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Vannes

just half an hour from Sarzeau

While staying at the Hotel Lesage, don't miss out on a visit to the former capital of the Duchy of Brittany. At the base of the Gulf of Morbihan is the medieval town of Vannes, labelled a Town of Art and History (“Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”), you’re invited to enjoy its holiday atmosphere. You’ll be quickly charmed by the vivacity and refinement of its old districts. With superb half-timbered houses, its historical heart is the ideal place to enjoy a stroll or take in the shops.

Must-sees include the Garenne laundry, a symbolic site for the town; the ramparts with their panoramic view of the magnificent French gardens; the Saint Pierre cathedral a holy place for a great many pilgrims; Saint Vincent's Gate, which was broken through the town walls in 1624 to facilitate trade between the port and the historic quarter; the aquarium with its interactive displays; and the gate that leads through to the town centre, itself a hotspot for celebrations of all kinds. And that’s only the beginning!