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To discover nearby

Vannes and the Gulf of Morbihan

A City of Art and History ® by the water

Vannes is a city on a human scale, rich in an exceptional built and historical heritage, at the gates of the Gulf of Morbihan.

Nature and the sea are never far away! After admiring the gardens, embark on a cruise to the islands of the Gulf or go on a getaway to the nature reserve of the Séné marshes to discover an ecosystem remarkable for the richness of its biodiversity, especially its magnificent birds.

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At the gates of the Gulf of Morbihan

Vannes, medieval city

Visit Vannes with a guide
… or your smartphone

As far as the old heritage is concerned, you will have the choice between the fortifications, the medieval quarter and the Saint-Patern quarter (also available in paper version at the tourist office, on the port).

Another route propels you into theVannes of the 20thcentury : this is the Street Art route (about a 3km walk, allow 35 minutes), from the underground of the Palais des Arts to the left bank of the Port of Vannes, from the facades of public buildings to the new “temple” dedicated to urban art via the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Cohue

Contact the Vannes tourist office

One of the most beautiful bays in the world

The Gulf of Morbihan

The Gulf of Morbihan

Legend tells us that theGulf of Morbihan was born from the tears of the fairies of Brocéliande.
Inconsolable, as they were chased away by cruel Korrigans, their tears became torrents that fed this small inland sea.
To decorate it, they threw their wreaths of flowers into it, which gave birth to the 365 islands that are counted in the Gulf, including the two largest, Isle aux Moines and Isle of Arz...

Contact the Golfe du Morbihan tourist office

Discovering the 365 islands

Cruises on the Gulf

Sail to the islands…

Want to go on a promenade cruise on the Golfe du Morbihan?
Board a boat for a commented tour with or without a stopover (possible stopovers on the island of Arz and the island of Monks). Many companies offer you customized services.

By booking at the tourist office,you are sure to board on the day and time of your choice.

You can also discover the islands off the coast: Belle-Île, Houat and Hoëdic.

More info on the Gulf Cruises

Follow the birds...

Nature reserve of Séné

Réserve Naturelle des Marais de Séné

The Réserve Naturelle des Marais de Séné enjoys a privileged location in the eastern part of the Golfe du Morbihan; it is endowed with a great diversity of landscapes and a great number of birds.

All year long, the Reserve’s animators can welcome you and accompany you to discover the richness of the fauna and flora.

You will experience a unique moment of exchange in the middle of nature with passionate people!

They can design a program adapted to your group (family, schools, seminars, coach operators…). Think about them in advance so that they can best respond to your request.

Contact the Séné Marshes Nature Reserve

Find them

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