well this is one hot weekend full of visitors for the beaches that took some driving doing for me to get back home, luckily been here long enough to know the C routes but it was packed along the N165.
Doing some shopping and window shopping along the way is a past time lol!
Some interesting spots along the way that always like to share with the curiously incline at VT
Fondest memory: driving around the C roads are always wonderful and avoiding those hordes of traffic for the beach
Can't get tire of walking the wonderful ramparts of Vannes with its doors or portes or tours or towers,and wonderful garden. All in a medieval look that is impressive how well maintain they are.
It had two walls ,first wall or premiére enceinte and the second wall or deuxiéme enceinte.
in the first wall you have still standing today the Bastion Notre-Dame ;Porte Saint-Jean ;Tour du Bourreau ,Tour et porte Prison ,Tour Joliette ,and Tour Poudrière .
In the second wall,you have still today, Tour du Connétable ,Éperon de la Garenne ;Porte Poterne ;Hôtel Lagorce (better known as the chateau de l'Hermine); Porte et tour Calmont ;Tour Trompette ,Porte Saint-Vincent (my profile photo); Porte et bastion de Gréguennic ;Bastion de Haute-Folie ,and Tour Saint-François .
All wonderful, and at night is even better lol!
A must while in town
Vannes tourist office is at http://www.tourisme-vannes.com/
Fondest memory: my favorite stretch is by the porte de la poterne and tour connétable with its beautiful gardens and great shots into town of the church of St Patern and the Cathedral St Pierre.
Take a look with me on the old town of Vannes intact medieval and just lovely, I work in the outkirts of the city in a castle ::)
see the old convent of Ursulines couvent, now its call collège Saint-François-Xavier,rebuilt several times at : 3 rue Thiers direction city center.
The collége Jules Simon with a chapel from 1929, place Maurice-Marchais
See the cross or croix Fitzgerald at place Saint-Pierre
Hôtel Saint George early 18C at 11, 13 rue des Orfèvres
Hôtel de Limur, 31 rue Thiers built in early 17C
Ancien Hôtel de Francheville, 1 ; place de Poids-Public,near place des Lices, early 17C
Maison des trois piliers, 2 rue du Thiers, mide 16C
Homes from 14C to early 17C are at 10 rue Saint-Salomon ; 31 rue Saint-Guenhaël ; 29 rue Saint-Guenhaël ; 25, 27 rue Saint-Guenhaël ; 23 rue Saint-Guenhaël ; 21 rue Saint-Guenhaël , 19 rue Saint-Guenhaël , 17 rue de la Bienfaisance (corner rue Saint-Guenhaël); homes or maison dit known as Saint Yves, at 1 rue du Port (corner with 2 rue du Drezen): house or maison dit or known as Saint Vincent at 17 place Orfèvres (corner of rue de Valencia); house or maison dit or known as Vannes et ses femmes, rue de la Bienheureux at rue Noé in Place Rogues ; house at 1 Place Henri-IV ,corner with rue 5 Saint-Salomon; 3 place Henri-IV ,corner of 2 rue Saint-Pierre ; house at 3 Place Henri-IV ( corner of 6 rue de Chanoines); : 23 rue des Halles ; 2 rue Chanoines (corner of 32 rue Emile-Burgault);
Ancien Hôtel de Parlement de Bretagne dit or known as Chateau Gaillard; inside you have the memorial to de la Lande de Justice de Crach dating from the 8C, 9C,and 10C. The current hotel dates from the early 15C at 2 rue Noé
building of old establishement Petits Fers, dating from 1894-1906 at 1bis, 3 rue Alain-Legrand
some old nice building to take a look when in town for the architecture and history inclined in you.
Fondest memory: walking these memorable old streets well maintainend intact original like writing history. A good walk for the entire family.
yes it does, not often, not every year but it does and gets cold and windy in winter. In summer its paradise.
These photos are from today on my job parking lot, and we had two accidents employees hitting the steel fence and another stone wall after trying to turn and sliding on the icy road.
