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“Wonderful medieval buildings”
Review of Place Henri IV

Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Vannes
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Owner description: Historic walking area showcases 16th-century buildings and interesting museums.
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 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’.

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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 look and there are modern shops and a very cutesy photo-op old quarter.

There are lots of restaurants for all tastes and prices, as well as bread/cake shops.

Also worth a visit is the nearby hidden gem:-

Quai Franklin at Saint-Goustin Port, nearby Auray

5  Thank jogon c
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Beautiful old city surrounded by fortified walls. Wooden houses adorn the streets. Two of them almost touching each other. A lovely place to visit!

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Reviewed July 12, 2012

Vannes is a charismatic city with a lovely marina good selection of cafes and restaurants, excellent parking (2 free car parks) and a good market

5  Thank harley7642
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