d'Armes, which reveals in its centre the statue of the Marne River (fountain) erected in 1840 and commonly known as "The Goddess"; the collegiate church of Notre-Dame : the largest classical church in the Marne (17th-19th centuries) with its imposing two-towered façade (listed as a Historic Monument); the Porte du Pont and the chapel of Saint-Nicolas du Bas Village: former chapel of the Mariners are some examples...
The town in the countryside...
The capital of the Perthois is surrounded by beautiful countryside with pleasant footpaths to walk or cycle along, streams, rivers and lakes for fishing and water sports.
The Der-Chantecoq lake, the largest artificial lake in France on the border of the Marne and the Haute-Marne, is a great playground for water sports enthusiasts (swimming, kayaking, water skiing, sailing, etc.).
All you need to see and know about Vitry-le-François
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