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Vannes Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 83 photos
Vannes was the capital town of the Dukes of Brittany (Bretagne). A walled town, a port, it today retains much of its ancient charm.
Sections of the wall date from the third century-- the Gallo-Roman era. "Newer" segments were built in the 1400's. The wall features impressive towers and gates into the city.
Inside the walls you will find many (more than 170) cross-timber houses-- maisons à pans de bois-- some from the 15th century.
Vannes is the perfect place for aimless wandering. You will constantly find things that delight the eyes and the spirit.
The French word for ramparts = remparts.
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