I was spare but still very cold tonite 1C so tomorrow there should be some icy roads again althought the snow is now gone.
Fondest memory: walking in the snow and having the opportunity to throw a snow ball again ::)
the walking is always great for my family and we enjoy going out and do so on every town. Vannes is special as we live near and I work here. In addition to that , Christmas season bring the best to walk and see the beautiful decoration, more people out, and the stores gleaming with the season's chants and niceties, just wonderful.
I try to share the sentiment of the season in these photos taken at night walking in Vannes with the family. Hope to see you around here soon.
Fondest memory: walking around Christmas time and at night
Go to the carrefour shopping center and inside see Dino, all men and children dedicated hair cut and fashion expression for the young and young at heart. My boys do it here, and its recommended to have a haircut while on vacation awesome.
17.30€ for mens and 22.50 for women regular cut and shampoo.
the webpage for mens and womens
and the above and more are all in the shopping center Carrefour de Vannes
Fondest memory: I guess thinking why not something unique while here and get a haircut or cut for men or ladies, well I got a bunch of guys in the family so here is one for the boys lol!!! My wife will be next on the ladies section in same shopping center and thats more expensive lol!!
so today was our first day for Christmas shopping and we headed for Leclerc shopping center in Vannes.
we had a blast and goodies and took some photos of the deco so will like to share with all of you here at VT.
Its a wonderful season and Merry Christmas to all.
Fondest memory: shopping at Christmas time is always a memorable moment and this one is special as it will be our first Christmas with the family together in Brittany.
well yes this is a friendly city and walking at night is wonderful, you can walk until about 11Pm (23h) and fine restos, bars open, and until 7-8pm or 19-20h for stores open. Then ,you have the streets all to yourself.
Many of the attractions are light up at night and gives an eery feeling but just beautiful, and the stars of course mingle in and you are in heaven, a nice way to walk, good for you,and see more of a city, Vannes is magical at night
some pictures a bit dark because my flash failed,,,,lol!
Fondest memory: walking Vannes at night by the Le Port to Pl des Lices area.
If an area describes a city, then the Le Port or harbor area describes Vannes. This is the nerve center of it all, university students, couples, families, young and old converges here at any time of the day and night.
when all else is close in Vannes ,here you still find places open. The boats adds an aura of chic and good to the place, the canal is historic, going all out into the Gulf of Morbihan and eventually the Atlantic ocean.
You must walk its streets on both sides of the canals.
Fondest memory: walking up the mound into the point overlooking the gulf or the tree line ave along the canals, or the park in between, or the restos open at any time, just wonderful day or night. Night is sublime.
well the best way to see a city is by walking once you are in the city lol!!! Vannes is no different, it has a beautiful city center but also a wonderful marina port with almost 3000 boats,and a great tree promenade and a basin with full restos and shops with wooden houses ,just lovely
So when in Vannes leave some time for wandering its narrow streets and also, the Le Port area.
Fondest memory: walking around Pl Henri IV and pl des Lices. just my second home away from home.
The remarkable beauty.
Fondest memory: Just walking around the town, inside and outside the walls. The flowers, the gardens, the charm of the old town. Be prepared to spend hours wandering around, without a planned route, just soaking up the glorious beauty.
Favorite thing: I thought surely only in France one could come across a shop named "Insolence" and found it rather amusing in an ironic kind of way.
Favorite thing: Gailard Castle is one of the nicest I've ever seen, the beautiful garden in front of it offers an advantage for it... There is a museum about archaeology inside.
Favorite thing: There are enough such old buildings, which adject a nice note in the beauty of this gallo-roman city. Saint-Patern district is full of these wooden houses, near it the Fine Arts Museum is located.
Favorite thing: Vannes is a paradise for people who love the sea... As being an ideal place for water sports, the Gulf of Morbihan ("Morbihan" means "sea" in Breton) offers many different nautical activities.