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The memorial to the fallen sits on top of what i was the old castle of Vannes overlooking the town and the gulf father away. It is an impressive granite and marble tower,with plaques and statues all over remembering the fallen in all the wars of France.
The alleys are all name after famous events in history, like the allée de la deportation, etc. It is a circular square at the top with a huge tower statue of the major wars of France, facing it are stale granite stone plaques of other wars, and with plaques in walls all over
A unique place to have all in one, for the memories of those who gave their all for what we have today. Visitors should come here as the history is related to what many countries gave here to have the freedom and peace we enjoy today.
a bit of history
the place is known as the jardins de la Garenne or gardens of the Garenne, created at end of the 17C.
In 1923,a monument was erected to honor those of the Great War or WWI by the sculptor Ladmiral. The big column is four sided with heads of lions symbolising force and courage. On top it has a victory symbol with a hand on the founding of the Republic and showing on the other side the name of the 785 Vannetais that fell in the Great War.
A tomb is dug at its foot in 1945 to welcome an unknown resistant fighter with the simple words "A un résistant inconnu", to an unknown resistant . In 1947, 4 stales dedicated to the victims of WWII were dedicated and place along the edges of the circular base of the tower.
It has become a place to honor all fallenn for France.
Written May 4, 2013
great complex by the parc du golfe Le Master bowling and sports Cafe. You will have a greatr relaxing time with the family and close to restos,and pleasure passenger marina to outlaying islands.
you have a bar cafe inside and grand tv screen for sports ,so come on in ,the welcome is friendly. Good safe ambiance and the prices are right
Updated Mar 30, 2013
4,5 kms of marshland like a marais, full of fauna and waterways of great natural beauty. For the outdoor lover in you.
a bit of history
By 1720. the priest of the capitols or du Chapitre of the Cathedral of Vannes (St Pierre) ask and obtain concession for salt marshes, the digues were built between 1725 to 1742. After the French revolution of 1789, the property is confiscated and the salt marshes sold. Until the 19C the contraband is huge and the salt depots were built on the digues, the salt is stored before departing by boat. The last stays on until 1950, and then the idea of the nature reserve is thought about in 1979, enlarge in 2002, its a wonderful place to see and walk and enjoy in family.
September to January 2013 is closed. It reopen February 1 2013
February and March , open the afternoons from 14h- 18h (ticket counter close at 16h)
APril to June, open the afternoons from 14h-19h (ticket counter close at 17h)
July and August , open every day from 10h-13h and 14h-19h (ticket counter close at 17h)
tariffs are 5 €, students pay 2,50 € Forfait family : 12 €, free for kids under 7
The webpage in contact is in French ,part of the city of Séné.
Written Sep 12, 2012
a wonderful theater for plays, musicals,and opera plays, Paris in Vannes. You can see wonderful presentation here, for the opera lover or a rainy day in town.
It is operated b the city of Vannes mayor's office webpage at
and contact email for the theater here
keep an eye after September 17 2012 for a new dedicated webpage for the theater at
please video or camera is not permitted flash or not, all is a no no.No food or drinks inside the theater. you can park at parking Des Arts underground parking at place de Bretagne. You get to theater from the road expressway N165 sortie or exit Pontivy;then Vannes Centre, then Palais des Arts.
Written Sep 1, 2012
le Port is the central focus of it all here in Vannes, and many activities are held there. The newest fad I caught up with is the Braderie or flea market, stalls along the canal. I went on the last day, so the crowds were better.
A total of 400 tables were set up and up to 100 000 persons came, but again I caught the last few stands on the remnants that stay over. Next year will be better prepare in my new area.
You ,also, get to buy exchange old books, and magazines at Le Port.
Written Aug 4, 2012
see the gulf, the city, and the canal coming towards city center at Le Port: lovely views for a walk or a picnic. the parc goes over a butte or hill pointing at the Gulf of Morbihan,a new bridge and tunnel will be built by 2015 so boats can go on this section too wider access
now see the wonderful eucharist cross (calvary of Kerino) of Saint Vincent and Saint Patern (two churches in Vannes) with the Enfant Jesus on the other side, together interwined with the symbols of Brittany and Vannes. Done in solid stone in 1903 by a local sculptor.
Go over the bridge on the canals by the naval builder le Pennec shipyard or by rue Kelvirer from the other side of the city. Easy from Le Port, past the Capitanerie or harbormaster hq.
Written Mar 31, 2012
when in town, seen all, have time off, need to relax go to the movies at cineville vannes, great place easy parking. 5 screens.refreshements and surrounded by a nice area of restos.
Written Feb 12, 2012
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