Always special ,Vannes

Again a special day is any day in Vannes, our capital city and my work city. It is nice not so cool and not so warm ,just perfect with the sun out and in. Temps still in 19C or about 71F.

I was out with colleagues after work , as we had to say goodbye to one, and why not do a bit of an au revoir or good bye in Vannes.

I was the first one in the bar ::) got easy parking by the ramparts of the old castle and did a bit of walking around the beautiful medieval buildings. Finally, I headed for the bar just before 19H.(7PM).

Before, the bar did some walking around the old city and took some pictures with my mobile/cellular telephone, not the best but will do for this amateur photographer ::)

The gate or porte Poterne is very old (1678-1680) and nice over a stone bridge getting you into the old town just by the bar mentioned below. Here you have the wonderful Jardin de la Garenne and the Tour du Connétable (constable tower) , les lavoirs or laundries, wonderful views over the Cathedral St Peter (St Pierre) and Church of St Patern; a great façade of the cinema Cinéville Garenne just in front of the Chateau de l’Hermine (old hotel Lagorce), at 12 Rue Alexandre le Pontois. A nice view from the back of the marché couvert des lices or covered market which I usually take the picture from the front!

We went to the Les Valseuses, a popular bar here near the gate or porte Potern and behind the Chateau de l’Hermine and the gardens of the Garenne.  The bar is name after a popular movie of the same name that came out in 1974. More on the bar from the tourist office here: http://en.tourisme-vannes.com/what%E2%80%99s/going-out/824273-les-valseuses

We/I come here often and it is very friendly service, good prices and historical place on one side the ramparts and the beforementioned chateau de l’Hermine and on the other side is Place des Lices and medieval Vannes. A city untouch by the ravishes of war and with buildings originals from as far back as the 14C.

This was just a sentimental goodbye as you should know on jobs ,the friendship enduring ones are what counts. And we will be back to the Les Valseuses eventually to continue our ins and outs of Vannes.

It is all over my blog but for ease of reference this is the main tourist office of the city in English here: http://en.tourisme-vannes.com/discover/vannes

Until next time and enjoy the photos of a beautiful city even with my cellular/mobile telephone they came out not too bad ::) Cheers

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2 Comments to “Always special ,Vannes”

  1. What a lovely place! Always sad having to say goodbye to an old friend and colleague. We had to do just that last month, but thanks to social media, we can keep in touch with most of them. I am sure you will too.

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