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    The ramparts of Hennebont
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Hennebont Things to Do

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    by gwened Written Jul 21, 2012

    Le Haras National( done in 1857), with its park a la English with 23 hectares and 7 huge stables. Horses and its history are home here, a must to see and watch the show. Open Easter and all Saints vacation periods from Monday to Friday 9h30-12h30 and 14h -18h. Saturdays and Sundays 14h -18h May, June, and SEptember from Tuesdays to Fridays 9h30 -12h30 and 14h- 18h. Saturdays to Mondays 14h -18h July and August every day from 10h to 19h. Admissions is 7,10€ Adults,etc. Show of horses during the regular visit on school vacations of Easter all zones from Mondays to Fridays at 15h30 ; May, June, and September on Tuesdays and thursdays at 15h30. In summer from July 6 to August 28 at 16h ” show équestre ” of one hour with the visit and show of horses ,spectacle admission 11€/adults etc…35€ Tour en calèche or carriage tour in summer from July 6 to august 28 on wednesdays to Sundays from 14h - 19h : 3 €/adults and 2 € Child. More information http://www.haras-hennebont.fr/

    The official tourist office for Hennebont,http://www.hennebont-tourisme.com/

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    by gwened Written Jul 21, 2012

    La Porte Broêrec’h , is a defensive work to serve tower to tower the guards of the prison that it was (Marion du Faouët, the famouse brigand was held here in 1746), with room for the homeless and finally a museum; one of the richest in the department on the Breton Arts. Most of the rooms were destroyed on the Nazi bombardment of August 7 1944. today, the Tours Broêrec’h house in its ten rooms a museum of arts and traditions. Open from June 1st to 30 September from 10h30 -12h30 and 13h30 to 18h30. Admission 4 €/adults.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

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    by gwened Written Jul 21, 2012

    You must see the basilica of Notre Dame de Paradis, (done in 16C), on the flamboyant gothic style constructed between 1514 and 1524 on the honor of the virgin Mary under Notre Dame de Paradis . its tower is 65 meters high, and became a church from 1590, raise to basilica minor by pope Pie X on January 17 1913 for the exemplary devotion of the inhabitants of the city to the Virgin. In 1699 the peste causes lots of deaths in the city and the locals pledge a statue in silver to the Virgin if they can be spare of this desease. it became the Voeu de 1699, thereafter every year a procession is done all over the city, and the desease stopped. The procession continues to this day thus each last Sunday of September. See inside the stained glass by Max Ingrand retracing the great events of the history of Hennebont. The Organ (1652) is the oldest in the department of the Morbihan.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Religious Travel

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Hennebont Restaurants

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    by gwened Written Jul 21, 2012

    I chose the Pizzeria del Castello or The pizzeria du chateau in Italian, very nice friendly folks, who took our pictures, and were prompt and food well done. The resto is very near the Tours Broêrec’h . a nice family ambiance that we like. Great deal.

    Favorite Dish: We had faux filet grill in sauce poivre 3, pizza primavera with chorizos, Tartiflettes, and Burger à cheval, apertififs from porto to jack daniels, kir, beer, then desserts from banana splits(2) ,poire belle helene, ice cream of different flavors; a bottle of Villa Burghese, Paqua, Bardolino red of Italy, very good. all 142€ for 6 persons

    just awesome day...

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Hennebont Transportation

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    by gwened Written Jul 21, 2012

    You can get here on the N165 road Nantes-BRest exit 40 for Hennebont centre by car.

    By train it has a train station or gare at
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/bretagne/gare/Hennebont.aspx YOu can make from Paris gare Montparnasse direction Quimper Brest.

    The bus and boat network of http://www.ctrl.fr/ service to all these towns ,Brandérion, Caudan, Cléguer, Gâvres, Gestel, Groix (Ile de), Guidel, Hennebont,
    Inzinzac Lochrist, Lanester, Larmor Plage, Languidic, Locmiquélic, LORIENT,
    Ploemeur, Pont Scorff, Port Louis, Quéven et Riantec.

    Regular TIM =transports interurbain du Morbihan buses such as no 17, http://www.morbihan.fr/UserFile/flash/CarteTIM/horaires/HLn17-E-2012.pdf

    and taxi services,
    La Galèze 1ç, avenue de la Libération Tél. 02 97 36 22 14, Ambulance Taxis Guidelois 16, rue Nationale Tél. 02 97 36 47 00; Taxi Hello ZI de Kerandré - Rue Denis Papin Tél. 02 97 36 11 11; Taxi Loy 22, place Foch Tél. 02 97 85 55 55; Taxi service Tél. 02 97 32 94 40

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Hennebont Favorites

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    by gwened Written Jul 21, 2012

    Favorite thing: And Hennebont is no difference. You can arrive anyhow,by car, train, bus, but once in it ,the best rest the foot.

    Hennebont is great to walk full of history all over, and nice friendly folks on the streets and commerces.

    You can go and see the tourist office at the maison des bâtisseurs dating from the 16C, in the historical and renovated mail de kronach.

    the mayor's office or mairie a nice old building ,the hôtel de Belcherre (18C).

    The nice basilique Notre Dame de Paradis already tipped here. the nice remparts, and the viaduc over the river carrying the train over the port of Hennebont.

    The city center hilly starting from the river but nice and quaint , a lovely place to spend a day. It is only 24 kms from my house lol!!!

    Fondest memory: The climbing of the remparts and walking along the top of it the whole distance with great views of the city.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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