"Vannes: Ancient Brittany" Top 5 Page for this destination Vannes by ExGuyParis

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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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  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2012 at 7:38 PM

    You've convinced me. I've put Vannes on my list for 2013. Great photos.

  • gwened's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2011 at 2:32 AM

    Nice page on Vannes, where I work.Cheers

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2006 at 2:59 AM

    This looks a most beautiful place.

  • Kate-Me's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2006 at 5:43 PM

    Merci beaucoup! C'est tres jolie. I hope to visit here in May. Greetings from Downunder _ Kate

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2004 at 3:11 PM

    I love the "Moments Rest" photo!! I thought it was a painting!!! Charming page!! Wonder if they saw the Northern Lights in Vannes........hehe

  • Maillekeukeul's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2004 at 7:05 AM

    It seems to be a charming city... I've often heard of it, but never been to...

  • belgianchocolate's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2004 at 6:53 PM

    Next time I'll visit this city as well. :-)

  • allaboutnice's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2004 at 7:41 AM

    looks extraordinarily beautiful

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2003 at 1:49 PM

    Such a remarkable portrait, Paul. All the charm of Bretagne in one town ! I love the STONE LOVE pic. Imagine having your image cast in stone for centuries and nobody even knowing your name.......

  • jide08's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2003 at 8:44 AM

    Very nice photos. But I see some blue sky in two of them. Did you add that colour on your computer?

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