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“Beautiful city”

Centre Historique de Vannes
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Vannes
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Livingston, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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“Beautiful city”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had a lovely visit here starting with a coffee at a salon du the called Sallie Et Sucre at the entrance to the old town. I recommend it for great coffee, but also the nicest toilets you will find anywhere around. (I love france, but despair of their toilet facilities!) we then wandered through the old streets admiring the old, crooked and picturesque buildings. There are some independent and unusual shops to explore too. We were there on a Wednesday and had a great time at the market which is also held on a Saturday. It is a typical French market with lots of fresh food, flowers and a separate covered hall for fish, but also crafts, jewelry, soaps etc for the tourists. It is full of atmosphere and we bought some presents and souvenirs to take home.
There are lots of places to eat, but we went to a boulangerie for a "formule" lunch of a sandwich, cake and drink then walked to the port where we sat looking at the boats in the sunshine. We walked round some of the remaining walls where they have planted amazing gardens in the former moats. We really enjoyed our time in this lovely flower filled city and plan to return to explore some more of it in the future.

Visited July 2014
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Bristol UK
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“One night stop”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Worth a visit for old town, port, bars & restaurants. Oceana hotel within walking distance of all the above.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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“Very nice old town.”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

The Wed. outdoor market was fabulous; there is also a covered market most mornings. Things tend to be shut down on Mondays in Vannes.

Visited May 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“visit history”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The permanent market place is large and covered and has absolutely everything to purchase in foods.

The medieval town has much charm.

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Vannes is a lovely old city/ town.”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The old part of the town which goes down to the harbor and includes the Cathedral is well worth a visit . History seeps out of the place. The old castle, old buildings, gardens are well kept. The harbor is fascinating and there are plenty of places to eat.

Visited April 2014
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