Vannes a medieval intact in the Morbihan!!!

Oh yes my beautiful capital city of the Morbihan, Vannes can claim to have an intact city center with wooden houses going back to the 14C and thru the 17C in addition to wonderful monuments. I did this post back in 2018 and need to update links and text so here is again Vannes a medieval intact in the Morbihan! Hope you enjoy as I and thanks for reading me over the years!


Vannes is a medieval jewel of France really, all intact ,no wars have done damage here ,all original with some repairs needed for upkeeps. There are even people living in these old wooden houses going back to the 14C, where nothing can be change by law of preservation of the heritage. Vannes is my capital city and where I worked for the last 9 years as of today update.

We got up early and went for the Japanim mangas store in the old town section of Vannes, at 14 bis rue Emilie Burgault; parking for free by Place du Maréchal Lyautey as National Holiday, or National Day July 14 (what visitors still call Bastille Day,no longer use in France).  From there we walk to the market around Place des Lices, Place du Poids Public and rue Saint Vincent, Rue de Le Hellec, one of the best I have seen around France. It is big and has everything, we get our fruits, vegetables, and cheeses here and nice to be recognize by the vendors already.

Then it was time to do my car wash at the automatics at the E Leclerc shopping center, had lunch at Flunch , a supermarket chain restaurants typical of the all you can eat phenomenon reminded me always of my Piccadilly’s in Florida way back. The best here is the salads and the sweets , ice cream and wines all at reasonable prices, who said France is expensive!  Of course, we stop by Castorama our home building store and gather more garden and barbecue goodies, at their store in Vannes just around the corner from all the above places. And finally we crossed over to E Leclerc hypermarket to do our groceries with the boys.  And we got back home as now it’s been played the 3rd game match of the World Cup Russia 2018 between Belgium vs England; two dear countries so we are neutral.

My beautiful medieval Vannes as we walked its streets just before preparation for their Fêtes Historiques (see post)  today and getting ready for a wide screen TV to see the France vs Croatia World Cup final tomorrow 17H French time from Moscow. We will be in our town watching it with the locals at Skellig Irish Pub!


Again some repeat webpages but for the sake of searching here they are:

The Morbihan dept 56 Tourist board on Vannes

The city of Vannes on things to see and tourist office:

Hope it helps your trip on medieval wonderful Vannes, in dept 56 Morbihan, region of Bretagne.

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

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4 Comments to “Vannes a medieval intact in the Morbihan!!!”

  1. So beautiful! I miss traveling so much. Thank you for sharing this wonderful little vignette about your city. It was a delightful stroll.

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  2. I really like the way that France has managed to preserve its medieval architecture and integrate it with modern demands.

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