This is where i get my travel luggage, umbrellas, gloves, accessories for travel and take the pictures for VT...
the store is in the Carrefour shopping center in Vannes, and it is access by the parking lot on the main entrance to the shopping center.
It is full of luggage bags of all sizes and brands, samsonites are prime. The service is very attentive and knowledable, fast service.
Four other stores in the area, main from 1951 is in city center Vannes, but for ease of dropping off the centre commercial is it for me and the store.
The parking is free and public buses 6 and 10 passes by it. there is also a velocea bike station on the property of the shopping center.
What to buy: luggage is what I come here for. Samsonites are great.
What to pay: better prices than Paris ::)
this is my gang stand alone favorite store, for video games. You find all here, with pre order, and exchanges possibilitiies, you can sell your old games and get new ones, console machines, accessories the works is here
The service is very friendly even for parents and the prices are good; it is right inside the centre commerciale Carrefour de Vannes, so easy to find and public transport service.
We come here always and just exchange our Christmas gifts with the store crew!
What to buy: video games old and new plus consoles and accessories
What to pay: best prices in town, can compete with the big chaines
This is the store we come to make keys, and adjust belts or repair shoes and other leather items. they also have souvenirs of the city and area and doing so since 1960 by Mr Dominique Blanchard and family.
He mades sabots or leather boat shoes, 40-45 euros the pair, genuine French nothing imported for you.
a Pleasant talk always in my favorite shopping area of Vannes.
What to buy: we go for extra pairs of keys, extra holes on belts (good food ::)) ,and an occasionnel souvenir. The store deco alone will make you come in lol!
What to pay: fair prices for great workmanship.
This is another of the classic shops in Vannes place des LIces, the old medieval area well preserve of the city. My favorite area and I support many of the local merchants here that you will see in my shopping pages of Vannes, the city I worked.
It is open every day from 7h30 to 19h00 continuous and Sundays mornings from 9h30 to 13h00
It is always a pleasant welcome and courteous service to all. they ,also, have cigars, and articles for smokers.also, if you want to know whats going on in town, they know it.
The front is by Le Monde meaning the French newspaper the name of the store is tabac Presse des Halles.
What to buy: here we go for the lottery, magazines, crossword puzzles, post cards (to many VTers already), and newspapers.
What to pay: souvenir prices, as usual in tabacs
This is an old covered market that caters to fisherman for a long time. It is still use as a fish market and you can find the freshest here early in the morning
This is an area of open air market (see other tip) all around from the old archway to the old harbor area Le Port all in a pedestrian area. You can do your shopping while marveling of the architectural wonders of the town. Well preserved.
La Halle aux poissons, place de la Poissonnerie for the fish is open every day except Sundays and Mondays from 7h to 13h. you will find the best from the Gulf of Morbihan here. all fresh and direct for you.
What to buy: fish and seafood the best
What to pay: best prices direct from the fisherman to you
one of the best chains in France, and the Vannes store is well stocked and great knowledgable service folks. Friendly ,and I am a customer of long time. The place is in a historical plaza of quaint houses and wooden houses as well, with other nice stores around it.
always a delight and helpful service and advice.
What to buy: wines
What to pay: at all levels but always good values available
This is a store near where we do most of our shopping here, and we have been it twice, always forgot to take a picture but will do the tip now. It is on business since 1958.
its a traditional breton bakery outfit doing everything fresh the same day, and it has outlets in the region from Vannes, Muzillac,Quimperlé, Belz, Redon, and some away like in Savenay (dept 44) and toulouse (dept 31).
the place in Vannes is spacious clean and friendly lady staffers, all around the walls are cider, honey, jellies, and liquor from fruits, like citron, and figues plus the traditional Breton drink from honey chouchen. in the middle there are decoration from breton porcelains, then in the main hall way the walls are continuous with goodies of terrines, patê meats, and seafood terrines; with more middle stands for deco and kitchen items, then on the left walls the longest is full of baskets of different cookies in many flavors all done fresh each day and sold by the kilo.
What to buy: we buy the far breton, cider, lemon liquors, madeleines ,and plenty of cookies/biscuits of many flavors including my favors chocolate cakes.
What to pay: best prices as it is direct from bakery like a kilo of choco cakes biscuits for 4 euros.
Ok this is another that may not be needed for a visitor, but we use it,and you never know when you need a screwdriver, tape, chair, carbon for that barbecue, batteries, beach items, and just get to be curious as to how the locals really lives here.
The store is huge with a service for all your home needs, then an outside for building materials and another outside for garden materials.
they do deliver and can provide for installations at your home. The hours are
From Mondays to Saturdays from 8h to 20h Closed Sundays
What to buy: everything on building and garden ,home materials as well as beach items
What to pay: best prices usually.
