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 you can continue along cobbled streets to explore a large number of small specialist and boutique shops. At Place Valencia you’ll see a carving of a man and a woman on the corner of a half-timbered house – they are known as ‘Vannes and his wife’.