Vannes (Gwenned in Breton) is one of the cities that make up the Gulf of Morbihan.
It is located 460Km from Paris, 120 Km from Quimper, 110Km from Rennes & Nantes, 50 Km from Quiberon (with its famous wild coast) & Lorient, 40 Km from Carnac (alignments of menhirs and beaches) and 10 km from the entrance of the Rhuys peninsula (the Hézo, Saint Gildas de Rhuys, Sarzeau, Arzon).
Vannes is a medieval town with its fortifications and its various towers such as the trumpet tower, the powder keg, the hangman and the highest tower of the constable who was an old prison.At the foot of the ramparts of the tower of the constable, we can admire an old wash house, beautiful French gardens like those of the Hermine castle & the prefecture.The Hermine castle was the residence of the dukes of Brittany, Louis XIV donated this castle which was in a state of ruin to the city that used it as a quarry to rebuild the wharves of the port. At the time of the revolution, a pastry-cook known for his pate of rabbit and enriched thanks to trade bought the ground to found there a pleasant abode. Purchased by the state in 1876, it became a school of artillery, general treasury to be today a showroom. The port, with mooring "the raven of the seas" which is the last langoustinier of the sea d Iroise still at sea. From the port, you can see and reach the Saint Vincent Gate, which was built in the 17th century. It was named under this name in tribute to the preacher Saint Vincent Ferrier who died in 1419.
St. Peter's Cathedral is a curious mixture of style from the 12th century to the 14th century. We can see a tapestry of Flanders from 1615 composed of 7 paintings representing the miracles seen by Saint Vincent Ferrier. In the streets of Vannes, you can see half-timbered houses, narrow streets witnessing the architecture of the XIV to the XVII century. Every Wednesday & Saturday morning the market settles in the heart of old Vannes, under the fish market, place of the public weight, and the place of the lices.
To come :
– By TGV station Vannes stop: 3 hours from Paris
– By plane Nantes, Rennes, Lorient airport: 1 hour from Paris
– By car: about 5 hours from Paris, 1 hour from Rennes, Nantes
Legendia Parc is a theme park inspired by tales and legends located in the town of Frossay in the Loire Atlantique about 1 hour and 15 minutes from Vannes. This park offers an animal route and shows with live animals.
Rates and booking directly on the website: www.legendiaparc.com