Vannes is Morbihan, one more time.

I had my day off today thanks to the Labor day bridge in France. So decided to go back as a visitor to our capital city ,Vannes. I have not been back here since January 25 2014 according to my blog statistics. Of course, I work in the city so visit everyday but not with the family.

Vannes is unique that been with only about 60K people, capital of the departément 56, Morbihan, IS the city of the region. All is here,anything just like any big city in France. The tourist office again is here ,http://en.tourisme-vannes.com/

Of course, we could not come here without stopping by the Cathédrale Saint Pierre, and basilica minor of the Roman Catholic Church, guarding the remains since 1419 of Father Vicente Ferrier who evangilise the area coming from Valencia Spain.Now Saint Vincent Ferrier. You can even see a small statue of him in a window square against the walls of a house in the square or place Valencia. See the photos for the wonderful chapels and nave Inside including the one where St Vincent rests. The official site in French here, http://cathedrale-vannes.cef.fr/index.php/patrimoine/la-cathedrale

We indulge ourselves in a nice small cup of chocolate fraisier of Alain Chartier chocolates, at pl des lices, only 4,30€   ,more in webpage ,http://www.alainchartier.fr/

we marvel of the Château Gaillard, now the museum of Archeology and history of Vannes, wonderful old place all around is historical old, intact. Here is more about it,and on other historical places of Vannes from the city page in English, http://en.mairie-vannes.fr/discoveringvannes/history-and-heritage/discovering-the-heritage-of-vannes/

Another must,to walk along the ramparts, old castle in ruins, and the wonderful towers like tour Connetable and Prison, and Joliette.The moats and laundry or lavoirs of old, all beautifully done in spring fever, see those wonderful gardens of the Garenne and so well cut.photos to follow and more on link above.

Go Inside the covered market or marché couvert at pl des lices, and see the wonderful produce, fish, meats, veggies, fruits, honeys, cheeses, you name it from local produce the best to you ,real French, what I came here for!!!! dynamite. More here in the city page in English! http://en.mairie-vannes.fr/living-invannes/practical-information/les-halles-des-lices-covered-market/

See the history before you as Vannes is the birthplace of Saint Emilion, yes , you got it the hermit that gave fame to a wine and a town in the Gironde down South!!! See it at the Courtine de la tour Joliette. See walk enjoy this wonderful town, full of shops over 700 of them all over the old city you find all,and nice, exhuberant old and nice nice. Walk the short street of rue de la Bienfaisance, at No 3 before 1791 lived 3 duchesses of Brittany!!!! Isabeau d’Ecosse (Isabella of Scotland, Duchesse of Brittany), Françoise d’Amboise, and Catherine de Luxembourg.

Last but not least, we had to eat. So having been with friends to these joint, decided to bring the family this time. Saint-Exupéry is a brasserie/créperie at 14 rue des Halles, old area, nice buildings and shops all around you,and you can come in with terrace as we did by 8 Rue des Orfévres sitting in a nice square. Here we had the menu du jour for 11,20€ includes plat and dessert and drink but we had beer Affligem so opted out of the house wine. 3,30€ for the beer. galette of cheese, tomato ratatouille, and bacon; dessert was a crêpe framboise, and we added coffee for 1,60€ each. Service was fast and friendly , glad to find multilingual folks living in the area! the webpage is here http://www.brasserie-stexupery.com/default.aspx

Now we are expecting a nice sunny weekend, let’s see what in store for us, we are last minute travelers so we will decide tonite before going to bed as early or maybe tomorrow morning lol!!! Cheers and have a great Weekend.

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