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TownVannesSaint-Avé at 5.1 km (13 min)
Insee code56260Séné at 5.7 km (12 min)
Postcode56000Plescop at 6.9 km (12 min)
Latitude47.6582360Meucon at 8.2 km (12 min)
Longitude-2.7608470Arradon at 8.4 km (13 min)
AltitudeFrom 0 to 56 metersPloeren at 9 km (12 min)
Surface32.30 km²Saint-Nolff at 11.4 km (17 min)
Population55291 inhabitantsTheix at 12.8 km (13 min)
Density1711 inhabitants/km²Monterblanc at 12.9 km (18 min)
National labelsPlougoumelen at 13.1 km (15 min)
DepartmentMorbihanLocmaria-Grand-Champ at 13.6 km (16 min)
RegionBrittanySearch another town


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Vannes, port of the Morbihan Gulf, the center of the "Great West" is a magical place where sea, earth, sky mingle in changing and unusual landscapes. A rich and varied environment which should enhance and preserve.

Historical and modern Vannes seduced as much by its ramparts and medieval center with its university and its future-oriented companies.

The city was founded by the Romans after their victory over the Veneti in 56 BC. The armies of Julius Caesar conquered all victorious Armorica.

Darioritum (first name of the city) is growing on a hill (now the St Patern). From the third century a castrum was built to protect the inhabitants of the threats of the barbarians.

After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, replacing Darioritum Venetis, the ancient city was abandoned and became a suburb. The medieval town develops gradually within the fortifications. It was then that becomes a bishopric Vannes (one of the first in Britain).

In 1532, François 1st stays Vannes preparing the Treaty of Union between Britain and France.

At the end of the seventeenth, the exile of the Breton Parliament by order of Louis the 14th gives a boost to the city. We build many mansions and the city extends outside the enclosure.

In the second half of the 19th century Vannes takes another face. Urban development is generated by the arrival of the railway in 1862 and the installation of two artillery regiments after the defeat of 1870. It also inaugurated at that time the town hall, the prefecture and the court. Vannes has suffered little of the Second World War. Today the city values ​​its tourism assets through enhancement of its old quarters and its proximity to the Gulf of Morbihan.


Guided tours led by a speaker.

Museum of History and Archaeology.

Museum of Fine Arts.


Butterfly Garden.

Departure of cruise in the Gulf of Morbihan ...

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Vannes
Information pointsTourist Office of Vannes
Leisure centresAquarium of the Golfe,   Beach of Conleau,   Marina of Vannes,   Museum of History and Archaeology of Vannes,   Museum of La Cohue
MonumentsCastle Hôtel Lagorce,   Castle of La Motte,   Castle of Meudon,   Cathedral Saint-Pierre,   Chapel Saint-Yves,   Chapel of the Ursulines,   Church Saint-Patern,   Prefecture of the Morbihan,   Town Hall of Vannes,   Wayside Cross of the Rohic
Performance hallsExhibition Park Le Chorus,   Stadium of La Rabine,   Theatre Anne de Bretagne


International Festival of photo Wed

Jazz festival.

Festivals d'Arvor.

Historical celebrations.

Festival Vannes the Celts.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea trip in the Morbihan Gulf and islandsNature and the outdoorsFrom 29 € to 50 €Arradon (7.6 km)
Taste oysters and clamsLocal flavours7 €Île-aux-Moines (8.7 km)
Discover the oyster bedsCulture and educationFrom 19 € to 29 €Baden (14.2 km)
Boat trip on a sailboat heritageNature and the outdoorsFrom 49 € to 59 €Arzon (16.9 km)
Kitesurfing lessons on Brittany’s beachesSports sensationsFrom 80 € to 500 €Sarzeau (17.2 km)

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Wednesday 28 January
Min. 7°C - Max. 11°C
Thursday 29 January
Min. 6°C - Max. 8°C
Friday 30 January
Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C


