The House of the Garenne, Vannes!

Well again going on uncharted waters, I have stayed in many properties from budget to luxury palaces over the years but if one comes to mind in my belle France is this one near me. I had no need to rent here , (I own) but friends and business collegues have stayed after my initial info and they all came back loving it So here is my take on it.

One place I can recommend because by now  know it well is the Maison de la Garenne, a bed and breakfast in a historical old mansion overlooking the ramparts and gardens of the Garenne. The house is at 2 Rue Sébastien de Rosmadec, Vannes.

Directions: When you arrive at the Legion of Honor Giratoire or roundabout also known as the Garenne roundabout, Place de la Garenne, do not descend to the port but instead , behind the bus stop, the small street bordered by a balustrade in iron at the foot of a pretty stone house, continue walking about  80 meters and you are in front of the green gate of the House of the Garenne. You can walk up from Le Port , pleasure marina area and on the roundabout turn right and again right into Place de la Garenne straight to the back is the house.


The house built in 1898 in the urban style of the mansions of the time, surrounded by a pleasant private garden on the Plateau de la Garenne. The Maison de la Garenne offers its five guest rooms, including a family suite, each offering great comfort and are carefully furnished. This house inhabited for 3 generations by the same family offers you direct access to visit Vannes.  The house is classified “Citybreak Luxury” by Gîtes de France and has been awarde the “Mark Bretagne”. All the traditions of Brittany.


All rooms are spacious and bright, oriented either on the garden side or on the Garenne park side. A large swimming spa, solarium, Nordic sauna, sensory shower, ice fountain and herbal goods are available.  Fitness equipment or a Japanese sauna can be privatized. Treatments and modelling are also available, by appointment.

The breakfast, will be prepare tol make you appreciate artisanal and regional products.   It will be served in the living room whose harmony comes from its high windows, its authentic fireplace, its woodwork and antique parquet floors. The large private and enclosed garden has an old part opposite the Garenne Park. The garden or park of the Garenne is bounded to the north by the Pleasure Garden of the Prefecture of Morbihan , to the east by the rue  Saint-Tropez, to the south by rue Jehan-de-Bazvalan and to the west  by the Rue Francis-Decker. Access to the park is via the rue  Francis-Decker, Rue  Jehan-de-Bazvalan and  Rue Alexandre-le-Pontois . It takes you to the ramparts of old Vannes as well and the Old town by the Porte Poterne gate.

The Maison de la Garenne  is still a little wild space composed mainly of species with persistent foliage: laurels, camellias, cedars and firs.  Hortensias, roses and other varieties of flowers, tomato plants and even fig trees adorn this place of pleasure.  In any season you will be charmed by the greenery and changing colors of nature.


Overlooking  the Rue Jehan de Bazvalan, the elegant ancient stone railing encourages walking and contemplation of a remarkable landscape where the medieval ramparts and old washes on the banks of the Marle stream , are part of the groves. For your car and on request, a covered parking lot will be reserved for you in an outbuilding at the bottom of the garden. Or park outside public  parking Saint Joseph at Rue Jehan de Bazvalan. See my post on the Garenne park of May 2 2019.

Ok was by it on the high ground overlooking the castle ruins or what is left and over the ramparts and got a peek of the house again, (Maison de la Garenne) so here is another photo, very nice spot and well known place by now.


Some webpages to help you plan your trip here are

Official Maison de la Garenne at Vannes

Tourist office of Brittany on the Maison de la Garenne

This is very nice in an old quant corner of Vannes, the views from the upper floors is magnificent over the Gulf of Morbihan as well. Indeed worth staying in my beautiful old Vannes at the Maison de la Garenne.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!


2 Comments to “The House of the Garenne, Vannes!”

  1. It sounds very beautiful and serene and I love the sound of all those plants.

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