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Place Henri IV

Address: Vannes, France
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Vannes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods, Landmarks
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: Historic walking area showcases 16th-century buildings and interesting museums.
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The beauty of Vannes is that most of the interesting places to swee are located in one small area. The other reviews sum up this old part of the town. Even though there was a constant heavy flow of traffic, sitting in one of the cafes enjoying a coffee allows the atmosphere of the place to roll over you.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited this atmospheric town a Monday in July. We went for a stroll and admired the charming buildings and the nice atmosphere, sat down in one of the many street cafés and had crepes, ice cream and coffee. There are also a lot of exciting small shops to look into :-)

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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is a beautiful square in Vannes. The buildings are well preserved and it is well worth a visit. Gets very busy with tourists.

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Bangor Co. Down
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Lively atmospheric square at heart of old Town Vannes, good place to sit and relax enjoy a cup of coffee or aperitif and watch the world go by. A great place to take photographs of the mediaeval architecture that is the attraction of the old Town.

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Macclesfield, cheshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is a small square surrounded by 14th/15th century building all in good order. It is a very popular tourist spot hence always crowded but still provides good photo opportunities. There are often a street performers there. On any visit to Vannes, it should not be missed.Vannes

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Vannes, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A quite beautiful medieval square surrounded by timbered houses. From this period quite a few buildings are preserved in comparison to cities such as Nantes or even Rennes. The whole city is well worth strolling through and the distances are not great between squares and beautiful buildings.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The historic centre of Vannes with fine slate roofs and half-timbered houses. Small enough to see all round easily, and a pleasant walk when the shops aren't open.

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Surrey, England
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116 reviews 116 reviews
14 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Follow the route recommended by the tourist office to explore the attractive old town in Vannes and you will pass through this place.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The wooden framed medieval buildings that form a square just past the cathedral form the centre of old Vannes. The oldest half-timbered buildings date from the 15thC, and there are 272 classified historical monuments within the city. You will often find musicians playing here in the summer. The two tallest buildings seem to almost meet across the street. From here... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We have often taken holidays on the S Brittany coast. Vannes is the local centre. This makes a pleasant change for 'Townies' from beach and countryside, and useful for supplies and prezzies. Best to park up on the many free spaces by the Marina and walk up the harbour to the city gates. The castle and fortifications are worth a... More

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