Welcome to southern Brittany!
The presence of numerous megaliths is testament to the fact that Vannes has been occupied by man for more than 5,000 years. The town was founded by the Romans in 56BC, when Julius Caesar’s victorious armies conquered all of Armorique.
Vannes is bordered to the south by the Golfe du Morbihan, which means little sea in Breton. This 12,000-hectare Atlantic basin is dotted with about forty islands, some of them inhabited, like l’île d’Arz and l’île aux Moines. The Golfe is a unique place where the land and the sea merge in changing landscapes.
To the north, the hinterland goes as far as the Landes de Lanvaux, criss-crossed with numerous waterways. Walks along hiking trails will lead you to the heart of the Argoat, you’ll discover megaliths, manors, chateaux, chapels, fountains and calvary crosses, continual reminders of Brittany’s history.