Vannes Travel Guide

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Vannes Things to Do

  • Cathedral of Saint Pierre

    This is a wonderful church right in the old section of town and near my shopping street. The church keeps the tomb of Father Vicente Ferrier who hails from Valencia,Spain,he came over in the 1300's to spread the word of God and remained as bishop,and schoolteacher, his name is mentioned all over including my front profile picture in the Porte St...

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  • A very nice aquarium du golfe

    at the parc du golfe there is nice facilities for all, and one of them is the aquarium of Vannes. A unique structure and great for the whole family even older children.Very nice representation of the islands on the gulf of morbihan, UNESCO world heritage site on its sea life.It takes about 1h15 to see the aquarium ,but we took a bit more maybe...

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  • Again walk the ramparts of Vannes III

    a pleasure to do it all the time, walking the ramparts area with its old towers, castle walls, ruins, and gardens, the laundrymats ,the climbing to the Garenne, and the inner lovely quaint old streets of Vannes all preserve, even surviving WWII.I is a pleasure to walk and the best way to know the history and area in Vannes or elsewhere.

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Vannes Hotels

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Vannes Restaurants

  • Asian ,home made Saigonnaise

    After many trips to Asia especially Vietnam, one of my work colleague here suggested a asian resto in Vannes. The place serves Vietnamese/Thai:Chinese dishes in an Oriental decoration with many lacquer nacque paintings from Vietnam.The family Dang has been doing this here for many years and recently at a new location in central Vannes. The...

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  • cafeteria grill style venelis-closed

    update, this one has recently closed and its Under renovation to become a Flunch cafeteria.This is the typical cafeteria grill place inside shopping centers in France. Some are in auto stops on the expressways and others are usually attached to shopping centers. This one is at the Centre Commercial Leclerc in Vannes ,the shopping center of my...

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  • mall cafeteria and sports bar

    This is an economical simple cafeteria bar PMU inside the Leclerc hypermarché that I shop. It is at the end of the cash register and end of the commercial center. It has a nice comfy entrance with a sunny terrace in the back.The place has TV screens and the horse betting racing system of PMU, plus they show LNR, or ligue nationale de rugby matches...

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  • typical Breton French by the ramparts

    This is a classic resto so call gourmet, gastronomique, the service is top class very traditional and the place is small tidy and with good people.You can even buy your bottle of wine to take home! over 125 sélections.réservations are advise and even required for a good table;Tél. +33 (0)2 97 47 52 44 Mobile. +33 (0)6 61 66 89 00...

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  • Great drinks,food and fab views

    the best views in Vannes over the pleasure boat port, great beers, food, and service. Ambiance of visitors and locals alike, my favorite.have more in French at the dept Morbihan tourist pagehttp://www.morbihan.com/restaurant-cat-way/vannes/tabid/7419/offreid/57611975-5085-4274-860a-074ad16af816/detail-restaurants.aspxwell just went there with a...

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  • Pizzas like your mama used to make...

    Very warm friendly and nice clean place right off the Le Port area, on your way out on the canal side across from them. The place fills up quickly and many seen return clients, nice family service, fast and courteous. The food is brought quickly and freshly hot made. We are trying places out and we like this one for a return on pizza nightOpen...

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Vannes Nightlife

  • movies anyone at Garenne

    This is a nice cinema right overlooking the ramparts of the city and great views nto the cathedral . It is walking easy 100 meters from the Le Port area of the pleasure marina and all the restos in the area, so very central location10 movie showing every day.morning before 12 noon is only 5,20 euros evenings is 8,30€ but better ambiance.you can see...

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  • Les Valseuses hanging out in the...

    This is the place to see some sports, drink and be merry and just mingle who knows, all ages are welcome!Its a great place to host the visitors for the rugby under 20 world championships in the stade de al Rabine here in Vannes next june 2013. One of new finds in town.To give you what the tourist office says,it has 200m2 of space to welcome you and...

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  • be late and get on a tribord

    boite de nuit par excellence in Vannes on a night quaint districtIts a wonderful bar à thèmes, where you can choose the period from 18h – 21h apéro lounge, 21h – 23h glamour, 23h – 2h clubbing. Each evening you have a Dj ! Sunday the programming is you at the helm,Monday ambiance électro clubbing ; Tuesday disco fever, from the years 80’, 70’ and...

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Vannes Transportation

  • Ride the new bus system KICEO

    for a small city really the bus system is very good. Its a nice way to see the city as can be taken cheap for sightseeing around as well . I took when showing the ropes to my boys in town .Its the TPV or Transports Public Vannetais, which from September 3rd, 2012 has a new name and webpage as KICEO or kicéo. UPDATEDThere are 24 lines and one in...

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  • passenger boat terminal to islands

    a great passenger terminal right near the LE PORT and city center, the boats here takes you to the islands inthe Gulf of Morbihan which are UNESCO world heritage sites. Like these Arz, Houat, Hoëdic, Belle-île.The Gare maritime is at , 7 Allée Loïc Caradec, Parc du GolfeYou have the NAVix company doing the run and Compagnie du Golfe.sites...

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  • train from Paris and local buses

    direct transport on TGV from Paris Montparnasse several per day, and one or two from Roissy CDG airport. The gare in Vannes is walking distance to center of city or take a local bus or taxi on your left going out of terminal there is the taxi stand,AVIS rental car just across the terminalfor trainshttp://www.ter-sncf.com/regions/bretagne/fr/for all...