French cuisine restaurantKergalette   SPECIAL OFFER
ZC PARK Lann 's ATLANVILLE - Close to the center of Vannes, Kergalette you can taste the specialties of pancakes with wheat and buckwheat pancakes in a bright space sleek design. SIMPLE...
Located in Vannes9 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCôté Patio  
Located in Brittany, in the department of Morbihan, the Best Western Hotel and Restaurant Vannes Centre welcomes you into its contemporary, refined atmosphere and modern decor. Settle...
Located in Vannes25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantÀ l'Image Sainte-Anne  
HEART OF BRITAIN - The city of Vannes, the restaurant at The Image Sainte-Anne offers elegant décor. IN PLATES - This famous restaurant since 1948 in the country of Vannes, offers traditional...
Located in Vannes21 € per person 

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Farm with 4 bedroomsLa Métairie de Bézit    
Close to the Gulf of Morbihan and the beaches of the ocean, you have a choice of four guest rooms in the buildings of the Metairie, quiet with separate entrance, in an area of ​​3300...
Located 7.6 km from VannesFrom 55 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsChambres hôtes Anna    
Welcome to the Gulf of Morbihan. Anna's house welcome you all year between Vannes and Auray 6 km from the sea and the piers for the islands, you will find a perfect base for all your...
Located 8 km from Vannes60 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes de Bot Conan    
1 small studio kitchenette, double bed, shower and toilet - 2 double rooms, shower and toilet facilities. 1 bedroom with 2 single beds, shower and toilet room, reserved for breakfasts,...
Located 13.1 km from VannesFrom 60 € to 70 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsAppartement T2 à Vannes
Furnished apartment, 2 rooms, one room in quiet residence 2010 ideally located between downtown and Conleau Vannes. 400 € the week Located on the ground floor, area: 40 sqm. Number...
Located in Vannes400 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsApartment for 4 persons
Furnished apartment in a house ind floor, 39 m ², c, 2 beds 1 person, a living room sofa bed. bathroom toilet.. Ameg and equipped kitchenette, exp southeast, garden terrace with barbecue....
Located 4 km from VannesFrom 280 € to 390 € per week 
House for 6 personsGîte de charme 150 m mer golfe morbihan  
Ideally located 150 m from the water, near Vannes, beautiful bustling medieval city, and the pretty fishing port of Port- Anna, our house is an old fisherman's cottage classified '...
Located 4.5 km from VannesFrom 279 € to 659 € per week 

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140 places over 14 haCamping du Haras     SPECIAL OFFER
Camping & Spa on the heights of Vannes and the Golfe du Morbihan. Water park with heated pools and indoor pools. Rental of mobile homes and chalets. Camping Quality, Quality Tourism,...
Located 8.4 km from Vannes 
94 places over 3 haCamping La fontaine du hallate en Morbiha    
This green campsite located in the Morbihan, welcomes you in a nature preserve, not far from one of the most beautiful bay in the world the Gulf of Morbihan. Our environmental policy...
Located 10.5 km from VannesFrom 14 € to 16 € per day 
98 places over 2 haCamping de Bilouris    
Camping Bilouris is the ideal base for discovering the charms of the Gulf of Morbihan, thanks to its location by the sea and the activities available directly on site, whether maritime...
Located 13.8 km from VannesFrom 12.90 € to 18.90 € per day 

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Best Western Le Roof Vannes - Hotel in VannesBest Western Le Roof Vannes     
Hotel Best Western Le Roof with sea views is situated on the shore of the Gulf of Morbihan. It has well-established gardens, beach access and a restaurant and bar. It is just a 5-minute...
Located in VannesRoom from 67 €
Park & Suites Elégance Vannes - Hotel in VannesPark & Suites Elégance Vannes     
Located in Vannes, just less than 2 km from the port and historic part of the city, Park & Suites Elégance Vannes offers a fitness centre, sauna and luggage storage. Vannes Aquarium...
Located in VannesRoom from 48 €
Qualys-Hotel & Spa Vannes - Hotel in VannesQualys-Hotel & Spa Vannes     
Located 3 km from the historic centre of Vannes, Qualys-Hotel Vannes is set in the west of the city in an area with many restaurants, a cinema and several shops. The hotel offers a...
Located in VannesRoom from 79 €

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Park & Suites Elégance Vannes
Located in Vannes, just less than 2 km from the port and historic part of the city, Park & Suites Elégance Vannes offers a fitness centre, sauna and luggage...
Résidence Azur
Residence Azur, situated in Morbihan on the Quiberon peninsula. It offers comfortable accommodation and free Wi-Fi access....
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