Vannes is the capital of the Morbihan region and is only 20 minutes away from the campsite. This charming town is home to a renowned marina that is popular with Vannes residents and tourists alike. Vannes is also a fortified town and an exceptional medieval city, making it a must-see destination in southern Brittany. You won't regret choosing a Breton campsite near Vannes!
Vannes is a small town and the centre is a great place to walk around. You will quickly fall under the spell of its architecture and its renowned cultural heritage. Stroll through the old town and contemplate its colourful timber-framed houses, which frame the Saint-Pierre cathedral, offering a magnificent spectacle to visitors. One thing is certain: in Vannes, you will often have your head up in the air to admire the architecture of the facades of the houses. As you wander around the city centre, you are sure to come across "Vannes and his wife" on the Place Valencia. This is an amusing granite sculpture of a couple on the façade of a timber-framed house. Historians are at a loss to know exactly where the sculpture came from and what sign it might have held. Nevertheless, it is one of the strong symbols of the city today. Perhaps you can discover its secret? For the gourmets, Vannes also has restaurants and crêperies where you can have a good meal, as well as the market (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) which offers a wide range of seafood and seasonal products.
It is impossible to visit Vannes without a pleasant stroll around its ramparts. Strolling along the ramparts from the prison gate to the St Vincent gate, you will discover the remains of the Gallo-Roman wall as well as a succession of fortified gates and towers dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. At the foot of the ramparts, where sumptuous flower gardens have been laid out, the stream leads us peacefully to the 19th century wash houses, witnesses of this activity which has now disappeared. An experience not to be missed during a camping holiday in Southern Brittany!
The marina of Vannes with its beautiful boats is a very pleasant walk. There are many bars, restaurants and other shops where you can enjoy a drink on the terrace or take a break from shopping. A peaceful and pleasant atmosphere emanates from the port, especially during the summer period when the blue sky and the sun come to sublimate and warm up the place.
At the gates of Vannes, you can go to the peninsula of Conleau. It is a charming place suitable for walks and relaxation. You will have a superb view of the Gulf of Morbihan. It will then be easy to be tempted by a boat trip to one of the many islands of the department.