Vannes and its surroundings: what activities on vacation?

A Breton town in Morbihan, Vannes is an ideal place for holidays. Touristy, it is not for all that a stuffy place during the high season. Many activities are to be discovered, suitable for both sportsmen and lovers of relaxation.

The sea, of course!

The main objective of holidays near the sea is often to enjoy the water. It is possible to swim in Vannes, especially at Coinleau beach which has a beautiful leisure center perfect for families.

The water is quite cold in this part of Brittany, but children rarely mind going there even when it is not above twenty degrees. We must not forget either that Vannes is in a gulf. To fully enjoy the coast, take a little car to go to Sarzeau where a large beach awaits you.

Fishing is a very popular activity in Brittany. You will find many organizations to advise you on a fishing trip. For younger children, simply collecting seashells on the beach is a particularly fun and educational game. Then continue their discovery of fish with a trip to the Vannes aquarium. Relatively small, it nevertheless has many species and clear explanations.

For thrill seekers, this part of the Atlantic Ocean is not the best for surfing or body boarding. The sea is very calm, while the tides can pull the water out for a long time. On the other hand, if you have a boat, take the opportunity to go further in the water. Brittany is among the best places for kayaking enthusiasts, while sailing is taught in several places. Lorient, a nearby town, is also considered to be one of the sailing capitals.

Cultural discoveries

Vannes has a magnificent port in the city center. If it is not very large, it has benches on the quays that allow you to enjoy the landscape in all serenity. You can also sit on a terrace and enjoy the place. After the port, go up a bit to walk along the city walls. Several parts are in perfect condition. In summer, the city regularly organizes events linked to history or with light shows at the level of these ramparts. Then, continue to Place Henri IV, the most famous square in Morbihan.

For discoveries, take the car to go to the side of Carnac. The menhirs in number are impressive. Do not hesitate to take walking shoes for a nice hike. You can also take a boat to go to the islands present in the Gulf of Morbihan: the islands of Arz and aux Moines.

Watch out for the taste buds!

Brittany is also a region for all lovers of gastronomy. It is obvious that one cannot stay in Vannes without tasting the pancakes and the cider. Enjoy several crêperies in the city center. The more discreet and traditional are often the best, even if they do not offer the same view as a restaurant directly on the port.

Go to the surrounding area to buy direct from the producers if you want to bring back produce as souvenirs. This is the case for cider, but also for cheese and biscuits.

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