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  • La Trinité sur Mer © Alexandre Lamoureux
  • Le port de La Trinité sur Mer © Alexandre Lamoureux
  • Vacances dans le Morbihan © Alexandre Lamoureux
  • Plage du Morbihan © Alexandre Lamoureux
  • Mégalithes de Carnac © Simon Bourcier
  • Port de Saint Goustan © Alexandre Lamoureux
  • Côte sauvage de Quiberon © Alexandre Lamoureux
  • Houat © Simon Bourcier
  • Le Golfe du Morbihan
  • Surfeur en baie de Quiberon © Alexandre Lamoureux

Vannes, the Old City and its Ramparts

Visit the historic centre

In the walled city, many buildings testify to the rich past of the city of the Veneti located in the heart of the Gulf of Morbihan: the bastion of Gréguennic, the place of the Lices, the Castle-Gaillard, the Cohue, the Cathedral Saint Pierre, the ramparts and their gardens, the Constable's Tower ...

Bastions, towers and gates such as the Prison Gate are the remains of the old walled city.

At the turn of the cobbled streets of the intramural, you will also discover "Vannes and his wife" famous portrait carved on an old house that becomes iconic image of the city. Close by, the Château-Gaillard, museum of prehistory which houses very beautiful archaeological collections.

Leaving the old town, south side, by Porte Saint Vincent, you will arrive at the marina of Vannes, a very pleasant place with its esplanade, its restaurants and its cafés' terraces.

The Tourist Office offers guided tours of the historic heart of the city and a discovery tour aboard a small tourist train.

Summer Festivals and events in Vannes

City of art and history, Vannes hosts many cultural events that animate the entire city center and the port: 

Vannes - Semaine du golfe © Kersuzan Loïc

La Semaine du Golfe

Every two years, during the Ascension week, more than a thousand boats, coming from all around Europe, meet on the water of the Gulf of Morbihan, one of the most beautiful bay in the world.

La Semaine du Golfe is a big sea festival where you can see old and tradinal boats, three mats and large vessel from the European patrimony.

During a week, the different ports of the "Small Sear" welcome fleets and boats of prestige between their moments of navigation.

On the port of Vannes, It's the occasion to admire them and to meet theirs crews as well as to enjoy the festive ambiance: concerts, musical bals and traditional dances, spectacles, catering, animations ...

No edition 2021

© Jazz en ville

Jazz en ville

The jazz festival of Vannes becomes "Jazz en ville" :  scenes and animations are installed on the ramparts in the heart of the city of Vannes.

An outdoor festival 100% free during which the jazz lovers and famous artists meet.

Jazz en ville takes ploace every summer, the last 2 weeks of July.

From 28th to 31th july 2021

The historical festival

In the small streets, on the places and the ramparts of the old medieval city of Vannes, you will get back to one of the historical period of the city. 

Theater and street spectacles, parades in costums, dancers and musicians, historical reconstitutions contribute to recreate the rich past of Vannes.

A pyrotechnic show in the gardens along the ramparts of Vannes closes these traditional historical festivals every year.

On 13th and 14th July 2021

Fêtes d'Arvor © Margot Remaud

The Arvor Festival

This big traditional festival about the culture of Brittany takes place every year around the 15th of August.

In the historical centre of Vannes, spectacles of Breton dances, folkloric groups, concerts, parades in traditional costums, exhibitions...

Highlight of these Arvor festivals : election of the queen and its dauphines ! Closure of the 3 days festival with a superb firework launched from the ramparts of Vannes. 

On 14th and 15th August 2021

To visit...

Cruise Golfe du morbihan © Navix

From the seaport, companies offer cruising days on the Gulf of Morbihan, with stops on the islands.

A great way to discover the "little sea" which is part of the Club of the most beautiful Bays of the World.

 

© little train Vannes

 

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