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Vannes Shopping

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  • get your garden,home, deco ideas here J

    This is another chain, and here in Vannes the store is big, beautifully display and nice friendly helpful staff.The moment you enter you know you are in a hypermarket of gardens Tools, animal petting, and hobby, home decoration for the garden,patio ,driveway etc, decoration for the house, fertilizers, fencings, you name it for the home handyman...

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  • fish/seafood in Vannes

    the shop is family in a quaint area of Vannes, just at place du poids public, near wooden homes of old 17C, and the welcome is nice, good produce and fresh. There are many in the region but some are better than others, we like this one too.Our favorite in Vannes. and on market days is popping of course you get to come on snow day and sunny days...

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  • deco sweets and breton food

    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...

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Vannes Local Customs

  • market days or jour du marché

    I believe that France would not be so great if it weren't for its wonderful market days, or jours du marché. The market is a place conducive to exchanges and conviviality, strong vector linking social and economic vitality. Les halles in sumptuous architecture , the Streets full of stands from regional and national products offering a multitude of...

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  • Semaine du golfe

    This is a major event here,and just for news will be held again from May 6 to the 12 2013it will be held during the French holiday of ascension, so many festive events and time off for manyThese are the boats you will encounter herehttp://www.semainedugolfe.com/Flotillas-721-0-0-0.htmland these are the harbors where the boats will be, St Goustan,...

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  • Catholic Breton fervor

    Catholics are a strong tradition here, many chapels, churches, crosses, and minor to huge monuments attest to this,A history of fighting to the Republic for the Catholic and Royal of Brittany and an assimilation still going on with Breton language coming up in schools and huge numbers of kids taken it, even if privately spoken.This is the Diocese...

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Vannes Warnings and Dangers

  • if you get sick help is on at Océane

    this is a clinic or hospital so not really a danger or warning but in case you do get into a miserable situation while in the area ask to be taken here, you will be care with love and pro levels of comforts.Clinique privé Océane is a private clinic that takes medical insurance from EU countries or those paying cash or credit cards.it has an...

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  • Floodings

    so always see this thread and don't undertand that in major tourist areas there are dangers! never encounter one, so figure whats dangerous here, well it gets flooded once a year.if you are doing the morning shopping at the market you might end up needing a boat to get out lol! we had had plenty of rains around here lately, and many towns are...

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Vannes What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: light and colorful

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: beach , raingear for sure, light shoes, the most important is a rainjacket and umbrella

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: all available here

    Photo Equipment: all available here

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: beach outifit for the beach out of way be ready to be dressed

    Miscellaneous: lively international visitors and locals, so clothes wont be a big deal as to fashion, again be ready with raingear.

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Vannes Off The Beaten Path

  • Hôtel de Ville

    the hotel de ville or city hall of Vannes is building done in the end of the 19C of neo renaissance style. Located at 7 Rue Joseph le Brix with opening hours of Tuesdays to Fridays from 8h15 to 12h15,and 13h15 to 17h.In the front you see the statue of Constable Richemont, a companion of Joanne d'Arc that lead the French army in the victory over the...

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  • chemin des émigrés

    This is the immigrants's path at the point of immigrants, a historical site. Symbolically left preserve natural status to be enjoy by all outdoorman.You can start on the promenade Paul Chapal from the gare maritime in Vannes all the way to the peninsula of Conleau on the farthestmost tip of Vannes, all along the gulf entrance to the city with...

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  • memorial to the fallen,garden garenne

    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....

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Vannes Sports & Outdoors

  • municipal pool or VanOcea

    Here you can get in form while in a pool, you can do aerobics,yoga,and learn to swim and snorkel all under control heating and cooling conditions and heated pools, also ,water slides and changing rooms, showers, and a nice cafe with a view.The membership is for locals but you can pay a one time fee for a day; if local we pay 88€ per year for 25...

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  • FunXtreme ,games for all

    This is a huge place next to the cinema we go, it has practically the best you can have in one roof. From Bowling, laser target, karting, plane ropes climbing, pool tables, mini golf, games, and bar/restaurant.you can have one time payment or join in for 1,50€ per year for discounts and prizes. there are formulas to combine events, and all very...

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  • water and massages combi for in shape

    sports...well how about exercises for relieve the stress and be yourself along pools and spa, and jacuzzis, all in a friendly ambiance at Aquatic Clubor do a bit of spa, hamman, relaxing messages, to stay in shape and relax;at Balnéoboth facilities next to each other and both great for a day away from the crowds and mingle with the locals,...

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Vannes Favorites

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  • Vannes from the top to bottom!

    This is a beautiful city, left unharmed from the ravages of wars, and so glad it was. I do work not far from city center, and do come here often, photos are not enough, each time they are those that merits sharing it with you here in VT and my blog.Today was a nice day, no rains temps in the 14C, and we went out to do our weekend errands of living...

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  • Walking Nights at Vannes II

    wonderful to walk in this walled, medieval city at nights with all the lights reflecting on the building and castle etc; lovely.best to start up in the ramparts of the old castle and move downward towards the Le Port pleasure marina area. walking the ramparts at night, having dinner, see a movie, gorgeous

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  • Sights and pavements in Vannes

    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...

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    Mar 10, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    One of the best Jazz festival in the region, July 28 to August 4 2014. great way to have a nice scene with the best in the genre. See you there.

 
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