This is out of city center past the N165 and you arrive at plescob a commune of Vannes on the D779 road towards Sainte Anne d'Auray. Here you will find Atlanville and Park Lann a huge space full of stores and restaurants, some of them already mentioned in my pages.
This is the cover all tip. one for the restos and bar
You have several stores behind these such as Electro Depot for all appliances and music, electronics gadgets of good prices
you have shoes stores such as Galianos open every day from 9h to 17h except Saturdays at 16h
tel +33 02 97 26 33 98 and West Hom for mens clothings that we have try them all
Rue Aristide Boucicaut, tel +33 (0) 2 97 69 15 01
There are games like Fun Extreme (also feature in my tips), and plenty of other stores to spend many hours shopping and always with restos and bars nearby for a well deserve rest lol!
No webpage just individual stores all sitting around each other at Parc lann, and beyond.
What to buy: many things from clothing ,shoes, electronics, home appliances, eyeglasses, the works
What to pay: they move out from city center to provide more choices and prices, just compare, you can find bargains here
Mâitre chocolatier de France, with his own cooking school for chocolates and pastries confections,and a nice small store at place des lices to delight us all of his masterpieces.
while walking the old streets of Vannes have a hot chocolate, a nice masterpiece or macaroon or in summer a wonderful homemade gourmand ice cream.
its becoming more famous showing on French television channel 2 and a school just on the outskirts of Vannes if you like to learn the trade.
What to buy: chocolates, macaroons and ice cream
What to pay: good prices much better than Paris and master chocolate maker doing it.
This is a local wine merchant with stores here where I shop as closest to me and another one inside city of Vannes. The one here is at Ploeren a nearby suburbian town.
The selection is big and varied with expert advise, and loaded with goodies even by the barril lol!
It is very spacious and all arrange by region and product, like when you entered on your left you see the wines and you go around clockwise until accessories and cash register.out.
Open all year, Mondays from 9h-12h and 14h-19h
Tuesdays to Fridays from 8h30-12h30 and 14h-19h
Saturdays from 8h30 to 19h; close on Sundays all year.
What to buy: accessories like corkscrews and glasses.and scotch, rums, etc.
What to pay: competitive prices and great selection and advise.
This is another of our favorite stores, it has all for the garden and more, plus pet animals like rabbits,fish etc, and a local produce area with the best honeys, cider,chocolates, caramels etc from the region.
Anything you need for the garden and garden home decoration is here from dirt to fertilzers to trees,and utensils.
Nice and chain of over 1000 stores all over France.No 1 in France
The store is in the town of Ploeren but its actually the suburbs of Vannes so post it here. Open Mondays to Saturdays from 9H12H30 and 14H-19H
What to buy: we by plants, and garden supplies
What to pay: better prices and guaranteed to work
huge hypermarché , in off N165 road, bus stop next to it,and plenty of choices for your stay as well as me living here
Leclerc is open until 19h weekdays and fri and sat until 20h
The place is in a commercial shopping center with restos, hairdressers, etc, your one stop shopping,and right off the main roads. The entire area is full of restaurant ,shops, and cheap gas stations.
What to buy: food, but it has everything
What to pay: good prices a bit lower than the Paris region
This is another popular chain, that I like, it has better prices but less freebies than FNAC for example, but the customer service is tops.
You find here a huge store with plenty of choices even old movies, games etc.
They have sections on small appliances, big appliances, video games, dvd/cd, telephone, computers,TV and other electronics and a very good selection of spare and replacement parts. All major brands are represented in addition tothe store own good value brand Essential B.
What to buy: we go for movie dvd,video games, and small appliances like my camera lol!
What to pay: prices are competitive and when we go we find good deals on what we buy.
You have just going out of city center towards the voie express or national 165 many shops we enjoy and all connected by the local bus system TPV
you are seen n the photo Celio, Quarter Back, Promod, mens and ladies stores, and the sign tell you that behind us is FNAC, Darty, and Esprit.. down to the left not seen you have so many stores to just stay the whole day here.
Celio is an everyday men and women wear here, nice outifits at affordable prices.
Promod does the same for women
Quarter Back is brand name from some known and unknown brands
Esprit has its own brand of clothing for men and women.affordable prices too
Darty is electronic and appliances store known for their good customer service and reliable products
FNAC is a popular chain of electronics, computers games etc store
the webpage in contact is in French but tells of all stores in the area of kerlann where the above are plus many more.
What to buy: souvenirs good clothing,groceries, toys, electronics, and bakeries,choco shops, wine cellars etc, the works is within walking distance.
What to pay: best prices in town