The Pointe des Emigrés of Vannes!

I have many many posts on Vannes and deservently so, however I feel this important historical spot deserves more (see other post) , besides it is now my favorite hangout with my dog Rex! In addition a great walkers, bicycle trails into the Pointe des émigrés, bordering all the Gulf of Morbihan area around Vannes starting from the Parc du Golfe to Conleau peninsula along the promenade Paul Chapel. This is a very nice nature walk and you see plenty of people here including dog walkers like me! I was just by there again on Sunday, and inspired me to do this post ; hope you enjoy it as I.

Vannes pointe des emigres Rex in parking apr22

The name of Pointe des Émigrés recalls the execution of the Émigrés or immigrant Bretons who came to fight the French revolution from England and executed at Vannes in 1795 after the unsuccessful landing of Quiberon. The trail is name for them, as around here not to be forgotten.

The Pointe des Émigrés is crisscrossed by several hiking trails of over 4 km. It is made up of several landscapes: marshes, moorlands, pine forests, salt meadows, mudflats, meadows and there are many species of birds: gray heron, common snipe, etc. The characteristic plants of the site are St. John’s Wort, musk mallow, marsh buttercup, wild orchids, rush, willow, etc. Of course we did all 3,5 km along the Promenade Paul Chapel today !! with Rex our dog lol !! And came back home to spend the rest of our Sunday as in the morning I voted in the French Presidential Elections !!

vannes pointe des emigres stone apr22

The Pointe des Emigrés with the banks of the Vincin ,near the Conleau peninsula form a protected peri-urban area of more than 70 hectares. A former agricultural mecca, this area has been protected by the Conservatoire de l’Espace Littoral et des Rivages Lacustres (Conservatory of Coastal Space and Lake Shores) since 1986 The site is traversed by more than 4,500 meters of trails, mostly accessible for people with reduced mobility and with educational information on natural environments.

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vannes pointe des emigres trees to conleau apr22

From the Pointe des Emigrés you can see the ferry boats coming and going into the Gulf of Morbihan and the Gare Maritime of Vannes as well see across the pointe de Kerino afar. Wonderful sights and great for time and the sea!

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vannes pointe des emigres ferry entr gare maritime apr22

Our starting point was the 45-space car park on rue Gilles Gahinet. From there, we follow the cruise ships and Multiplast to join the paths or Promenade Paul Chapel of the Pointe des Emigrés. You can then go to Conleau, go around it and retrace your steps for more than 4 km ! Beautiful gulf bordering natural environment with benches along the way to sit and indulges in its beauty.

The official Conservatoire de l’Espace Littoral et des Rivages Lacustres

The Morbihan dept 56 Tourist Office on Vannes

There you go folks ,hope you enjoy the walk and a bit of history. The Pointe des Emigrés is a nice park now good for the whole family in my capital city of Vannes, just 30 minutes from my house !

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

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