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In 1532, the “permanent union of the land and duchy of Brittany with the kingdom and crown of France” was declared at Vannes. This is evidence of the importance the city formerly had, and the old medieval part has kept this memory alive. However, the city where Alain Resnais was born, built in a natural amphitheatre site at the bottom of the gulf of Morbihan, has a lot more to offer visitors. It is the ideal home port for those who wish to set out and explore the bay.

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Tourist attractions Vannes : Things to see and do

  • This gulf, which is about 20km wide and dotted with sixty or so islands and islets, is famous for its beautiful scenery. The light at sunset is particularly memorable, even more so at low tide. Start on the west coast at the Pointe d'Arradon, going p..

  • Located in Gaillard Castle (15C), which for some time housed the Parliament of Brittany. It contains numerous objects obtained from the first excavations of megaliths from Carnac or Locmariaquer. Necklaces, bracelets, polished axes, swords, ring-disc..

  • Public Washing-places Interesting

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    These washing-places with long roofs, built on the banks of the Marle Stream at the beginning of the 19C are undoubtedly the most renown sight of this city.

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Hotels Vannes

  • Inter-Hotel Manche-Ocean Two stars Two stars

    31, Rue Du Lieutenant-Colonel Maury F - 56000 Vannes

    Prix Prices from : 48 €

    Situated 100 metres from the historical centre of Vannes, near the beautiful Gulf of Morbihan is the Inter-Hotel Manche-Ocean. All guestrooms are soundproofed and equipped with satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet access. This lovely 2-star accommodation..

  • Escale Oceania Vannes Centre

    Avenue Jean Monnet F - 56000 Vannes

    The Escale Oceania is located in the heart of Vannes, just 100 metres from the historic centre, the shops and 50 metres from Théatre Anne de Bretagne. It offers a 24-hour reception and soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi access. Each air-conditioned ..

  • Hôtel Le Bretagne

    36 rue du Méné F - 56000 Vannes

    Located in Vannes right next to the ramparts, Hôtel Le Bretagne features bright rooms just a 10-minute walk from the train station and from the harbor. Free Wi-Fi is provided. The rooms all have large windows and a private bathroom with free toiletr..

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Restaurants Vannes

  • L'Éden Quite comfortable restaurant 

    3 rue Pasteur F - 56000 Vannes

    This garden of delights is next to the former Eden Cinema. The many regulars enjoy its fresh, modern cooking and original flavour combinations.

  • Les Remparts Quite comfortable restaurant 

    6 rue Alexandre-le-Pontois F - 56000 Vannes

    Opposite the ramparts of the castle, 'bistronomique' cuisine has found an ambassador in the form of Anthony Evin. Since his arrival in spring 2014, he has been championing local producers, the market and natural wines. The food is a lovely mix of ins..

  • Le Vent d'Est Quite comfortable restaurant 

    23 rue Ferdinand-le-Dressay F - 56000 Vannes

    A Vent d'Est - an easterly wind - blows all the way to the West of France! This real winstub opposite the port transports you to Alsace, with flammekueche, sauerkraut, kugelhopf etc. The region's specialities take pride of place on the menu, with a..

  • L'Annexe Quite comfortable restaurant 

    18 rue Émile-Burgault F - 56000 Vannes

    Quail, foie gras and artichoke, cod, caviar of aubergines and shellfish sauce, monkfish with seasonal vegetables... Fresh ingredients feature prominently on the menu, most of which are sourced locally and the producer's names are even displayed on th..

  • Roscanvec Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    17 rue des Halles F - 56000 Vannes

    This restaurant is hidden behind the half-timbered façade of this house in a pedestrian street. It has a refined, contemporary decor and a glimpse of the kitchen. Inventive menu based around high quality, locally sourced products.

  • La Gourmandière - La Table d'Olivier Comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    rue de Poignant F - 56000 Vannes

    Taken over in 2011 by an experienced chef, this old farm on the outskirts of town is a refuge for fine gastronomy and one that definitely lives up to its name. Two inspired menus (no à la carte) featuring fresh fish and seafood, and delicious chocola..

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